The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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World War I

Roll of Honor for the

32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division

Surnames U through Z

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Name

Rank

Narrative

2867.                        

Udell, Michael John

Cpl.

born Sep. '84 at Ontario, Canada (nativity); son of William and Mary (Stover) Udell; twice married, father of at least 1 son; hometown Falmouth (or elsewhere in Aetna Township, Missaukee Co.), MI; entered service in May '17; served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18 at age 33; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

2868.                        

Udych, John

Pvt.

NoK Rosa Maach, half-sister, 677 McKinstry St., Detroit, MI (hometown); served with Co. A, 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Sep. '18

2869.                        

Ulrich, Dan Frank

Pfc.

NoK Mrs. Cora Harner, 312 Brown St., Ionia, MI; NoK Miss Edna Ulrich, R. F. D. 1, Remus, MI (hometown); served with Co. C, 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

2870.                        

Underwood, David H.

Pfc.

born 11 Aug. '95 at Ridgeway or Tecumseh, MI; son of Cyrus J. and Anna L. Underwood, father NoK, Tecumseh, MI (hometown); resided at 815 Packard St., Ann Arbor, MI; attended U. of Mich., '12-'14 and '16-'17; worked for Army Y.M.C.A. at Camp MacArthur, TX, when he enlisted in Co. B, 126TH Inf. on 15 Dec. '17; SN 279050; earned DSC for rescuing Pfc. Claude T. Annis, a runner who accidently strayed toward German lines after being seriously WIA, on 6 Aug. '18 near Fismes; KIA 31 Aug. (29 Aug.) '18 near Juvigny; interred at Ridgeway Township Cemetery, Ridgeway, MI; brother Charles DD, influenza, while member of S.A.T.C. at U. of Mich.

2871.                        

Underwood, Walter Austin

Pvt.

born 1898; son of William and Hattie (Warner) Underwood, mother NoK, R. F. D. 1, Grass Lake, MI; hometown Jackson, MI; Mich. NG; served with Co. F, 126TH Inf.; KIA 4 Aug. (3 Aug.) '18; he was seriously WIA and left in an exposed position when his unit was forced back; 1st Lt. Harold J. King went forward to rescue him under heavy artillery and machinegun fire; Lt. King carried him about 150 yards when Underwood asked him to set him down, say a prayer over him, and tell his mother how he died; Lt. King earned the DSC; interred at Leoni Cemetery, Leoni, MI

2872.                        

Upton, Grover Cleveland

Pvt.

born 30 Oct. '94 at Prairie Point, MS (hometown); son of Thomas 'Tom' Robert and Dorothy 'Dollie' Ann (Britt) Upton, R. F. D. 1, Prairie Point, MS; served with Co. C, 127TH Inf.; KIA 20 Oct. (15 Oct.) '18 near Montfaucon; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; ABMC states he entered service from MI, but that is a typo, his actual monument states Mississippi

2873.                        

Upton, Phillip (Philley) H.

Cpl.

NoK Homer Upton, R. F. D. 1, Bradley, SD (hometown); served with Co. I, 126TH Inf.; KIA 9 Oct. '18; interred at Prairie Hill Cemetery, Bradley, SD

2874.                        

Urbaniak, Steve Andrew

Pvt.

born 1899; hometown Marinette, WI; served with Co. I, 127TH Inf.; Château-Thierry to Fismes; DW 11 Aug. '18 at age 19; interred at Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, WI

2875.                        

Urbanscheck (Urbanschack), Richard

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Anna Urbanscheck, Eureka (Napa), CA (hometown); served with Co. B, 119TH MG Bn.; DW 5 Oct. '18

2876.                        

Van Boven, Ray

Pvt.

born ca. 1898; hometown Stiles, WI; enlisted in Co. M, 2D Wis. Inf. (5TH Wis. Inf.), WNG, at Oconto, WI; suicide 25 Aug. '17 Camp Douglas, WI at age 19; 1st WNG Soldier to die?; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2877.                        

Van Dyke, Wynard

Pvt.

father Melvin Van Dyke, NoK, 1531 Roosevelt Ave., Grand Rapids, MI (hometown); enlisted in Co. K or Co. I, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Grand Rapids, MI; assigned to Co. K, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 29 Aug. (28 Aug.) '18

2878.                        

Van Eimeren, Everhart John

Pfc.

born 20 Jan. '99 ('97) at Oak Creek, WI; son of Martin and Mary (Frey) Van Eimeren, father NoK, 640 Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee, WI (hometown); apprentice at Bucyrus Co. at South Milwaukee, WI; some references state he was 1st man from South Milwaukee to enlist after war was declared, but he actually signed up before war was declared; enlisted in 1ST Wis. Cav. (likely Trp. C), WNG, at Milwaukee, WI on 17 Mar. '17; assigned to Btry. C, 120TH FA Regt. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 29 Aug. '18 near Tartiers at age 19 (21) when his howitzer exploded; Cpl. Alonzo R. Cudworth and Pfc. Arthur C. Ryan were killed in same explosion and several others wounded; 1st from South Milwaukee KIA; repatriated and re-interred at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery on 1 Jan. '21; namesake of Everhart Van Eimeren Post No. 27 of American Legion at South Milwaukee, WI

2879.                        

Van Ells, Andrew Vincent, Jr.

Wag.

born 18 Mar. '96 at Port Washington, WI (hometown); son of Andrew M. and Alberdine B. (Driessen) Van Ells, 514 Main St., Port Washington, WI; graduated Port Washington H. S.; completed 2-year program at Mechanical Training School of Milwaukee, WI; enlisted in WNG at Milwaukee, WI on 16 Jul. '17; assigned to Sup. Co., 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; battles include Alsace Sector 18 May to 21 Jul., Aisne-Marne 29 Jul. to 7 Aug., WIA 8 Aug. '18 near Château-Thierry in the battle for Fismes; DW 10 Aug. '18 at Evacuation Hosp. No. 5; his nurse was Miss Martha Schumacher, also of Port Washington and a school-mate of his; 1st service man from Port Washington to die in battle during the war; interred at Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, Milwaukee, WI; namesake of Van Ells-Schanen Post No. 82 of American Legion

2880.                        

Van Handel, Rudolph Charles

Pfc.

born 15 Aug. '97 at Sheboygan or Little Chute, WI; son of Peter N. and Anna Maria (Diedrich) Van Handel, mother NoK, 734 N. 3rd St., Sheboygan, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. C, 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Sheboygan, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. C, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; he was made acting Corp. and assigned the difficult task of training a squad of Italian immigrants who spoke little English, they were nicknamed the 'Black Hand Squad'; Sergy, Gesnes, near Verdun; in C127 in WW his cdr., Capt. Paul W. Schmidt, commends him for administering first aid to numerous wounded comrades under fire at Gesnes on 5 Oct. '18; KIA 19 Oct. '18 at Bois de Bantheville at age 21, Pvt. Ira Smith was KIA by same shell; interred at Calvary Cemetery, Sheboygan, WI

2881.                        

Van Horssen (Van Horsen, Vanhorssen, Vanhorsen), William Henry (J.)

Sgt.

born 1896 at Ottawa Co., MI; NoK William Van Horsen, 430 Slayton St., Grand Haven, MI (hometown); enlisted in Co. F, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Grand Haven, MI prior to 25 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. L, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; battles include Alsace, Château-Thierry (a.k.a. Aisne-Marne), Soissons (a.k.a. Oise-Aisne); WIA 28 Aug. '18; DW 28 Nov. '18; 4th longest span between WIA and DW, 98 days, that I have found; interred at Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, MI; likely relative, possibly brother, of Pfc. Martin J., same unit, same hometown, interred in same cemetery, WIA 31 Jul. '18

2882.                        

Van Huizen (Vanhuisen), Albert

Bug.

born 20 Oct. '97; son of Jerry and Theresa (Basch) Van Huizen, father NoK, Owen, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. A, 3D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Neillsville, WI; assigned to Co. A, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; 2Marne, Soissons; KIA 1 Sep. '18 at age 20; namesake of Albert Van Huizen Post No. 123 of American Legion at Owen, WI; interred at Riverside Cemetery, Withee, WI

2883.                        

Van Voorhees (Van Voohees), Simon

Pvt.

hometown Bay City, MI; served with Co. K, 125TH Inf.; DW 31 Aug. '18

2884.                        

Van Wert (Vanwert), Peter

Pvt.

born 1895; NoK Mrs. Margaret Luxton, 2501 Center Ave., Bay City, MI (hometown); served with Co. I, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18; interred at Old St. Patrick's Cemetery, Bay City, MI

2885.                        

Vance, Nuel (Noel) (Nurl) S.

Pvt.

born 23 Oct. '89 at Hurricane, WV (hometown); son of Philip S. and Mahulda Vance, father preceded him in death; mother later married Charles S. Burton, Hurricane, WV, mother NoK; SN 3171155; served with MG Co., 126TH Inf.; cited in 126WwG for his ability to drive-off German aircraft with his machinegun, not sure which decoration he may have received, if any; KIA 16 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2886.                        

Vande Gezelle (Von de Gezelle, Vandegezelle), Isaac

Bug.

born 16 Apr. '93 at Oostburg, Netherlands; son of Isaac and Elizabeth Von de Gezelle; NoK Mrs. Susana Vandegezelle, Hokzaroost Burg (Holzer Oostburg), Zeeland, Netherlands (nativity); hometown Kalamazoo, MI; enlisted in Co. C or Co. D, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Kalamazoo, MI on 23 Jun. '16; served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. C, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 15 Oct. (11 Oct.) '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2887.                        

Vandegarde, Joseph Henry

Cpl.

born 13 Aug. '92 at Chicago, IL (hometown); son of Arie and Eva Vandegarde, 6043 S. Honore, Chicago, IL; entered service 5 Jun. '17; served with Co. M, 128TH Inf.; KIA 30 Aug. '18 near Juvigny; interred at Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, IL

2888.                        

Vander Heide (Vanderheide, Vonder Heide), Cornelius

Pfc.

born 1899 at MI; son of Peter S. and Gertrude Vanderheide (Vonder Heide), 152 Page St., Grand Rapids, MI (homing); Mich. NG; served with HQ Co., 126TH Inf.; KIA 9 Oct. '18; interred at Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI

2889.                        

Vander Honing (VanDeHoming), Leonard

Pfc.

born 1897; NoK Mrs. Val Cryder, R. F. D. 1, Alma, MI; NoK Mrs. Anna Vander Honing, 621 Bates St., Grand Rapids, MI (hometown); Mich. NG; assigned to Co. M, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; transferred to Co. M, 128TH Inf.; DW 30 Sep. '18; repatriated and re-interred at Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI on 27 Feb. '22

2890.                        

Vanderhoof, Harvey W.

Pvt.

NoK Allie Vanderhoff, brother, Enid, MT (hometown); served with Co. G, 127TH Inf.; may have been a cook; DW 4 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

2891.                        

Varga, Paul

Pfc.

NoK Rev. Andrew Daniel, 23 Thaldens (Thaddeus) St., Detroit, MI (hometown); enlisted in Co. H, 31ST Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Detroit, MI; assigned to Co. H, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 4 Aug. '18; there is a man of same name, same date of death, interred at Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, not sure if it is the same man or not

2892.                        

Varmecky (Vermecky), John F.

Pvt.

NoK George Vermecky, 297 Harold Ave., Johnstown, PA (hometown); served with Co. C, 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cambria Co., PA

2893.                        

Varney (Verney), Everett Levi

Capt.

born 11 Sep. '96 at Greenwood, WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Alba F. Varney (Verney), 406 West B. St. (111 S. Cherry St.), Marshfield, WI (hometown); graduated Greenwood H.S. in '15; enlisted in Co. A, 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Marshfield, WI; was Cpl. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; entered First Officers Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, IL, assigned to 9TH Co.; after commissioned served at Camp Custer, then Camp Greene, where he was promoted to 1st Lt.; sailed for France 17 Dec. '17 with Co. I, 161ST Inf., 41ST Div.; that unit was designated a replacement div. when it reached France; transferred to Co. E, 127TH Inf.; severely WIA 14 Oct. '18 by machine gun fire; DW 19 Oct. '18 at Base Hosp. No. 15 at Chaumont; promoted to Capt. shortly before his death; interred at Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield, WI

2894.                        

