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INDIANA - WORLD WAR RECORDS, VOL. I
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FLOYD COUNTY

BAUER, HERMAN JOSEPH (Private) Son of Albert and Jennie Bauer; born August 3, 1894, Greenville, Floyd County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service in August, 1917, Audobon, Iowa. Trained at Camp Dodge, Iowa, and Camp Pike, Ark. Assigned to Company H, 9th Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918; attached to Second Division. Wounded July 18, 1918, at Chateau-Thierry, and died August 6, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 1, France. Buried near Paris, France.

BEACH, HOBART GEORGE (Private) Son of John and Freda Biel Beach; born September 11, 1896, New Albany, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Troop D, 1st Cavalry, Indiana National Guard, May 9, 1917, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Went overseas June 12, 1918; assigned to Company H, 168th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Wounded in action July 29, 1918, and died August 17, 1918, in hospital near Paris, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Suresnes, Seine, France.

BRAZIL, ROBERT EMMETT (Private) Son of Edward and Anna J. Brazil; born November 1, 1891, New Albany, Ind. Clerk. Entered service April 5, 1918, Champaign, Ill. Trained at Camp Dodge, Iowa, Camp Grant, Ill., and Camp Sherman, Ohio. Assigned to Company M, 131st Infantry, 33rd (Prairie) Division. Embarked from Hoboken, N.J. May 22, 1918. Killed in action August 18, 1918, Briey, France. Buried in American Cemetery No. 443, Vaux sur Somme, Grave 18, Plot 1.

BREWER, LEONARD A. (Private) Son of Charles and Margaret Brewer; born September 20, 1896, Harrison County, Ind. Cabinetmaker. Entered service March 11, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company G, 59th Infantry, 4th Division. Embarked from Hoboken, N.J. May 5, 1918. Participated in battles of Chateau-Thierry, and Argonne Forest. Killed in action August 11, 1918. (Place of death and burial not known.) [Note: buried at Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.]

BUTLER, REV. JUSTIN, O. M. C. (K. of C. Chaplain) Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Butler; born January 13, 1890, Hoboken, N.J. Catholic Priest. Student three years at Innsbruck, Austria. Ordained July 27, 1918. Living in Floyd-Knobs, Floyd County, Ind., when he entered service on November 28, 1918, New York City. Sent to Montauk, L.I.. Assigned to Naval Air Station as Chaplain of Knights of Columbus. Died of influenza January 25, 1919, Base Hospital, Montauk, L.I. Buried in Jersey City, N.J.

CARAWAY, JOSEPH NOBLE (Private, S.A.T.C.) Son of Joseph N. and Laura Caraway (Tresenriter); born January 26, 1894, West Liberty, Ky. Iron moulder. Entered service in New Albany, Ind., October 15, 1918; assigned to Motor Corps Branch, Regular Army. Sent to Rolling Prairie, Ind.; assigned to Company B, Student Army Training Corps. Died of influenza October 31, 1918, in Base Hospital , Rolling Prairie, Ind. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

FIX, FREDERICK (Corporal) Son of Valentine and Catherine Fix; born May 7, 1893, New Albany, Ind. Bank teller. Entered service April 26, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Purdue University. Transferred to Camp Mills, N.Y., assigned to Battery A, 344th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Dix, N.J.; assigned to 47th Company, 12th Training Battalion, 153rd Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia September 28, 1918, Camp Dix, N.J. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

GELTMAKER, JAMES BENJAMIN (Private) Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Geltmaker; born July 5, 1897, Floyd-Knobs, Floyd County, Ind. Farmer and butcher. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 26, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis; assigned to Company G, Medical Officers Training Corps; later to Evacuation Hospital No. 22. Died of influenza February 10, 1918, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Buried at Galena, Floyd County, Ind. [Note: Died January 10, 1918]

GEYSER, ALBERT EDWIN (Private, S.A.T.C.) Son of Henry and Emma Geyser; born May 22, 1893, Louisville, Ky. Electrician. Called into service October 15, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Entered Student Army Training Corps, Rolling Prairie, Ind., and was assigned to Company A, Motor Truck Service. Died of pneumonia October 29, 1918, Rolling Prairie, Ind. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

GREGOIRE, GEORGE EDGAR (K. of C. Secretary) Son of John and Mary Gregoire; born December 15, 1883, New Albany, Ind. Salesman. Volunteered as Knights of Columbus Secretary August, 1918, New York City, but was delayed in being sent overseas until October of the same year, because of trouble in procuring his passport. Left New Albany for New York, and died of influenza October 21, 1918, in St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York City. Buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

GUERNSEY, FLOYD HAWS (Apprentice Seaman) Son of Albert Sherman and Lelia Haws Guernsey; born April 28, 1897, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind. Later moved to New Albany, Ind. Clerk, Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Entered U. S. Navy July 22, 1918, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Yeoman School, Ill., where he died of influenza, September 23, 1918. Buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind.

