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March 24, 2013

Genealogy: 35 Clay County soldiers fell in WWI

TERRE HAUTE — This week is a continuation of tabulating the men and women from the Indiana side of the Wabash Valley who gave their lives in World War I–the so-called Gold Star Honor Roll.

These names are taken from the book, “Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War, 1914-1918.”

The book features a short biography on each serviceperson that includes information on military service, parents, birth, death and burial dates and locations for the person, as well as a photo.

Some of these people were killed in action, but many also died of influenza in the deadly 1918 outbreak of the Spanish Flu.

The book can be accessed in its entirety at the Allen County Public Library’s Archive website at archive.org/details/goldstarhonorrol00indi or downloaded as a free Google book at books.google.com/ books/about/Gold_Star_Honor_Roll.html?id=48sMAAAAYAAJ.

Clay County, Indiana, Gold Star Honor Roll:

Alsip, Clifford J Hartzell, Corporal

Andrew, Robert E., Private

Bandy, G. Leslie, Private

Blair, Elmer P., Corporal

Brown, William, Private

Bussing, Thomas L., Private

Carpenter, Walter W., Private

Cooksey, Harry E., Private

Daugherty, John, Private

Day, Lewis Aquilla, Private

Dierdorf, Fred Walter, Private

Duncan, James M., 1st Lieutenant

Frost, Elvin A., Private

Griffy, Claude M., Private

Grigsby, M. Oscar, Sergeant

Harris, Robert Barnett, Private

Holdefer, Roy C., Private

Jenkins, James, Private

Keith, Stanley M., Private

Kirchner, Jacob H., Private

Knipe, Samuel Isaiah, Private

McGriff, Russell H., Private

Meyer, Roy J., Private

Miller, Jacob, Private

Moore, Harry J., Private

Rice, Bert L., Corporal

Sarchett, Walter, Private

Scherb, John E., Private

Schopmeyer, Arthur Carl, 2nd Lieutenant

Shonk, Edwin, Private

Smith, Farris A., Private

Walton, Homer Edward William, Private

Werremeyer, Albert William, Private

Whaley, Harry C., Private

Widener, William G., Corporal

 

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