Varno, Antonio

Pvt.

mother Mrs. Libarto (Liberty) Varno, NoK, 2148 2nd Ave., New York, NY (hometown); started work as laborer in Parks Dept., Manhattan and Richmond, on 13 Jul. '14, earning $3 per day; entered service 5 Apr. '18; assigned to 354TH Inf.; transferred to Co. A, 126TH Inf.; DD, pneumonia, 18 Sep. '18; after his death, the City of NY paid his mother the remaining salary he would have earned if he had lived to the end of the year '18

2895.                        

Vath, Raymond

Pvt.

NoK Miss Veromea Vath, 514 Wilker Ct., New York, NY; resided at 504 Weiher Ct., Bronx, NY (hometown); served with Co. M, 128TH Inf.; KIA 20 Oct. (10 Oct.) '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2896.                        

Vaughn, Leo J.

Sgt.

born ca. '97; NoK Miss Nellie Vaughn, 507 W. Wilson St., Madison, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. G, 1ST Wis. Inf., WNG, at Madison, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to 127TH Inf., likely Co. G, when 32D Div. was organized; DD, pneumonia, 20 Feb. '19 overseas at age 21; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2897.                        

Vegnopoulos (Vegnapoulos), Constantine

Pvt.

NoK Nicholas Vegnapoulos, brother, 264 Main St., Springfield, MA (hometown); served with Co. E, 127TH Inf.; KIA 17 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2898.                        

Velliquette (Vellquette), Cosmos (Cosmas) C.

Cpl.

born Mar. 1896 in OH; son of Clement J. and Caroline (Giearden) Velliquette, Limestone, OH (hometown); also had ties to Rocky Ridge, OH; served with Co. F, 127TH Inf.; DW 11 Oct. '18; interred at Oak Harbor Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor, OH

2899.                        

Vettraino (Vetraino), John

Pfc.

NoK Dominico Vetraino, brother, 85 Haley St., Detroit, MI (hometown); served with Co. F, 125TH Inf.; KIA 18 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2900.                        

Vibbert, Edward Thomas

Pfc.

born 23 Dec. '94 at Brockport, PA; son of William R. and Eunice (Unice) (Hutchins) Vibbert, Box No. 121, Corunna, MI (hometown); may have had ties to Benson, IL; worked at malleables plant at Owosso, MI; enlisted in Co. G, 33D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG at Owosso, MI in Jun. '17; SN 242283 or 263983; served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; 1 of his letters home was printed in local paper 6 Jun. '18; earned DSC, posthumously, for his actions as a runner 31 Jul. '18 near Sergy, he was able to deliver the message to Lt. Robert Horine with his last breath, mother received it ca. Jan. '19; also awarded Croix de Guerre w/palm, Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 Dec. '18, GHQ, French Armies of the East, “Near Sergy on July 31, 1918, he was mortally wounded while carrying a message to a unit in the front line.”, mother received it 23 Apr. '19; KIA (DW) 31 Jul. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Pine Tree Cemetery, Corunna, MI; mother was unable to attend Gold Star mothers' pilgrimage due to ill health

2901.                        

Villalovoz (Villalevos), Chris S.

Pvt.

hometown Huntington Park (Los Angeles), CA; served with Co. E, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18

2902.                        

Villeneauve, Alexander

Pvt.

born ca. 1898; father (?) Villeneauve, NoK, 2709 Pardridge Ave., Marinette, WI (hometown); WNG; served with Co. A, 121ST MG Bn.; KIA 6 Aug. '18 near Fismes at age 20

2903.                        

Vingers (Vingere), Roy L.

Sgt.

born 14 Jan. '96; NoK Thomas C. Rice, Sparta, WI; hometown La Crosse, WI; enlisted in Co. B, 3D Wis. Inf., WNG, at La Crosse, WI; was Cpl. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. B, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; Château-Thierry; KIA 5 Aug. '18 near Fismes at age 22; repatriated and re-interred at Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, WI on 14 Aug. '21; namesake of Roy L. Vingers Post No. 52 of American Legion at La Crosse, WI

2904.                        

Vogel, Theodore Knight, Jr.

2d Lt.

born 14 Jan. '79 at Washington, D.C.; son of Theodore Knight and Clayonia Woods Barney Vogel; father served during Civil War with 29TH and 198TH Penn. Inf., attained rank of Capt.; NoK Mrs. Mary Vogel, 169 Hillside St., Asheville, NC (hometown); also had ties to Jacksonville, NC; also had ties to SC; enlisted in Co. H, 1ST Penn. Inf., Penn. NG, on 28 May '98; was Pvt. in that unit during Spanish-American War; commissioned 2d Lt. on 14 Aug. '16; served with Sup. Co., 2D N. C. Inf., N. C. NG, at Wilmington, NC; transferred somewhere on 27 Jul. '17; assigned to 128TH Inf. at some point; KIA 10 Nov. '18 at age 39; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA; brother Clayton B. served as officer in USMC from '04 to '46 and attained rank of Maj. Gen.

2905.                        

Voss, Arthur F.

Pvt.

born 25 Sep. '90; hometown Horicon or Beaver Dam, WI; enlisted in Co. K, 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Beaver Dam, WI; assigned to Co. D, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 17 Jun. '18 at Alsace at age 27; interred at Oakhill Cemetery, Horicon, WI

2906.                        

Voss, John Peter (B.)

Pvt.

born 1 Apr. '95 at Stearns Co., MN; NoK Mrs. Anna Voss, Albany, MN (hometown); served with Co. C or Co. G, 128TH Inf.; DW 7 Oct. '18; interred at Saint Anthony Cemetery, Saint Anthony, MN

2907.                        

Vurm (Vurn), Joseph

Sad.

father Frank Vurm (Vurn), NoK, Parker, SD (hometown); SN 139819; served with Btry. F, 147TH FA Regt., attached to 32D Div.; KIA 31 Aug. '18 by counterbattery fire near Valpriez Farm; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; possibly namesake of Joseph Vurm Post No. 155 of American Legion at Scotland, SD

2908.                        

Wache, August C. (G.)

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Charles Wache, sister-in-Law, 820 Malone St., West Hoboken, NJ (hometown); served with Co. E, 128TH Inf.; KIA 16 Oct. '18

2909.                        

Wade, Percy Cleofice

Pvt.

born 9 Oct. '92 at Elston, MO (hometown); son of William Emmet and Cynthia Jane (Steely) Wade, father NoK, Elston (Elliston), MO; entered service at Jefferson City, MO on 4 Oct. '17; SN 1419487; assigned to 77TH Co., 164TH Dep. Bde.; transferred to Co. I, 134TH Inf. on 21 Oct. '17; transferred to 3D Co., 1ST Inf. Tng. Regt., 1ST Dep. Div., on 15 Jun. '18; landed overseas on 29 Jun. '18; transferred to Co. C, 128TH Inf. on 2 Aug. '18; KIA 16 Oct. (10 Oct.) '18 at age 26; interred at Elston Cemetery, Elston, MO

2910.                        

Wade, William Clopper (Cooper)

Pfc.

born 20 Dec. '91; son of William H. and Ellen (Clopper) Wade; NoK Louis G. Blunt, friend, 1203 Lincoln Ave., Port Huron, MI (hometown); served with Co. L, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Saint Rose of Lima Cemetery, Gaithersburg, MD; brother Capt. John D., cdr. of Co. M, 115TH Inf., was KIA 9 Oct. '18, interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, and is also memorialized at Saint Rose of Lima Cemetery

2911.                        

Wagner, Frank

Pfc.

born 7 Apr. '89 ('69) near Pitsburg, OH; son of John and Mary Jane Wagner, R. F. D. 2, Lewisburg, OH (hometown); served with Btry. B, 322D FA Regt., attached to 32D Div.; DD, pneumonia, 24 Dec. '18 at Coblenz, Germany; interred at Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, OH

2912.                        

Wagner, Lester W.

Cpl.

born 6 Feb. '98 ('96) at Green Lake Co., WI; father William Wagner, NoK, Markesan, WI (hometown); mother Mrs. Pauline Alvine (Ziege) Wagner, NoK, Manchester, WI; may have had ties to Milwaukee, WI; served with Co. F, 127TH Inf.; battles include Ronchères, Fismes, Juvigny; KIA 1 Sep. '18 at age 20 (22); interred at Manchester Cemetery, Manchester, WI

2913.                        

Wagoner, Wesley (Westley) Clyde 'Clyde'

Pvt.

born 1890; mother Etta (Harding) Wilken, 334 Fremont St., Waterloo, IA (hometown); worked as machinist at Waterloo Gas Engine; moved to Detroit, MI and worked for government as foreman at an airplane factory; entered service 24 Nov. '17 at Detroit, MI; served with Co. I (HQ Co.), 128TH Inf.; landed in France in Mar. '18; ACC, skull fracture, 4 May '18; mother received telegram 9 May '18, after tearing it open and reading it, she ran from the house screaming and collapsed in the yard, family and friends thought she was near death; she had a premonition several days before her son's death and “she refused to leave the house because she might not be at home when a messenger would call with news from the front”; repatriated and re-interred at Fairview Cemetery, E. Waterloo Township, Black Hawk Co., IA, on 12 Jun. '21

2914.                        

Waite, Francis

Pvt.

NoK Ben Chladek, R. F. D. 6, Owatonna, MN (hometown); enlisted in Co. I, 2D Minn. Inf., Minn. NG, at Owatonna, MN on 9 Apr. '17; served with Co. G, 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 1 Sep. '18; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

2915.                        

Waitekunas (Waitekumas), John

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Sylvia Bizanskas, 127 Cardoni Ave., Detroit, MI (hometown); served with Co. D, 125TH Inf.; DW 30 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

2916.                        

Wakeman, Albert Clark

Cpl.

born 1897; son of Charles Edgar 'Ed' and  Frances Lydia (Clark) Wakeman, 421 S. Warren Ave., Big Rapids, MI (hometown); his father was Sgt. in Mich. State Constabulary and had served 18 years in Regular Army (Indian Wars, Cuba, Philippines); his grandfather, Capt. U. J. Wakeman, served with 2D NY Mounted Rifles during Civil War; his great-grandfather, William Wakeman, fought during Mexican War; served with Co. C, 107TH Fld. Sig. Bn.; KIA 31 Aug. '18; repatriated and re-interred at Highland View Cemetery, Big Rapids, MI on 16 Apr. '22

2917.                        

Walford, Arthur

Pvt.

born Feb. '98 at Cedar Grove, WI; son of Dirk J. and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Walford; hometown Sheboygan, WI; served with Co. C, 127TH Inf.; DD, empyema (pneumonia appendicitis), 22 Feb. '18 at Waco, TX at age 20; 1st Sheboygan Soldier to die in the war; interred at Walvoord Cemetery, Holland, WI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2918.                        

Walker, Charles L.

Pfc.

born 12 Jul. '96 at Grant Co., OR; son of Artemus W. and Belle (Ballance) Walker, mother NoK, R. F. D. 2, Hillsboro, OR (hometown); served with Co. B, 127TH Inf.; KIA 18 Oct. '18; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

2919.                        

Walker, John

Pvt.

born 25 Jan. '94; father John Walker, NoK, R. F. D. 2, Applegate, MI (hometown); served with HQ Co., 126TH (125TH) Inf.; WIA 10 Oct. '18; DW 11 Oct. '18; interred at Washington Township Cemetery, Carsonville, MI

2920.                        

Walker, John Thomas

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Helen G. Walker, wife, 27 Franklin Crt., Battle Creek, MI (hometown); also had ties to Detroit, MI; served with Co. I, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18

2921.                        

Walker, Lemuel (Lemual) Andrews

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Bettie Walker, R. F. D. 2, Northville, MI (hometown); served with MG Co., 125TH Inf.; KIA 10 Oct. '18 by machine gun fire near Gesnes; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; namesake of Groves-Walker Post No. 346 of American Legion at Farmington, MI, the other namesake was Pfc. Burtraw W. Groves, Co. A, 125TH Inf., DW 7 Aug. '18

2922.                        

Wall, Lee Nicholas

2d Lt.

born 12 Jan. '89 at St. Louis, MO (hometown); NoK Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Wall, 2001 College Ave., St. Louis, MO; graduated St. Louis U.; worked in Milwaukee, WI, when he entered Second Officers Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, IL, 27 Aug.-28 Nov. '17; sailed for France 10 Jan. '18, unassigned; assigned to Co. F, 168TH Inf., 42D Div.; transferred to Co. M, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18 while leading his platoon on the outskirts of Sergy; initially interred next to some of his men, in a well-marked grave along a narrow country road on the edge of Sergy, he is not listed on ABMC so he must have been repatriated and re-interred somewhere in the U.S.

2923.                        