HARDWAY, MEDDIE (Colored) (Private) Son of William Hardway; born January 18, 1890, Gracey, Ky. Living in New Albany, Ind., where he entered service August 23, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 69th Company, 18th Provisional Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company E, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Went overseas September 23, 1918. Died of influenza October 5, 1918. (Place of death and burial unknown.)

McDANIEL, CHARLES HENRY (Wagoner) Son of Charles Henry and Mary A. McDaniel; born May 18, 1892, Galena, Floyd County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service July 24, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 58th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to 2nd Truck Company, 9th Ammunition Train; later to Motor Battalion, 9th Ammunition Train. Died of pneumonia October 24, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Methodist Cemetery, Galena, Ind.

MILLER, LAWRENCE RAYMOND (Private) Son of Charles R. and Mattie Zurschmiede Miller; born July 29, 1897, New Albany, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 24, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Sent to Ft. Omaha, Neb.; assigned to Company D, 4th Balloon Squadron. Transferred to Camp Morrison, Va.; assigned to 9th Balloon Company. Overseas in June, 1918. Died of effects of gas, and influenza April 11, 1919, in Green Hut Hospital, New York City. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

MOORE, WILLIAM AUGUST (Private) Son of Ruben and Louisa Moore; born April 6, 1888, New Albany, Ind. Laborer. Called into service March 4, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Trained at Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Coast Artillery Corps. Died of heart trouble from nervous shock, March 9, 1918, at Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

MORGAN, ROY THOMAS (Private) Son of John W. (deceased) and Alice Sanders Morgan; born January 20, 1897, Elizabeth, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service September 5, 1918, Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 54th Company, 14th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Knox, Ky.; assigned to Battery D, 72nd Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 21, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried near Elizabeth, Ind.

PARSONS, MASON LEWIS (Private) Son of George and Julia Parsons; born February 18, 1886, New Albany, Ind. Clothing cutter. Called into service August, 1918, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Sent to Camp Meigs, Washington, D.C., and assigned to 14th Infantry. Died of influenza October 12, 1918, Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. Buried in Soldiers’ Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

PAYNE, WALTER C. D. (Corporal) Son of Thomas and Sarah Espin Payne; born August 29, 1896, New Albany, Ind. Assistant truck master, Q.M.D., Jeffersonville, Ind. Entered service June 3, 1918, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Motor Transport Corps. Transferred to Camp Meigs, Washington, D.C.; then to Bush Terminal, Brooklyn, N.Y. Died of pneumonia January 20, 1919, Base Hospital, Bush Terminal, N.Y. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

PELLMAN, GEORGE (Private) Son of Fred and Sarah Pellman, born July 30, 1897, Harrison County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in Company A, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Company A, 152nd Infantry) August 6, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Sailed overseas June 12, 1918. Assigned to Company D, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Died from wounds October 4, 1918, received in action in Argonne Forest. Buried in France. (Place not known.)

REILLY, JOHN VICTOR (Private) Son of James and Mary Josephine Reilly; born November 16, 1895, Floyd-Knobs, Floyd County, Ind. Fireman. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 2, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 19th Field Artillery. Transferred to Ft. Houston, Tex. Embarked from New York March 4, 1918. Gassed; died in Base Hospital, Sedan, France. November 12, 1918. Buried near Toul. Body to be buried in St. Mary’s of the Knobs Cemetery, Floyd County, Ind.

RICHARDSON, HENRY W. (Colored) (Private) Son of Henry and Addie R. Richardson; born August 25, 1887, Lexington, Ky. Laborer. Entered service April 29, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Assigned to 317th Labor Battalion, Quartermaster Corps. Killed by an explosive on board transport, July 10, 1918. Government record says, “Died of pneumonia.” (Place of burial not known.)