Wallace, William Bailey

Pvt.

born 16 Jan. '88 at Frankfort, IN; son of Hugh A. and Adeline Wallace, father NoK, R. F. D. 7, Frankfort (Frankford), IN (hometown); entered service at Lebanon, IN on 25 May '18; trained at Camp Taylor, KY and Camp Beauregard, LA; overseas 6 Aug. '18; served with Co. E, 127TH Inf.; KIA 9 Oct. '18;

2924.                        

Wallber, Hilbert Carl 'Judge'

Capt.

born 27 Jan. '86 at Milwaukee, WI (hometown); son of Carl and Anna Wallber, father NoK, 298 29th St., Milwaukee, WI; uncle Capt. Albert C. Wallber served during Civil War with 26TH Wis. Inf., captured at Gettysburg, escaped from Libby prison; graduated U. of Wis. in '08; worked in office of City Engineer of Milwaukee, WI in '08; Asst. City Engineer of Fond du Lac, WI in '09; superintendent of Eagle Lime Products Co., Dousman, WI in '10; started working for Vilter Mfg. Co., 872 Clinton St., Milwaukee, WI as refrigerating and estimating engineer on 12 Jul. '11; enlisted in Trp. A, 1ST Wis. Cav., WNG, at Milwaukee, WI in '13; was Cpl. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; commissioned 1st Lt. and assigned to the newly formed MG Co., 1ST Wis. Cav., ca. May '17, mobilized with that unit on 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Btry. A, 120TH FA Regt. when 32D Div. was organized; Aisne-Marne; Oise-Aisne; the Army twice offered to send him back to the U.S. as an artillery instructor, both times he refused, he felt he would be of greater service staying at the front; transferred to Btry. C, 120TH FA somewhere between 22 Jul. and 14 Aug. '18; assumed command of Btry. C ca. 15 Aug. '18, after Capt. James J. Quill left to return to U.S. as an instructor; promoted to Capt. on 19 Aug. '18; KIA 19 Aug. '18 at Courville, near Fismes, at age 32 (minutes after his promotion to Capt.); the officers and chiefs of sections were planning the Btry.'s fires for that night, they were forced to disperse by enemy artillery fire, a large shell exploded directly above where he had sought cover, killing him instantly; he was buried in the garden of the inn at Courville; repatriated and re-interred at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI; the 120TH FA Assn. gathered at his grave for a ceremony to remember all of the Regts.' dead every Memorial Day at least into the '60s, I have to wonder if it still happens

2925.                        

Wallen (Wollen), John

Pvt.

father Erika Wallen, NoK, Abo, Finland (nativity); hometown Wabe, WA; entered service at San Pedro, CA; originally assigned to 162D Inf., 41ST Div.; that unit was designated a replacement unit when it reached France; transferred to Co. C, 127TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 2 Sep. '18 near Juvigny; had a premonition of his death; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery;

2926.                        

Walling, Carl Wooley

Cpl.

born 20 Aug. 1893 at Yamhill Co., OR; son of Francis Eugene and Katie Elizabeth (Woolley) Walling, 235 Halsey St., Portland, OR (hometown), or Waldport, OR; NoK Mrs. Carl W. Walling, wife, 235 Halsey St., Portland, OR, or Waldport, OR; the reference to a wife may be erroneous, none of the newspaper articles, which I have found, mention a wife, only survivors mentioned are parents and sisters; some descendants suspect he married a French woman overseas, but there is little information; worked as boiler maker at Willamette Iron & Steel Works, Portland, OR; enlisted in Btry. A, Oreg. FA, Oreg. NG, in Apr. '17, shortly after war was declared; SN 139050; assigned to Btry. A, 147TH FA Regt., when 41ST Div. was organized; transferred to HQ Co., 147TH FA Regt., on 26 Aug. '18, attached to 32D Div.; earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for his actions 30 Aug. '18, he continued to direct artillery fires even though his OP north of Soissons was being shelled by enemy artillery; also awarded Croix de Guerre, likely posthumous, for his actions as forward observer under fire; KIA (DW) 30 Aug. (5 Aug., 1 Sep.) '18 by shrapnel while manning an OP near Valpriez Farm, 2 km west of Juvigny, north of Soissons; parents were notified ca. 30 Sep. '18, not through official channels, but via letters his buddies had sent home to their families; mother received his Croix de Guerre, along with another Gold Star Mother, in a ceremony in Portland, OR on 8 Aug. '19; repatriated and re-interred at Mount Scott Cemetery, Portland, OR ca. 2 Jan. '21

2927.                        

Wallis, Henry Dean

Pfc.

born 8 Aug. '95 in Greenwood, WI (hometown); son of Dean Wilton and Marian (Devereaux-Brungger) Wallis; grandfather Paschel Wallis served with Co. K, 47TH Wis. Inf. during Civil War; NoK Leroy Wallis, brother; enlisted in WNG on 5 Aug. '17, likely Co. A, 2D Wis. Inf. at Marshfield, WI; assigned to Co. A, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 5 Aug. '18 while emplacing his automatic rifle near Fismes/Sergy; repatriated and re-interred at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, WI on 8 Aug. '21; first man from Greenwood to die in the war; namesake of Henry D. Wallis Post No. 238 of American Legion at Greenwood; had a brother or half-brother, Pfc. Norman D. Wallis, 112TH Inf., 28TH Div., KIA 10 Aug. '44 in France

2928.                        

Walsh, Edward

Pvt.

born 23 Jul. '90 in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland (nativity); emigrated to America in '10, moving directly to Anaconda, MT (hometown); 2 of his brothers emigrated to the same town; NoK Patrick Walsh, brother, 609 Alder St., Anaconda, MT; became a citizen shortly after his arrival; worked for Anaconda Copper Mining Co.; served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; KIA 11 Oct. (8 Oct.) '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2929.                        

Walters, George J.

Pvt.

NoK Miss Lillian Walters, 2372 Rohs St., Clifton Heights, Cincinnati, OH (hometown); served with Co. M, 126TH Inf.; KIA 4 Oct. '18

2930.                        

Walton, William R. (B.)

Pvt.

born 2 Nov. '86; NoK Mrs. Mary A. Walton, Stevensville, VA (hometown); served with Co. F, 126TH Inf.; DW 15 Oct. '18; interred at Mattaponi Baptist Church Cemetery, King and Queen Court House, VA

2931.                        

Wangen (Wagen), Carl Julius

Sgt.

born 13 Aug. '95; son of Iver Jacobsen and Girdie (Iverson) Wangen, father NoK, 1215 State St., Eau Claire, WI (hometown); may have also had ties to Mauston, WI; enlisted in Co. E, 3D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Eau Claire, WI; was Cpl. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; Co. E, 127TH Inf.; Badricourt, Château-Thierry, Soissons; KIA 1 Sep. (2 Sep.) '18; interred at Northside Lutheran Cemetery, Eau Claire, WI

2932.                        

Ward, Benjamin C.

Pvt.

NoK M. C. Hunnicutt, Van Alstyne, TX; hometown Choteau, MT; also had ties to Madill, OK; served with Co. D, 126TH Inf.; KIA 11 Oct. '18

2933.                        

Ward, Clarence Vincent

Cpl.

born 4 Sep. '96 at Sebewa Township, Ionia Co., MI; son of Peter J. (R. J.) and Mary E. (Comisky) Ward, mother NoK, Portland, MI (hometown), father preceded him in death; married Bessie Palmer on 16 Jul. '17 at Portland, MI; enlisted in Co. E, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Ionia, MI; served with Co. D, 126TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18 at age 22, in same engagement as Pfc. Roy A. Green; interred at Portland Cemetery, Portland, MI; namesake of Clarence V. Ward VFW Post; brothers Will and Lee also served

2934.                        

Ward, George Adelbert

1st Lt.

born 24 Feb. '93 at Milwaukee, WI; mother Mrs. Kettle Ellen N. (Lennox) Ward, Milwaukee, WI (hometown); married, father of 1, child was 3 mos. old when he died; resided at 410 Webster Pl. (724 Jefferson St.), Milwaukee, WI; worked as electrical engineer at Cutler-Hammer Mfg. Co, Milwaukee, WI; enlisted in 1ST Wis. Fld. Hosp. (Wis. Fld. Hosp. Co. No. 1), WNG, at Milwaukee, WI on 5 Mar. '15; was Pfc. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; 1st Lt. in Co. A, 1ST Wis. Signal Bn. when mobilized on 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. C, 107TH Fld. Sig. Bn. when 32D Div. was organized; DD, cardiac failure, 26 Mar. (6 Mar.) '18 at an English hosp. at age 25; interred at Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Milwaukee, WI; namesake of George A. Ward Post No. 1912 of VFW at West Allis, WI

2935.                        

Warner, Charles A.

Pvt.

served with Co. L, 126TH Inf.; committed suicide 27 Apr. '18

2936.                        

Warner, Hugh R.

Pvt.

born ca. 1897; father Tim Warner, Jump River, WI; hometown Hannibal, WI; served with 128TH Inf.; DW 2 Aug. '18 at age 21; interred at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery; namesake of Hugh Warner Post No. 2977 of VFW at Jump River WI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2937.                        

Warner, John E.

Pvt.

father John A. Warner, NoK, R. F. D. 1, Olympia, WA (hometown); served with Co. B, 119TH MG Bn.; KIA 29 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

2938.                        

Warner, Verner J. (Warner, James Verner) (Verner, James)

Pvt.

hometown Ryder, ND; served with Co. L, 125TH Inf.; KIA 21 Oct. (9 Oct.) '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2939.                        

Warren, Millard Filmore

Pvt.

born 11 May '91; father William Warren, NoK, Trade, TN (hometown); served with Co. G, 128TH Inf.; KIA 4 Aug. '18; interred at Zionville Baptist Church Cemetery, Watauga Co., NC

2940.                        

Washburn, Charles

Pvt.

born 18 Nov. '94 at Howell, MI (hometown); son of George Pearl and Mary R. (Mangles) Washburn, 304 Byron Road, Howell, MI; entered service 5 Sep. '17 at Howell, MI; sent to Camp Custer in the first group of drafted men from Livingston, Co., MI; assigned to Co. M, 338TH Inf., 85TH Div.; transferred to Co. E, 126TH Inf.; overseas 14 Feb. '18; battles include Alsace Sector, Château-Thierry, Aisne-Marne, Soissons; KIA 2 Sep. (28 Aug.) '18; interred at Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, MI; brother Albert Washburn served with HQ Co., 14TH Ammo. Tr., 14TH Div.

2941.                        

Washburn, Earl

Pvt.

born ca. 1896 at Williamstown, MO (hometown); NoK Enoch Washburn, uncle, Whittemore, MI; entered service at Monticello, MO on 25 Jun. '18; SN 3267207; assigned to Co. 53, 162D Dep. Bde.; transferred to Co. L, 153D Inf., 39TH Div. on 23 Jul. '18; landed overseas on 6 Aug. '18; the 39TH Div. was designated a replacement unit when it reached France; transferred to Co. C, 126TH Inf. on 4 Sep. '18; DW 5 Oct. '18 at age 22; brother, Charles Washburn, Williamstown, MO, was notified; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; there was a Cook Joseph D. Washburn from Williamstown, MO, that served in the same company

2942.                        

Wasilewski, Frank

Wag.

born 18 Apr. '90 at Russian Poland (nativity); son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Wasilewski, 1312 N. Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI (hometown); NoK Anton Wasilewski, 958 N. Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI; enlisted in Co. B, 5TH Wis. Inf., WNG, at Milwaukee, WI on 27 May (8 Jul.) '17; assigned to Co. G, Horsed Bn., 107TH Ammo Tr. when 32D Div. was organized; Alsace, Marne, Thierry, Juvigny, Terny-Sorny, near Soissons, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne; DD, pneumonia, 13 Feb. '19 at age 28; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2943.                        

Wasserberger (Wasserburger), Charles, Jr.

Cpl.

born 1889; son of Charles, Sr. and Mary (Zeller) Wasserberger, Neillsville, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. A, 3D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Neillsville, WI; was Pfc. in that unit when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. A, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; 2Marne, Soissons; KIA 1 Sep. '18 at age 29; interred at Saint Mary Cemetery, Neillsville, WI

2944.                        

Waters, William Henry

Pvt.

born Aug. '96 at Melvina, WI; son of Carl and Elizabeth Waters, Glen Flora, WI (hometown); enlisted in WNG on 15 Jul. '17; served with Co. L, 128TH Inf.; sailed for France 5 Feb. '18; participated in all battles of the 32D Div.; ACC, accidental gunshot wound, 12 Jan. '19 at Coblenz, Germany; interred at Arlington National Cemetery; brother John Herman served with 318TH Fld. Remount Squad, DD 16 Jan. '19, and interred near his brother; both are also memorialized at Saints' Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Cashton, WI, where parents are interred; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2945.                        

Watkins, Harry Thomas

Cpl.

born 1897; son of Henry O. and Hattie M. Watkins; NoK William Watkins, Allen, MI (hometown); alumnus of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI; enlisted in Co. A, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Coldwater, MI; assigned to Co. A, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 1 Aug. (4 Aug.) '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Allen Cemetery, Allen, MI

2946.                        

Watkins, Leonard L.

Pvt.

born 2 Jan. '96; father Lee Watkins, NoK, R. 1, Fulton, AR; served with Co. K, 127TH Inf.; KIA 20 Oct. '18 in Argonne Forest; interred at Shiloh Cemetery, Lamartine (Waldo), AR

2947.                        

Watson, Elmer T.

Pvt.

born Frankfort, KY; NoK Mrs. H. C. Watson, sister, Frankfort, KY; hometown Brooksville, FL; enlisted in Co. F, 2D Fla. Inf., Fla. NG, on 28 Jun. '16; SN 1351646; reorganized as Co. F, 124TH Inf. when 31ST Div. was organized; landed overseas on 20 Jun. '18; 31ST Div. designated a replacement unit when it reached France; transferred to Co. M, 125TH Inf.; KIA 11 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2948.                        

Watson, Henry

Pvt.

born 1895; son of Eli and Elemine Watson, R. F. D. 2, Sherwood, MI (hometown); served with Co. D, 126TH Inf.; KIA 30 Aug. '18; interred at Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood, MI

2949.                        

Watson, Leonard Thomas

Sgt.

born 1898; son of Harry and Nettie M. Watson, McNeil St., Corunna, MI (hometown); served with Co. M (Co. H), 125TH Inf.; there is a good chance he was Mich. NG, but I haven't found enough information to list him as such; recommended for DSC by Lt. Charles Lahman (Owosso) for rescuing wounded comrades in the Alsace sector, I've found nothing to indicate it was ever bestowed; KIA 15 Oct. (31 Jul.) '18; there is significant discrepancy regarding his date of death, 32D Div. in WW states 15 Oct., one hometown newspaper article states 31 Jul., he was listed as MIA on 8 Oct. '18 casualty report, I will leave him listed as is until I can find additional information; repatriated and re-interred at Pine Tree Cemetery, Corunna, MI on 24 Jul. '21; brother William J. served in same company

2950.                        

Watson, Robert

Pvt.

mother Mrs. Margaret H. Watson, NoK, 74 Main St., Pittston (Inkerman), PA (hometown); served with Co. E, 128TH Inf.; KIA 10 Nov. '18 near Peuvillers, shot through the neck; wounded at same time and place as Pvt. Oscar Dahl; both were treated by Pvt. Albert Berndt; both were left behind when unit was forced to withdraw; when unit returned Watson was dead and Dahl MIA; mother received letter of condolence from Capt. Robert D. Christie, cdr. of Co. E, sent from Dierdorf, Germany, 6 Feb. '19; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2951.                        

Way, Travis S.

Pvt.

NoK George Way, Huntington Park, CA; hometown Oakdale, CA; served with Co. L, 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Sep. (30 Aug.) '18; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

2952.                        

Waybrant, Albert

Cpl.

son of George Henry and Anne (McWilliams) Waybrant, Sault Ste. Marie, MI (hometown); served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

2953.                        

Weaver, Carl O.

Cpl.

Mrs. George A. Weaver, NoK, 713 Grove Ave., Petoskey, MI (hometown); enlisted in Co. G, 31ST Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Detroit, MI; served with Co. G, 126TH Inf.; KIA 5 Oct. '18; namesake of Carl O. Weaver Post No. 194 of American Legion at Petoskey, MI

2954.                        

Weaver, Charles Stratton

Cpl.

mother Mrs. Norman N. Nock (Neck), NoK, 1129 New Hampshire Ave. W., Washington, D.C. (hometown); attended McKinley Manual Training H.S.; enlisted in Co. K, 3D D.C. Inf., D.C. NG, at age 15; served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to MG Co., 163D Inf. when 41ST Div. was organized; trained at Camp Greene, NC; embarked for France in Apr. '18; 41ST Div. was designated a replacement unit when it reached France; transferred to MG Co., 125TH Inf.; WIA 11 Oct. '18 by shrapnel near Gesnes; DW 12 Oct. '18 at 127TH Fld. Hosp.; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2955.                        

Webb, Roy Adair

Pvt.

mother Mrs. Della Shouse, NoK, Box 341, Shamrock, OK (hometown); also had ties to Quay, OK; served with Co. L, 128TH Inf.; KIA 7 Nov. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2956.                        

Weber, Herman P. (F., E.)

Cpl.

mother Mrs. Mary Weber, NoK, Mykawa, TX (hometown); served with Co. L, 128TH Inf.; KIA 7 Nov. '18; interred at South Park Cemetery, Pearland, TX

2957.                        

Webster, Leroy P. ‘Roy’

Sgt.

mother Mrs. Mary C. Webster, NoK, Grand Haven, MI (hometown); also had ties to Chicago, IL; Mich. NG; served with Co. L, 126TH Inf.; earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for his actions 4 Aug. '18 on the Vesle (some transcripts of citation list date as 28 Jul., the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul., actual date is more likely 4 Aug., as stated in Croix de Guerre citation); earned Croix de Guerre w/palm, posthumously, for his ability to lead and reorganize his unit in attack on 4 Aug. ‘18 near Ville-Savoye; KIA 4 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; not listed in 32D Div. in WW as a casualty but Croix de Guerre is listed

2958.                        

Weeks, George T.

Pvt.

father John William Weeks, NoK, Womble, AR (hometown); served with Co. G, 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Sep. '18

2959.                        

Weertman (Wertman), George Charles

Pvt.

mother Mrs. Delia Wertman, NoK, 921 Canefield Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI (hometown); enlisted in Co. F, Co. G, or Co. L of the 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Grand Haven, Muskegon, or Grand Rapids, MI; served with Co. L, 126TH Inf.; KIA (DW) 1 Oct. '18; interred at Garfield Park Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI

2960.                        

Weese, Wilbur W.

Pvt.

father Park Weese, NoK, Beverly, WV (hometown); SN 3168275; served with Co. G, 125TH Inf.; KIA 6 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2961.                        

Weide, Christigen

Pvt.

NoK Louis Weide, Remus, MI (hometown); served with Co. F, 128TH Inf.; DW 14 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2962.                        

Weigel, Moritz Henry

Pvt.

born 7 Jan. '95 at Shawano, WI (hometown); son of  Gustav (Gustave) Moritz and Matilda Margaret (Cattau) Weigel, father NoK, Shawano, WI; enlisted in Co. F, 4TH Wis. Inf., WNG, at Shawano, WI on 19 Apr. '17; SN 274279; assigned to Co. F, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; battles include Alsace, Château-Thierry; KIA 30 Jul. (1 Aug.) '18 by machinegun bullet near Ronchères at age 23; repatriated and re-interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano, WI on 25 Jul. '21

2963.                        

Weigell, Carl A.

Sgt.

born 11 Oct. '90 at Milwaukee, WI (hometown); NoK August Weigell, 138 18th (13th) St., Milwaukee, WI; enlisted in WNG in Milwaukee, WI, 6 Apr. '17 (the day U.S. declared war); served with Btry. A, 120TH FA Regt.; earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for his actions on 14 Oct. (15 Oct.) '18 near Gesnes; KIA 15 Oct. '18; namesake of Carl Weigell Chap. No. 1 of DAV at Milwaukee, WI; interred at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI

2964.                        

Weine, William Fredrich

Capt.

born 1894 at Alpena, MI (hometown); son of Paul Adolph and Amelia J. Weine, father NoK (German immigrant), 315 Oldfield St., Alpena, MI; likely Mich. NG; served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; earned DSC, posthumously, for his actions 31 Jul. '18 as 1st Lt. near the Cierges River, continued to lead his unit after being seriously WIA in the abdomen; also earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star, Order No. 12.373 "D," 15 Dec. '18, GHQ, French Armies of the East, “Although severely wounded during the operations to force the passage of the Ourcq on July 30, 1918, he displayed bravery and uncommon spirit in assembling his men to continue the attack before consenting to be evacuated.”; also earned Belgian Ordre de la Couronne (chevalier) “In recognition of meritorious services rendered the Allied cause.”; KIA (DW) ca. Oct. '18, listed on 21 Nov. '18 casualty report; listed as severely WIA on 31 Aug. '18 casualty report; brother 2d Lt. Richard H. served with Co. L, 60TH Inf. and was WIA 12 Oct. '18, during same battle in which William was killed (it is possible that both were Mich. NG, I'm listing them as such until I learn otherwise); repatriated and reinterred at Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, MI on 7 Aug. '21; namesake of William F. Weine Post No. 65 of American Legion at Alpena, MI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW as a casualty or DSC recipient, his Croix de Guerre is listed

2965.                        

Weisenberger (Weisenburger), Earl Odearl (Odear)

Pvt.

born 30 Apr. '93 at Barry, IL or Chippewa Co., WI; son of George and Linnie Weisenberger (Weisenburger), Barry, IL; married Marie Plante; hometown Jim Falls, WI; enlisted in Co. A, 4TH Wis. Inf., WNG, at Chippewa Falls, WI on 4 Jun. '17; assigned to Co. A, 107TH Sup. Tr. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 5 Feb. '18, sinking of Tuscania, at age 25; interred at Kilnaughton, Isle of Islay, Scotland, on 12 Feb. '18; repatriated and re-interred at Hope Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, WI; brother Pvt. Ivan Weisenberger (Weisenburger) served in 81ST FA Regt., 8TH Div.; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2966.                        

Weisgerber, Clifton G. (C.)

Sgt.

born 27 Oct. '96 at Portland, MI; son of Frederick and Inez (Briggs) Weisgerber; NoK Mrs. Maymire L. Barton, aunt, 716 Wealthy Ave., Grand Rapids, MI (hometown); enlisted in Mich. NG at Kalamazoo, MI on 22 Mar. '17; served with Co. C, 126TH Inf.; KIA 30 Aug. (29 Aug.) '18 near Juvigny; interred at Portland Cemetery, Portland, MI

2967.                        

Weiss (Wiess), William

Pvt.

NoK Fred Weiss, 2109 Clarence Ave., Racine, WI (hometown); enlisted in Btry. F, 1ST Wis. FA Regt., WNG, at Racine, WI on 11 May '17; assigned to Btry. F, 121ST FA Regt. when 32D Div. was organized; headed overseas 3 Mar. '18; WIA 21 Aug. '18 and DW later that day; first member of Btry. F to be killed; namesake of William Weiss Post No. 79 of American Legion at Racine, WI

2968.                        

Weiss, Adolph C.

Pvt.

father J. A. Weiss, NoK, 518 Hermansau St., Saginaw, MI (hometown); served with Med. Det., 125TH Inf.; KIA 6 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

2969.                        

Weissborn, Eric F.

Cpl.

born 16 Sep. '00; son of Richard and Marie (Horn) Weissborn, Loyal, WI (hometown); may have had ties to Glendive and Wibaux, MT; enlisted in Co. A, 3D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Neillsville, WI; assigned to Co. A, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; battles include 2Marne, Soissons; WIA 30 Aug. '18; KIA 10 Nov. (4 Nov.) '18 at age 18; interred at Loyal Lutheran Cemetery, Loyal, WI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2970.                        

Wellner, Louis

Pfc.

born ca. 1898; son of George and Barbara Wellner, father NoK, S. Peach St., Marshfield, WI (hometown); married Edith Grosbeier; enlisted in Co. A, 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Marshfield, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. A, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; battles include Alsace, Fismes, Soissons, Verdun; DW (KIA) 4 Oct. '18 at 127TH Fld. Hosp. near Bois Chenen at age 20; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; brother Michael E. was a Pvt. in the same company, known as “the boy” because he was only 16 during most of the unit's time in combat, he turned 17 only 12 days before the Armistice, WIA, and also served during WWII; brother Joseph was Pfc. in Co. B, 306TH Ammo. Tr., 81ST Div.

2971.                        

Wells, Benjamin E.

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. E. W. Wells, 732 Malivax, Petersburg, WV (hometown); served with Co. C, 125TH Inf.; KIA 22 Oct. '18

2972.                        