RUDY, CHARLES THOMAS (Naval Aviator) Son of William and Julia Rudy; born June 11, 1894, Bellevue, Ky. Removed to New Albany, Ind. in 1901. Bank employe, Louisville, Ky. Enlisted in U.S. Navy November 10, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Pensacola, Fla.; assigned to Naval Aviation, Machinist Mate. Sailed for France, February 2, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 18, 1918, Base Hospital, St. Trojan, France. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

SAMS, ELBERT RICHARDS (Private) Son of James and Hattie Decker Sams; born March 20, 1896, Franklin Township, Floyd County, Ind. Motorman. Entered service March 29, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 15th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia May 8, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Soldier’s Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

SHERMAN, CLYDE THOMAS (Private) Son of Clyde and Elsie Chambers Sherman; born September 30, 1891, Mauckport, Harrison County, Ind. Steamboat clerk. Entered service September 20, 1917, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S.C.; assigned to Company K, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked May 17, 1918. Killed in action near Bellecourt, September 28, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery. Survived by widow, Alma Sherman, and daughter, Alma Aletha Sherman, New Albany, Ind.

SLOAN, BONNIE MERECHAL (Private) Son of Yenowine and Alice Livingston Sloan; born March 25, 1896, near Edwardsville, Ind. Molder. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 1, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery D, 15th Field Artillery. Transferred to Pine Camp, N.Y. Overseas in December, 1917. Killed in action June 24, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. Buried in Cemetery No. 246, Domptin, France. The first Floyd County boy to give his life for his country. The Floyd County American Legion Post is named in his honor.

SLOAN, MORGAN WILLIAM (Private) Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Sloan; born October 26, 1897, New Albany, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Troop D, 1st Cavalry, Indiana National Guard, August 5, 1917, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company M, 152nd Infantry, 38th Division. Embarked from Hoboken, N.J., June 12, 1918. Died from wounds July 28, 1918, received at Chateau-Thierry. Buried in Fere-en-Tardenois Cemetery Grave No. 63, north of Chateau-Thierry.

SMITH, ALBERT EVANS (Private) Son of Ed and Florence Evans Smith; born June 21, 1899, Franklin Township, Floyd County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Company D, Indiana National Guard (Company M, 152nd Infantry), August 5, 1917, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company C, 11th Machine Gun Battalion. Embarked June 12, 1918. Participated in second battle of Marne, and Verdun. Died from wounds September 29, 1918, France. (Place of burial not known.)

SMITH, NOBLE (Private) Son of Phillip and Middie Martin Smith; born August 26, 1887, Paoli, Orange County, Ind. Moved to Floyd County at age of eight years. Shipping clerk. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps June 15, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Quantico, Va.; assigned to 13th Company, 10th Regiment. Died of influenza October 10, 1918, Quantico, Va. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

SMITH, WILLIAM M. (Sergeant) Son of Joseph and Anna Smith; born December 23, 1897, Randolph, Tenn. Moved to Floyd County, Ind. in 1901. Stenographer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, Aviation Section, October 18, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to 14th Balloon Company. Transferred to Ft. Omaha, Neb.; assigned to 5th Balloon Company. Died of pneumonia, April 12, 1918, Base Hospital, near Omaha, Neb. Buried at New Albany, Ind.

STEPHENS, ALBERT WILLIS (Private) Son of John V. and Louise Stephens; born May 20, 1889, New Albany, Ind. Iron worker. Entered service, March 7, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N.C.; assigned to Company G, 59th Infantry. Embarked from New York May 8, 1918. Killed in action in battle of Chateau-Thierry, July 19, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery in France. (Place not known.)

THOMAS, ROBERT JAY (Private) Son of Charles W. and Louisa Woertz Thomas; born July 22, 1895, Georgetown, Ind. Laborer. Entered service July 24, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 58th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; then to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, Field Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of pneumonia, October 19, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried at Georgetown, Ind. Survived by widow, Edith M. Stephens Thomas, New Albany, Ind.

TRUEMAN, JOSEPH (Private) Son of Walter and Elizabeth Trueman; born November 17, 1886, Concordia, Ky. Moved to Floyd County, Ind., in 1907. Railroader. Entered service August 27, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 4, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Survived by widow, Blanche Eckhart Trueman, New Albany, Ind. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

TRUSNER, WALTER (Seaman, 1st Class) Son of Walter D. and Margaret Trusner; born June 30, 1897, Salem, Washington County, Ind. Moving picture operator, New Albany, Ind., when he entered service August 7, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio; assigned to Battle Ship Utah, Armed Guard, Norfolk, Va. Died of pneumonia July 14, 1918, Camp Hospital, St. Nazaire, France. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.

WILLIAMS, IRVIN (Private) Son of A. J. and Margaret Rebecca Williams; born June 25, 1892, New Albany, Ind. Employe, Ohio Falls Iron Company. Entered service September 3, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, Ill.; assigned to Limited Service, Company D, 5th Provisional Training Regiment, 161st Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 4, 1918, Camp Grant, Ill. Buried in Soldier’s Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.