Wells, Cooper Dan

Sgt.

born 15 Mar. '93 at Oshkosh, WI (hometown); son of William Eugene and Minnie (Mary) Reynolds (Cooper) Wells; lived with his grandmother after his mother passed away in '06, Mrs. Stephen (Susan R.) Cooper, widowed, at 248 (249) Wisconsin Ave., Oshkosh, WI; some references state both parents preceded him in death, but his father was railway agent/telegrapher for Chicago & North Western (C&NW) Railroad, worked at Ipswich, WI ca. '18-'20; graduated Oshkosh H. S.; graduated Oshkosh Normal School, industrial course, ca. '16; may have taught industrial arts at Milwaukee Normal School ca. '16-'17; married Miss Alfreda Strassburger on 19 Dec. '17 at Oshkosh, WI, resided at 103 Wright St., Oshkosh, WI; enlisted in Sup. Co., 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Oshkosh, WI in '17; assigned to 107TH Mob. Ord. Rep. Shop about the time 32D Div. was organized; sailed for France 18 Feb. '18; DD, meningitis, 18 Apr. '18 at age 26; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; namesake of Cooper D. Wells Bridge, an ornate stone arch bridge in Menominee Park at Oshkosh, WI, designed by Henry Auler, constructed in 1921, repaired in 2012; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2973.                        

Welmerink, William Edward (C.)

Pfc.

born 28 Jan. '97 at Grand Rapids, MI (hometown); son of Berend John (John Berend) and Hermina Welmerink, father NoK, 856 Watson Ave, N. W. (S. W.) (Watson St.) or 30 Caroline Pl., N. E., Grand Rapids, MI; worked at Bissell Carpet Sweeper Co.; enlisted in Co. M or Co. I, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Grand Rapids, MI on 11 Apr. '17 (some references state 14 Aug. '17 at Camp Grayling, MI); assigned to Co. M, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; sailed for France 16 Feb. '18; KIA 2 Aug. (1 Aug.) '18 near Fismes; parents were notified 28 Aug. '18; repatriated and re-interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI on 14 Jul. '22; his boyhood friend and schoolmate, Pvt. John J. Zeldam, earned the DSC for his efforts to save Pfc. Welmerink that day

2974.                        

Welsh, Frederick W.

Pvt.

NoK Oscar L. Welsh, Hominy Falls (Homing Falls), WV (hometown); served with Co. I, 126TH Inf.; KIA 9 Oct. '18

2975.                        

Welsh, James

Pfc.

NoK Miss Hazel Welsh, 16th & Williams St., Omaha, NE (hometown); served with Co. H, 128TH Inf.; KIA 10 Nov. '18

2976.                        

Welsh, Lorein (Loran) A.

Pvt.

NoK Bessie Welsh, sister, Breckenridge, MO; entered service from MT; served with Co. G, 127TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

2977.                        

Welton, Gale

Pvt.

born ca. 1899; mother Mrs. Carrie Welton, NoK, Sextonville, WI (hometown); served with Co. C, 121ST MG Bn.; Alsace, Marne, Soissons, Noyon, Juvigny; KIA 31 Aug. '18 at age 19; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

2978.                        

Wenzel, Byron Walter

Pvt.

born 16 Oct. '90 at NY; son of William and Ida (Wiand) Wenzel, 104 S. Grove (Grave) St., Sturgis, MI (hometown); initially assigned to 37TH Co., 10TH Bn., 160TH Dep. Bde.; transferred to Co. A, 126TH Inf. at Camp McArthur, TX; overseas Feb. '18; was in all battles of 126TH Inf. up to his death; KIA 27 Aug. (29 Aug.) '18 during the battle of Soissons; interred at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis, MI

2979.                        

Werner, Edward Joseph

Pvt.

born 17 Mar. '91 at rural Fowler, MI (hometown); son of Joseph and Katharine (Catherine) (Miller) Werner, Fowler, MI; served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; KIA 21 Jul. (31 Jul.) '18; interred at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, Fowler, MI; namesake of Edward J. Werner Post No. 3733 of VFW at Fowler, MI

2980.                        

Wescott (Westcott), Ira L.

Sgt.

born ca. 1896 at Byron Center, MI; son of Leslie D. and (Anna, Edith G. or Mary) Wescott (Westcott), Grandville, MI (hometown); enlisted in Co. M or Co. I, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Grand Rapids, MI; SN 281389; served with Co. M, 126TH Inf.; earned DSC for his actions 28-30 Aug. '18 near Juvigny; also awarded Croix de Guerre w/bronze star, Order No. 14.523 "D," 16 March '19, GHQ, French Armies of the East, “As a member of a combat patrol he attacked an enemy trench under a violent fire of machine guns. Was severely wounded.”; KIA 9 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2981.                        

West, Ernest S.

Pvt.

born ca. 1894; son of Charles 'Charley' and Etta L. (Hagar) West, 142 E. Thornton St., Akron, OH or R. F. D. 12, Boston, OH; may have also had ties to Brecksville, OH; served with Co. L, 125TH Inf.; KIA 21 Oct. '18 at age 24; interred at Highland Drive Cemetery, Brecksville, OH

2982.                        

West, Lynn M.

Pvt.

born ca. 1888; hometown Madison, WI; also had ties to Mazomanie, WI; married; served with 127TH Inf.; Champagne; DW 3 Aug. '18 at age 30; not listed in 32D Div. in WW; I think he is the same man as Pvt. Lynn Maitland West, but I haven't found enough information to know for sure

2983.                        

West, Lynn Maitland

Pvt.

born 1898; mother Mrs. Edna Foster West, NoK, Walworth, WI (hometown); also had ties to Elkhorn, WI; served with Co. L, 127TH Inf.; Fismes; KIA 4 Aug. '18 at age 20; interred at Hazel Ridge Cemetery, Elkhorn, WI; I think he is the same man as Pvt. Lynn M. West, but I haven't found enough information to know for sure

2984.                        

West, Myron Chester

Capt.

born 8 Apr. '88 at Elkhorn, WI; son of Stephen Gano and Hannah Adeline (Merrifield) West; NoK Mrs. Vera Annice (Campbell) West, wife, 613 St. Lawrence Ave., Beloit, WI (hometown), father of (at least) 1, daughter born 10 days before he died; graduated Beloit College in '09; continued his education at U. of Wis.; teacher and head of math dept. at Madison H. S.; member of Masons, Morning Star Lodge No. 10; cdr. of HQ Co., 1ST Wis. Inf., WNG, at Madison, WI during Mexican Border Crisis; cdr. of same unit when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned cdr. of HQ Co., 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA (DW) 3 Aug. (2 Aug., 4 Aug., 5 Aug.) '18 by artillery shell at Dravegny, 1st. Lt. John B. Roberts was WIA by same shell and DW 4 Aug.; cited for his actions at Aisne-Marne, "Maj. Bryan B. Beverage of Appleton, Wis., and Capt. William Smith of Madison distinguished themselves in the attack upon Fismes. In the same fighting Madison was also represented by Capt. Myron West, formerly an assistant principal at the high school there; Lieut. Basil Roberts, Lieut. Bruce E. Clark, a lawyer, and Lieut. Marion C. Cranefield, a third year man from the university, all of whom made records for pluck and endurance." not sure which decoration he may have received, if any; interred at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery; namesake of Myron C. West Post No. 48 of American Legion at Beloit, WI

2985.                        

Westnedge, Joseph Burchnall

Col.

born 16 Aug. '72 at Kalamazoo, MI (hometown); son of Thomas and Mary (Burchnall) Westnedge; NoK Mrs. Eva May (Sebring) Westnedge, wife, R. F. D. 5, Kalamazoo, MI, father of Dorothy, Richard, Ruth and Joseph B., Jr.; attended Kalamazoo College, prominent football player; worked at Kalamazoo Paper Co., later asst. manager at Western Board and Paper Co.; enlisted in Co. C, 2D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, on 12 Feb. '94; promoted Cpl. 25 Mar. '95; promoted Sgt. 8 Mar. '96; commissioned 2d Lt. 3 May '97; promoted 1st Lt. 22 Oct. '97; volunteered for Spanish-American War, promoted Capt. and cdr. of Co. C, 32D Mich. Inf. 26 Apr. '98; brother, Lt. Richard B., served during the war asst. surgeon, 3D Inf. (U.S.) and DD 10 Jun. '99 at Manila, Philippines; after the war, reverted to 1st Lt. with Co. C, 2D Mich. Inf.; promoted Capt. and cdr. of Co. C, 2D Mich. Inf. 30 Jul. '99; promoted Maj., 2D Mich. Inf., 5 Aug. '01; elected 1st cdr. of Richard B. Westnedge Camp No. 16, United Spanish War Veterans of Kalamazoo in '04; promoted Lt. Col., 2D Mich. Inf. 17 Jan. '11; 2D Mich. Inf. redesignated 32D Mich. Inf. on 22 Apr. '15; served during Mexican Border Crisis; promoted Col. and cdr. of 32D Mich. Inf. on 16 Jan. (7 Feb.) '17; cdr. of 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; designated Commander of Troops aboard USS President Grant for trip to France; earned Distinguished Service Medal, posthumously, (many references state DSC) for his skillful command of the Regt. from its organization until his hospitalization; earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for his brave leadership 28 Jul.-6 Aug. '18 from the Ourcq River to the Vesle; earned a 32D Div. Citation, but that was likely the basis for the Silver Star Citation; earned Croix de Guerre w/palm, posthumously, for his leadership 31 Jul.-6 Aug. ’18 between the Ourcq and the Vesle; WIA, gassed, at some point; on 6 or 7 Nov. '18, after several days of urging by Regt. Surgeon and other officers, he was admitted to hosp. for “severe cold, aggravated by gas burns of the lungs, had brought on bronchitis and kindred diseases that made it imperative that he receive medical attention without delay”; evacuated to Base Hosp. No. 11 at Nantes on 11 Nov. '18; DD 29 Nov. '18, “pneumonia and other complications induced by gas burns”; the highest ranking casualty of the Div.; he was succeeded in command by Lt. Col. Henry A. Meyer on 6 Nov. '18, who was relieved of command on 8 Nov. '18, succeeded by Lt. Col. Elliot Caziarc, who had been appointed 2nd in command of the Regt. on 5 Nov. '18; interred at Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI; namesake of Joseph B. Westnedge Post No. 36 of American Legion at Kalamazoo, MI; wife was elected 1st president of the Post's Women’s Auxiliary; Kalamazoo's West St. and an old cemetery on that street were renamed Westnedge Ave. and Westnedge Park in honor of him and his brother in '20; his mother was elected 1st president of Kalamazoo Co. Chapter War Mothers of America on 30 Aug. '18;

2986.                        

Whalen, Loy

Pvt.

mother Mrs. Sarah Whalen, NoK, 719 S. Main St., Mattoon, IL (hometown); served with Co. F, 125TH Inf.; KIA 2 Oct. (12 Oct.) '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2987.                        

Wharram (Wharran, Wharren), Williamson (Wilson) Guy

Pvt.

born 1896 at Langtoft, East Riding of Yorkshire, England (nativity); son of Williamson Guy and Mary Wharram (Wharran, Wharren), Langtoft; NoK Thomas 'Tom' Wharram (Wharran, Wharren), brother, Highwood, MT (hometown); also had ties to Great Falls, MT; served with Co. D, 126TH Inf.; KIA 30 Aug. (31 Aug.) '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; brother Lt. Charles E. served with British RFC and was killed 26 Mar. '18

2988.                        

Wheaton, Benjamin P.

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. E. Wheaton, 38 Malbone Ave., Newport, RI (hometown); served with Co. D, 120TH MG Bn.; KIA 9 Oct. (12 Oct.) '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2989.                        

Wheeler, George H.

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Elizabeth B. Wheeler, Camden, WV (hometown); served with Co. H, 125TH Inf.; KIA 13 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2990.                        

Wheeler, Thomas M.

Pfc.

born 1896; son of James and Zoe Wheeler; NoK Mrs. Joe B. Wheeler, Hollis, Long Island, NY (hometown); assigned to Co. A, 127TH Inf. after they reached France, before they went to Alsace; KIA 15 Oct. '18; interred at Prospect Cemetery, Jamaica, NY

2991.                        

Wheeler, Tolman Douglas

1st Lt.

born 2 Oct. '91 at Walton, NY; son of Harry Robert and Elizabeth Ann 'Annie' (Moore) Wheeler, father NoK, New York, NY (hometown); attended St. George's School, Middletown (Newport), RI, in '07-'08; graduated Polytechnic Institute; graduated Harvard in '15; entered 1st Plattsburg Officers' Training Camp 15 May '17; commissioned 2d Lt., engr., 15 Aug. '17; assigned to 301ST Engr., 76TH Div.; commissioned provisional 2d Lt., cav., Reg. Army, 17 Oct. '17; promoted temp. 1st Lt. on 12 Dec. '17 and transferred to Trp. F, 2D Cav. at Ft. Ethan Allen in Sep. '17; sailed for France 15 Mar. '18; transferred (attached) to Co. G (H), 127TH Inf. in Jul. '18; WIA 30 Aug. (31 Aug.) '18 at Juvigny; evacuated to Base Hosp. No. 3 at Paris; DW 6 Sep. (5 Sep.) '18; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 30 Aug. '18 at Juvigny (Soissons); interred at Suresnes American Cemetery, may have been repatriated

2992.                        

Whereatt (Whereat), Walter Ira

Pfc.

born ca. '97; hometown Mayville, WI; served with 107TH Fld. Sig. Bn.; Dravegny; KIA 3 Aug. '18 at age 21; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; namesake of Bonau-Whereatt Post No. 69 of American Legion at Mayville; the other namesake was Pfc. Frank W. Bonau, Co. D, 127TH Inf., KIA 2 Aug., these 2 were first from Mayville killed in the war; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2993.                        

Whipple, David Orley

Pvt.

born 16 Jan. '97 at Jay Co., IN; son of John O. and Susan 'Susie' L. (Macklin) Whipple, R. F. D. 4, Portland, IN (hometown); farmer; previously served with Co. B, 33D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Detroit, MI; re-entered service at Ft. Wayne, IN or Detroit, MI on 3 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. L, 125TH Inf.; sailed for France 10 Feb. '18; transferred to Co. H, 128TH Inf.; battles include Alsace, St. Gilles, Romagne, Juvigny; WIA 3 Aug. '18; KIA 10 Nov. '18 at age 21; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; namesake of David Whipple Post No. 279 of American Legion at Salamonia, IN

2994.                        

Whisler, Homer

Pvt.

born 24 Jan. '94 at Otway (Ottawa, Ottaway), OH (hometown); son of Cary and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Whisler, R. F. D. 11, Otway (Ottawa, Ottaway), OH; became a Maccabee (a.k.a. Knights of the Maccabees) 1 Apr. '14, Middletown Tent, No. 522, Middletown, OH; entered service 19 Sep. '17; served with Co. I, 126TH Inf.; KIA 9 Oct. '18 near Romagne; mother was told he was killed while saving some sergeant's life, she placed an ad in American Legion Weekly in '20 trying to find out who the saved man was; interred at New Market Baptist Church Cemetery, New Market, OH; possibly namesake of Homer Whisler Post of VFW at Hillsboro, OH

2995.                        

White, Leonard J.

Pvt.

father W. A. White, NoK, Debush (Debusk), VA (hometown); served with Co. G, 126TH Inf.; KIA 1 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

2996.                        

Whitehurst, Walter Scott

Pvt.

born 30 Aug. '93 at Newville, IN; son of John and Mary M. Whitehurst, Butler, IN (hometown); entered service 26 May '18 at Auburn, IN; sent to Camp Taylor, KY; transferred to Camp Beauregard, LA; assigned to Co. G, 154TH Inf., 39TH Div.; overseas Aug. '18; 39TH Div. was designated a replacement div. when it reached France; transferred to Co G, 125TH Inf.; WIA 11 Oct. '18 near Meuse River; DW 11 Oct. (12 Oct.) '18; interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Newville, IN

2997.                        

Whitmore (Whittemore, Witemore), Wilbur

Pvt.

born 2 Aug. '93 at Bangor, MI; son of Fred C. and Grace S. (Lee) Whitmore, father NoK, R. F. D. 3, Bangor, MI (hometown); moved to Kalamazoo, MI in Oct. '16 to work at state hosp.; tried to enlist in Jun. '17 but didn't pass the physical; drafted 19 Sep. '17; sent to Camp Custer, MI and assigned to 85TH Div.; transferred to Camp MacArthur, TX and assigned to Med. Det., 125TH Inf.; KIA 6 Aug. '18 at age 25; repatriated and re-interred at Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford, MI on 19 Jun. '21

2998.                        

Whitney, Elmer George

Pvt.

born 20 Jan. '93 ('94) at WI; son of Henry Albert George and Ellen Pearl (Jones) Whitney; family resided at Almon, WI at 1900 census; hometown Waupaca, WI; enlisted in Co. C, 4TH Wis. Inf., WNG, at Waupaca, WI; assigned to 121ST FA Regt. when 32D Div. was organized, likely Btry. E; 2Marne, Soissons, Argonne; DD, pneumonia, 29 Jan. '19 at age 26 (25); interred at Parfreyville Cemetery, Parfreyville, WI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

2999.                        

Wichser (Whichser), Emil

Cpl.

born 1893; hometown Monroe, WI; also had ties to Monticello, WI; enlisted in Co. H, 1ST Wis. Inf., WNG, at Monroe, WI; was Pfc. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. H, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; Cierges, Fismes; DW 19 Sep. '18 at age 25; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

3000.                        

Wicklund, John R.

Cpl.

born 5 May '96 ('95); father Charles Wicklund, NoK, 127 Water St., Eau Claire, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. E, 3D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Eau Claire, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. E, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; Château-Thierry, Sergy; KIA 31 Jul. '18 at age 22 (23); interred at Northside Lutheran Cemetery, Eau Claire, WI

3001.                        

Widdifield, Clarence P.

Cpl.

father De Alphonso Widdifield, NoK, 607 Church St., Lynchburg, VA (hometown); served with Co. K, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3002.                        

Widener, William G. 'Willie'

Cpl.

born 3 Apr. '98 near Brazil, IN; son of James and Amanda (King) Widener; enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in '12; served on Mexican Border in '16; sailed for France 13 Aug. '17; assigned to Trp. C, 5TH Cav.; transferred to 1ST Bn., Ammo. Tr., 1ST Div.; WIA during Meuse-Argonne; DW 6 Oct. '18; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

3003.                        

Wiebusch, William M.

Pvt.

father J. F. Wiebusch, Somerville, TX (hometown); served with Co. E, 125TH Inf.; DW 10 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

3004.                        

Wiersgala, Louis

Pvt.

born 27 Oct. '98; hometown Chimney Rock or Independence, WI; served with 126TH Inf.; WIA near Romagne; DW 25 Oct. '18 at age 19; interred at Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery, Independence, WI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3005.                        

Wieten (Wietem), Derk (Dirk) J.

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Carrie Wieten (Wietem), wife, Node (Nocle), WY; served with Co. F, 126TH Inf.; KIA 9 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; namesake of Dirk J. Wieten Post No. 4 of American Legion at Lusk, WY

3006.                        

Wilber (Wilbur), Charles Raymond

2d Lt.

born 17 Sep. '95 at Wilmington, MA; son of Charles H. and Abbie L. (Baker) Wilber, mother NoK, Walpole, MA (hometown); entered service fall '17; completed officer's training school at Camp Upton, Long Island; commissioned 2d Lt., inf., Dec. '17 (1 Jun. '18); assigned to 77TH Div.; transferred to Co. K, 126TH Inf. on 29 Jul. '18; severely WIA 4 Aug. '18 near Mont St. Martin; returned to duty on 7 Sep. '18 and transferred to Co. B, 126TH Inf.; KIA 29 Sep. (3 Oct.) '18 near Cierges at age 23; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Maple Grove Cemetery, Walpole, MA

3007.                        

Wilcox, Allen C.

Pvt.

father H. C. Wilcox, NoK, 918 12th St., Arcata, CA (hometown); served with Co. E (B), 127TH Inf.; KIA 30 Jul. (3 Aug.) '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3008.                        

Wilczynski, Adam Albert

Pvt.

NoK Josephine Mary Wilczynski, wife, 76 Adison Ave., Detroit, MI (hometown); served with Co. I, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3009.                        

Wilke, Arthur C.

Sgt.

born 28 Oct. '94 ('93) at Streator, IL; son of Paul M. and Pauline (Rothe) Wilke, mother NoK, 530 Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, WI; resided at 186 Austin St., Bay View, WI (hometown); original member of the Bay View MG Co., which was MG Co., 5TH Wis. Inf., WNG, when it was organized at Bay View, WI ca. Apr. '17; unit became Co. C, 119TH MG Bn. when 32D Div. was organized; unit re-designated Co. D, 120TH MG Bn. in France; battles include Foret de Fere, 2Marne, Juvigny, Argonne; KIA 9 Oct. (12 Oct.) '18 while leading his platoon north of Cierges at age 24; interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI

3010.                        

Wilker, Albert August

Cpl.

born 21 Jul. '91 at North Amherst, OH; son of William and Ida (Radke) Wilker/Woiczechowski; NoK Freda Wilker, sister, R. F. D. 2, Box 40, c/o Mrs. Frank Shibley, Elyria, OH; enlisted in Mich. NG at Detroit, MI (hometown) on 19 Jul. '17; served with Co. B, 125TH Inf.; KIA 29 Aug. (28 Aug.) '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; brother John J. served in Navy

3011.                        

Wilkerson, Volmer (Valmer, Palmer) Lee

Pvt.

born 16 Feb. '96 ('92); father William M. and Serena Elizabeth (Roberts) Wilkerson, NoK, R. F. D. 6, Lafayette, AL (hometown); Gadsden, AL; served with Co. A, 125TH Inf.; WIA 28 Aug. '18; DW 1 Sep. (8 Sep.) '18 at age 22 (26); repatriated and re-interred at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Chambers Co., AL on 13 Aug. '21

3012.                        

Wilkins, George A.

Pfc.

served with Med. Det., 120TH FA Regt.; DD; I suspect he is the same man as Pvt. George H. Wilkins, Med. Det., 121ST FA Regt., but am not positive

3013.                        

Wilkins, George H.

Pvt.

born 16 Mar. '95 ('96); son of Albert P. and Mary A. (Blake) Wilkins, Darien, WI (hometown); WNG; served with 121ST FA Regt.; overseas; DD, pneumonia, 19 Mar. '18 at age 23 (22); interred at Darien Cemetery, Darien, WI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW; I suspect he is the same man as Pfc. George A. Wilkins, but am not positive

3014.                        

Wilkinson, Harry D.

Cpl.

born 1894 at MI; son of Eben Gilbert and Hattie M. (Lovelace) Wilkinson, mother NoK, Rockford, MI (hometown); served with Co. L, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18; interred at Rockford Cemetery, Rockford, MI

3015.                        

Wilks, Clyde Lornen

Pvt.

born 1894; son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus. Wilks, Elmira Township, MI (hometown); enlisted in Mich. NG; served with Co. I, 125TH Inf.; KIA (DW) 6 Jun. '18; 1st Otsego Co., MI, Soldier killed in the war; interred at Maple Hill Cemetery, Elmira, MI; namesake of Clyde Wilks Post No. 1518 of VFW at Gaylord, MI

3016.                        

Willer (Willar), Clarence Clemens

Pvt.

born 20 Oct. 1893 at St. Louis, MO; father John C. Willer (Willar), NoK, 6543 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO (hometown); entered service 18 Sep. '17 at St. Louis, MO; SN 240737; assigned to Co. G, 354TH Inf.; transferred to Repl. Det., Camp Merritt, NJ on 1 Feb. '18; landed overseas on 17 Feb. '18; transferred to 3D Co., 4TH Inf. Tng. Bn. on 15 Mar. '18; transferred to Co. M, 128TH Inf. on 27 Apr. '18; transferred to Co. B, 128TH Inf. on 23 Aug. '18; some references list unit as Co. G, 127TH Inf.; DW 31 Aug. '18;

3017.                        

Williams, Daniel C.

Pvt.

NoK Nellie Rally William, wife, 305 E. 85th St., New York, NY (hometown); served with Co. G, 127TH Inf.; DW 30 Aug. '18

3018.                        

Williams, Ernest

Pvt.

NoK Burnett Williams, brother, R. F. D. 2, Canton, PA (hometown); served with Co. C, 126TH Inf.; KIA 15 Jul. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

3019.                        

Williams, Franklin Charles

Sgt.

born 1895; father Frank John Williams, NoK, 376 Kane Pl., Milwaukee, WI (hometown); also had ties to Cudahy, WI; attended U. of Wis.; WNG; served with Btry. C, 120TH FA Regt.; fell ill on transport; DD, pneumonia, 3 Apr. '18 at the Mossley Hill Red Cross Hosp., Liverpool, England; interred at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI

3020.                        

Williams, Fred L.

Pfc.

born ca. 1892; NoK Miss Harriett Otten, Kewaunee, WI; hometown Two Rivers, WI; served with 127TH Inf.; DD, pneumonia, 8 Nov. (Oct.) '18 at age 26; interred at St. Mihiel American Cemetery; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3021.                        

Williams, Harry

Cpl.

father J. S. Williams, NoK, Bisher, MT (hometown); served with Co. B, 127TH Inf.; KIA 3 Sep. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3022.                        

Williams, Hugh R. 'Hughie'

Pvt.

born 26 Apr. '92 at Wilkeson, WA; son of Hugh William and Elizabeth Ann (Hughes) Williams, R. F. D. 1, Rochester, WA; enlisted in Mont. NG; assigned to Co. K, 163D Inf. when 41ST Div. was organized; that unit was designated a replacement div. when it reached France; transferred to HQ Co., 127TH Inf.; Alsace, Dravegny, Fismes, Juvigny, Kriemhilde Stellung; KIA 12 Oct. '18 by artillery fire near Gesnes; brother William received telegram ca. 9 Jan. '19; repatriated and re-interred at Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, WA on 25 Oct. '21

3023.                        

Williams, Julius

Pvt.

born ca. 1895; Manistique, MI (hometown); served with Co. M, 127TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18 at age 23; interred at Lakeview Cemetery, Manistique, MI

3024.                        

Williams, Robert H.

Pvt.

born ca. 1888; mother Mrs. Williams, NoK, Carnarvon, North Wales (nativity); emigrated to U.S. ca. 1910; hometown Butte, MT; may have also had ties to Elliot, IA; served with Co. H, 126TH Inf.; KIA 4 Aug. '18 at age 30; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3025.                        

Williams, Robert Wells

Pvt.

born 1900 ('99); son of Lt. Col. Charles Robert and Ella Williams, Camp Douglas, WI (hometown); WNG; assigned to HQ Co., 64TH Inf. Bde., when 32D Div. was organized; DD, diphtheria, 11 Mar. '18 in France at age 18 (17, 19); interred at Volk Field-Camp Williams Memorial Cemetery, Camp Douglas, WI; numerous references claim he was the youngest Soldier in the WNG as well as the Division's youngest casualty or even WI's youngest casualty, but I've found several other candidates for those titles;

3026.                        

Willie (Willis), Frank

Pvt.

born 10 Oct. '95 at Chicago, IL; NoK Louis Willie, brother, 508 Main St., St. Joseph, MI (hometown); served with Co. C, 125TH Inf.; KIA 29 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3027.                        

Williston, William H.

Pvt.

born 3 Mar. '94; hometown Marinette, WI; also had ties to Oconto Co., WI; enlisted in 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, likely Co. I at Marinette, WI; ACC 23 Sep. '17 near Camp Douglas, WI at age 24, killed by railroad train; interred at Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, WI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3028.                        

Wilson, Fay Minor (Miner)

Cpl.

born 25 (26) Aug. '94 at Spring Water, WI; son of William Linder and Maude (Maud) Emiline (Elnore) (Newsom) Wilson, father NoK, R. F. D. 5, Waupaca, WI (hometown); served with Co. C, 107TH Fld. Sig. Bn.; battles include Alsace, Château-Thierry, Soissons, Verdun; KIA 14 Oct. '18; interred at Crystal Lake Cemetery, Waupaca Co., WI

3029.                        

Wilson, Frederick C. 'Fred'

Pfc.

born 6 Aug. '96 ('97) at Portage, WI; son of Charles C. and Laura (Burrington) Wilson, 110 34th St., Milwaukee, WI (hometown); enlisted in WNG at Milwaukee, WI on 7 Jul. '17; served with 126TH Fld. Hosp., 107TH San. Tr.; KIA 31 Oct. '18 at age 22 (21); interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

3030.                        

Wilson, Harry V.

Pvt.

born 12 Feb. '95; father Charles B. and Sue R. (Hager) Wilson, NoK, 505 3rd St. NW, Washington, D.C. (hometown); served with Co. C, 126TH Inf.; KIA 1 Aug. '18; interred at Rosebank Cemetery, Calvert, MD

3031.                        

Wilson, John

Pvt.

born 4 Jan. '94; NoK James Wilson, Crab Orchard, KY (hometown); served with Co. M, 127TH Inf.; KIA 20 Oct. '18; interred at Wilson Cemetery, Lincoln Co., KY

3032.                        

Wilson, Lewis (Louis) Herbert

Cpl.

born 26 Dec. '98 at Lemonweir, WI; son of George Ezra and Lula E. (Woodman) Wilson, father preceded him in death; mother remarried, Mrs. Eugene 'Gene' Lulu Senogles, NoK, Mauston, WI (hometown); served with Co. D, 128TH Inf.; 2Marne; KIA 2 Aug. (1 Aug.) '18 at Château-Thierry at age 19; interred at Rose Cemetery, Juneau Co., WI; brother Cpl. George W. served with Co. B, 168TH Inf., and was twice WIA

3033.                        

Wilson, William L.

Pvt.

born 1895; father Jesse B. and Tabitha E. Wilson, NoK, Route 5, Coshocton, OH (hometown); served with Co. L, 128TH Inf.; KIA 10 Nov. '18; interred at Mount Zion Cemetery, Coshocton, OH

3034.                        

Winberg, Swen H.

Pvt.

hometown Los Angeles, CA; also had ties to Pasadena, CA; assigned to Btry. A, 323D FA Regt.; transferred to Btry. B, 323D FA Regt., attached to 32D Div.; DW 20 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3035.                        

Winch, Ray S. (Stephen Ray)

Cpl.

born 25 Dec. '94 at Marshfield, WI (hometown); father Carlton R. and Metta J. (Healy) Winch, NoK, 901 E. 9th St., Marshfield, WI; worked as mechanic for Marshfield Hardware & Auto Garage; enlisted in Co. A, 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Marshfield; served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. A, 127TH Inf. (128TH Inf.) when 32D Div. was organized; MIA, presumed KIA, 5 Aug. '18 near Fismes at age 23; parents received telegram 27 Aug. '18; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield, WI

3036.                        

Windl, Lawrence

Pfc.

born 1895; son of Joseph 'Joe' and Mary J. (Hus) Windl, father NoK, 608 B. St., Jefferson, WI (hometown); also had ties to Fort Atkinson, WI; WNG; served with Co. D, 127TH Inf.; battles include Alsace, Château-Thierry, Fismes, Soissons; KIA 1 Sep. '18; interred at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Jefferson, WI; namesake of Reinhardt-Windl Post No. 164 of American Legion at Jefferson, WI

3037.                        

Winiecki (Winiecke), Frank X.

Pfc.

born 3 Mar. '95 ('96) at Eaton, WI; son of Nicholas and Mary (Kotecki) Winiecki (Winiecke), R. F. D. 2, box 104, New Franken or Denmark, WI; farmer; hometown Milwaukee, WI; enlisted in WNG at Milwaukee or Green Bay, WI, possibly on 17 Oct. '17; served with Co. K, 127TH Inf.; Alsace, Fismes, Juvigny, Verdun; KIA (ACC) 5 Oct. '18 at age 23 (22), was MIA for quite a while; listed as “Wounded Severely” on 8 Oct. '18 casualty list; listed as “Died from Accident or Other Causes” on 22 Mar. '19 casualty list; family had been told that he was WIA on 5 Oct. '18, recovered from those wounds, then went MIA later, eventually they were told he had been KIA; interred at Saints' Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery, Poland, WI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3038.                        

Winkler, Arthur E.

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Berne Brown, Mount Vernon, WA (hometown); entered service from MT; served with Co. G, 125TH (128TH Inf.); KIA 3 Aug. (2 Aug.) '18; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

3039.                        

Winner, Charles A.

Pvt.

father William Winner, NoK, Eastlake (East Lake), MI (hometown); entered service Sep. '17; served with Co. L, 126TH Inf.; suicide 27 Apr. (27 Mar.) '18; some accounts state he was KIA during a skirmish in Alsace; listed as “Died - Other Causes” on 21 Nov. '18 casualty list

3040.                        

Winslow, John M.

Pvt.

hometown in MI; NoK Miss Ethel Clara Winslow, 1435 1st St. NW, War Trade Road, Washington, D.C.; original member of Co. D, 125TH Inf. when organized from Co. D and Co. K, 31ST Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, on 30 Sep. '17; very likely Mich. NG; DW 13 Oct. '18; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

3041.                        

Winsper, Carl Vincent

Pvt.

born 24 Nov. '86 at Youngstown, OH; son of Henry C. and Sophia (Spear) Winsper; hometown Pocatello, ID; served with Co. B, 128TH Inf.; KIA 14 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

3042.                        

Winters (Winger), Courtlin

Pvt.

born 16 Oct. '91; NoK Mrs. Fannie Winters (Winger), wife, McNeil, AR (hometown); served with HQ Co., 125TH Inf.; KIA 13 Oct. '18; interred at Shiloh Cemetery, Lamartine, AR

3043.                        

Wireman, Lindsey

Pvt.

born Oct. '88 at Johnson Co., KY; son of Abraham 'Abe' and Amanda (Blanton) Wireman, Oil Springs, KY (hometown); served with Co. I, 127TH Inf.; KIA 21 Oct. '18

3044.                        

Wirketis, Peter

Pvt.

NoK Zapipa Gentilaite, friend, 2130 W. 22nd St., Chicago, IL (hometown); served with Co. D, 126TH Inf. (128TH Inf.); KIA 2 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3045.                        

Witten (Witte), William McKinley

Pvt.

born 30 Sep. '94 at Higdon, KY; son of William Harvey and Eliza Catherine Witten, 504 L St. (2714 5th St.), Louisville, KY (hometown); wife, Mrs. Myrtle S. Witten, resided at 3112 Bohennan St., Louisville, KY; served with Co. B, 125TH Inf.; DW 10 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

3046.                        

Wludarski, Wladyslaw (Sladyslaw)

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Stanley Gorecki, cousin, 943 Milwaukee Ave., Detroit, MI (hometown); served with Co. H, 126TH Inf.; KIA 30 Aug. (28 Aug.) '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3047.                        

Wojciechowski (Wajeichowski), Alek (Alex) Aloyz

Sgt.

born Jul. '93 at Bay City, MI; son of Valentine and Stelle (Budzinski) Wojciechowski, 1523 S. Monroe St., Bay City, MI (hometown); served with Co. I, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18; interred at Saint Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Bay City, MI

3048.                        

Woleford, Frank

served with Co. M, 126TH Inf.; DD

3049.                        

Wolfe, Lawrence

Cpl.

mother Rose Wolfe, NoK, 42 Norvall St., Detroit, MI (hometown); served with Co. A, 125TH Inf.; DW 5 Oct. '18

3050.                        

Wolff (Wolfe), Edward J.

Pfc.

mother Mrs. E. J. Wolff, NoK, 1020 Bellevue, Seattle, WA (hometown); served with Co. B, 127TH Inf.; KIA (DW) 5 Aug. '18; interred at Suresnes American Cemetery

3051.                        

Wolff, Verne O.

Pvt.

NoK Fred Wolff, Aurora, NE (hometown); enlisted in Co. H, 5TH Neb. Inf., Neb. NG, at Aurora, NE; served with Co. D, 125TH Inf.; DW 30 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3052.                        

Wolinski (Wolinsky), Solomon (Sol)

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Bessie Goldberg, 185 Ave. C, New York, NY (hometown); NoK Joseph Wolinski, 185 Ave. C, New York, NY; served with Co. M, 126TH Inf.; DD 20 Sep. '18

3053.                        

Wolman, Ben

Pvt.

born ca. 1897; NoK Louis (Louise) Wolman, Wautoma, WI (hometown); WNG; served with Co. D, 121ST MG Bn.; KIA 31 Aug. '18 near Juvigny at age 21; namesake of Ben Wolman Post No. 317 of American Legion at Wautoma, WI

3054.                        

Womac, Claude

Pvt.

born ca. 1894 at McMinn Co., TN; NoK M. Womac, Athens, TN (hometown); served with Co. C, 125TH Inf.; KIA 23 Oct. '18 (10 Oct.) at age 24; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

3055.                        

Wood, Archie B.

Pvt.

born 26 Mar. '87; father David B. Wood, NoK, Clarksville, TN (hometown); served with Co. L, 128TH Inf.; KIA 7 Nov. '18 near Brandeville; interred at Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, TN; namesake of Archie Wood Post No. 7 of American Legion at Clarksville, TN

3056.                        

Wood, Clark

Sgt.

born 1 Apr. '96; son of Hyman and Hanna (Trickel) Wood; NoK John Weslie Wood, 321 W. Cushman, Three Rivers, MI (hometown); enlisted in Co. A, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Coldwater, MI in May '17; assigned to Co. A, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 9 Oct. '18 in Argonne; interred at Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers, MI

3057.                        

Wood, Fred E.

Pvt.

resided at 2905 Shady Ave., McKeesport, PA (hometown); entered service from OH; served with Med. Det., 322D FA Regt., attached to 32D Div.; KIA 16 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

3058.                        

Wood, James A.

Pfc.

father James Wood, NoK, Reed St., Warren, MA (hometown); also had ties to Palmer, MA; served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18

3059.                        

Woodville, Henry H.

Pvt.

born 8 Jan. '91; son of Edmund Stevenson and Julia Adeline (Sanders) Woodville, Indiantown, VA (hometown); served with Co. G, 126TH Inf.; KIA 1 Oct. '18; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

3060.                        

Woodworth, Earl F.

Pfc.

born 1894; mother Mrs. Cora Woodworth, NoK, 526 E. Main St., Owosso, MI (hometown); served with Co. E, 128TH Inf.; KIA 15 Oct. '18; interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, MI

3061.                        

Woolf, Joseph George

Wag.

born 15 Mar. '96 age 23 (24); son of John and Elizabeth Woolf, Stoughton, WI (hometown); served with Co. A, 107TH Tr. HQ & MPs (Co. A, 107TH MPs); Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; DD, pneumonia (cerebral embolism) 22 Jan. '19 at Coblenz, Germany; repatriated and re-interred at Riverside Cemetery, Stoughton, WI ca. 1 Aug. '20; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3062.                        

Woolford, Charles E.

Pvt.

served with Co. E, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18

3063.                        

Woolridge, William

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. Susan (Susie) Perry, sister, Howe, OK; hometown Ross (Cross), OK; entered service in '17; served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 4 Aug. '18; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery

3064.                        

Worcester, Thomas Forrester

Pvt.

born 30 Apr. '96 at Jonesport, ME (hometown); son of Wilbur Merritt (Mariner) and Susanna Davis (Beal) Worcester, Jonesport, ME; entered service 29 Apr. '18 at Calais, ME; SN 2721252; assigned to 3D Co., 1ST Tng. Bn., 151ST Dep. Bde.; transferred to Co. A, 303D Inf. on 2 Jul. '18; landed overseas 6 July '18; transferred to Co. B, 163D Inf. on 6 Aug. '18; transferred to Co. H, 128TH Inf. on 14 Aug. '18; battles include Defensive Sector, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; KIA 15 Oct. '18; interred at Greenwood Cemetery, Jonesport, ME

3065.                        

Wortz, Peter Paul

Cpl.

mother Mrs. Anna Wortz, NoK, 704 Theodore Ave., Detroit, MI (hometown); enlisted in Co. G, 31ST Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Detroit, MI; assigned to Co. G, 126TH Inf. was organized; KIA 27 Aug. '18

3066.                        

Wozenski, Julius

Pvt.

father Frank Wozenski, NoK, 296 Evline St., Hamtramck, MI (hometown); entered service at Westfield, MA; served with Co. A, 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3067.                        

Wraalstad (Vralsted), George Edward

Pvt.

born 25 Apr. '93 at Whalan, MN; NoK Steven Wraalstad, Laredo, MT; hometown Big Sandy or Laredo, MT; registered for draft 5 Jun. '17 at Chonteau, MT; may have entered service 2 Jun. '18; served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; reported MIA; status corrected to WIA on 2 Mar. '19 casualty list; DD 12 Mar. '19, reported on 30 Mar. '19 casualty list; repatriated and re-interred at Highland Cemetery, Havre, MT on 18 Oct. '20; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3068.                        

Wrasse, Earl G.

Cpl.

born 31 Oct. '96 at Milwaukee, WI (hometown); son of Frank W. and Josephine L. (Chadin) Wrasse, mother NoK, 308 14th St., Milwaukee, WI; WNG; served with Co. E, 127TH Inf.; Sergy; KIA 31 Jul. '18

3069.                        

Wray, William A. 'Willie'

Pvt.

father Mr. David Wray, NoK, R. F. D. 2, Wirtz, Franklin Co., VA (hometown); served with Co. G, 126TH Inf.; KIA 21 Oct. (26 Oct.) '18 (initially MIA);

3070.                        

Wright, Charles H.

Pvt.

NoK Lina Ida Baley, sister, 1224 Dorr St., Toledo, OH (hometown); served with Co. C, 125TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 30 Jun. '18; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at St. Mihiel American Cemetery

3071.                        

Wright, Elmer Francis

Cpl.

born 1891; NoK Mr. Frank Wright, Whitewater, WI (hometown); NoK Mrs. Elmer Wright, Whitewater, WI; enlisted in Co. C, 1ST Wis. Inf., WNG, at Whitewater, WI; was Pfc. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. K, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; Marne, Juvigny, Montfaucon; KIA 9 Oct. (16 Oct.) '18 at age 26; listed as “Wounded (Degree Undetermined)” on 23 Oct. '18 casualty list; listed as KIA on 9 Dec. '18 casualty list; interred at Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI

3072.                        

Wright, George W.

Pvt.

father John W. Wright, NoK, R. F. D. 1, Ferrum, VA (hometown); served with Co. D, 125TH Inf.; KIA 11 Oct. '18; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

3073.                        

Wright, Preston Moffett

Pfc.

born 21 Dec. '94 ('93) at Germantown, PA; attended Chestnut Hill Academy and Germantown H. S.; son of Naval Lt. Cdr. Robert Kemp and Leida Ready Wright, mother NoK, Hostess House, Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, WA; he moved to Portland, OR (hometown) ca. '15; enlisted in 3D Oreg. Inf., Oreg. NG, on 25 Mar. '17; assigned to 162D Inf. when 41ST Div. was organized; that unit was designated a replacement div. when it reached France; transferred to Co. E, 127TH Inf.; KIA 2 Sep. '18 near Juvigny; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3074.                        

Wright, Rodney Bruce

Pvt.

born 31 May '82 at Leslie, MI (hometown); son of Robert Kennedy Wright and Louisa M. (Housel) Wright, Leslie, MI; worked as carpenter; worked at D. C. Morea's restaurant; enlisted in Mich. NG; served with Co. F, 126TH Inf.; MIA at Château-Thierry; KIA 3 Aug. '18 by artillery, Pvt. Charles H. Rorabeck was KIA by same shell; listed as MIA on 23 Sep. '18 casualty list; status changed to KIA on 16 Jun. '19 casualty list; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Woodlawn Cemetery, Leslie, MI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3075.                        

Wright, Roy Sherman

Wag.

born 28 Jan. '95 at Clare Co., MI; son of Laurence S. and D. Alma Wright, Kalamazoo, MI (hometown); married Edith H.; enlisted in Co. C or Co. D, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Kalamazoo, MI in Apr. '12; re-enlisted Feb. '16; served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. C, 126TH Inf. (128TH Inf.) when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 1 Aug. (4 Aug.) '18 near Château-Thierry; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3076.                        

Wright, Vernon C.

Pvt.

born 2 Mar. '98 at Sauk Co., WI; son of Lawrence E. and Emma L. Wright, Eau Claire, WI (hometown); farmer; enlisted in Co. E, 3D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Eau Claire, WI ca. Jul. '17; assigned to Co. E, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; DD, pneumonia, 24 Jan. '18 at base hosp., Camp MacArthur, TX at age 19; parents were notified 25 Jan. '18; interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire, WI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3077.                        

Wright, Walker

Pvt.

born 21 Apr. '90 or '93 at Ripley, WV (hometown); NoK Jesse M. Wright, sister, Ripley, WV; SN 2737077; served with Btry. C, 120TH FA Regt.; DD, pneumonia, 12 Sep. '18 at Paris, France; interred at Old Ripley/Early Settlers Cemetery, Jackson Co., WV

3078.                        

Wrzesinske (Wrzesinske, Wezesenski), Edward

Cpl.

born Apr. '95; son of Joseph and Frances Mary (Gorzynski) Wrzesinske (Wrzesinske, Wezesenski), mother NoK, R. F. D. 2, Randolph, WI (hometown); NoK Mrs. Clara Wrzesinske, R. F. D. 2, Beaver Dam, WI; enlisted in Co. K, 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Beaver Dam, WI; assigned to Co. D, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; battles include Alsace, Château-Thierry, Fismes, Soissons; KIA 31 Aug. '18 at age 23; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3079.                        

Wyant, Ralph Waldo

Pvt.

born Dec. '87 at OH; son of Frank Melvin and Elanora (Middaugh) Wyant, father NoK, Gladstone Hotel, 62nd & Kenwood Sts., Chicago, IL (hometown); family resided at Canton, OH at 1900 census; he resided at Manhattan, NY, divorced, at 1910 census; also had ties to Milwaukee, WI; attended Kenyon College, class of '10; served with 107TH Tr. HQ & MPs (MP Co., 107TH Regt.); battles include Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; DD, pneumonia, 23 Apr. '19; interred at West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, OH; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3080.                        

Wynt, Max S.

Pvt.

resided at 8849 Burley Ave., Chicago, IL (hometown); served with Co. D, 128TH Inf.; KIA 3 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3081.                        

Yaney, Phillip Roscoe

Mech.

son of Israel Phillip 'Phillip' and Daisy Rebecca (Long) Yaney, father NoK, 368 Pine St., South Muskegon, MI (hometown); enlisted in Co. G, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Muskegon, MI on 22 Jun. '16; SN 281175; likely served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. L (Co. I), 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for his actions on 2 Aug. '18 near Cierges while on duty as a litter bearer (some transcripts of citation list date as 8 Aug., the Div. was relieved from front line in that sector 7 Aug., actual date is more likely 2 Aug., as stated in Co. L history); earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star, posthumously, when he and another soldier rescued a wounded comrade, other soldier was Cpl. Cuthbert J. Cournyer and they rescued numerous wounded Soldiers, mostly from 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf., who had been lying on the battlefield nearly 24 hours; recommended for DSC by Capt. George L. Olsen for his actions at Aisne-Marne, The Old Command states he was awarded it; KIA (DW) 5 Oct. '18, he lay on the battlefield for 5 hours after being severely WIA, 2 comrades found him and were carrying him on a stretcher to the aid station when an artillery shell exploded, instantly killing all 3 men; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

3082.                        

Yarno, James Albert

Pvt.

NoK Mrs. J. A. McConky, Terry, MT (hometown); served with Co. M, 127TH Inf.; DW 3 Aug. (4 Aug.) '18; interred at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery

3083.                        

Young, Bain B. (E.)

Pvt.

born 1896; NoK Daniel Young, 706 Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI (hometown); served with Co. I, 125TH Inf.; KIA 1 Aug. '18 at Château-Thierry; interred at Pine Grove Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

3084.                        

Young, Edward J.

Pvt.

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (hometown); served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; KIA 31 Jul. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3085.                        

Zachow (Zackow), Harold Monroe

Pfc.

born ca. 1898; hometown Appleton, WI; also had ties to Detroit, MI; enlisted in Med. Det., 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Appleton, WI; assigned to Med. Det., 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; KIA 1 Sep. '18 by machine gun fire at 0930 hours near Juvigny at age 20; a friend, Pfc. Elmer T. Swann, was WIA while attempting to save Zachow

3086.                        

Zahn, Alfred Fred

Pfc.

born 31 May '00 at WI; son of Albert and Ella (Elbe) Zahn, Gillett, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. M, 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Oconto, WI; served with Co. F, 128TH Inf.; KIA 3 Aug. '18 near Château-Thierry at age 18; initially reported MIA, status changed to “Died, Previously Reported Missing in Action” on 17 Apr. '19 casualty report; interred at Wanderer's Rest Cemetery, Gillett, WI; brother Pvt. Fred H. also served and was WIA

3087.                        

Zajicek, Robert Oscar

Pvt.

born 19 May '94 at Chicago, IL (hometown); son of Frank and Mary Zajicek, father NoK, 1851 Millard Ave., Chicago, IL; served with Co. L, 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Sep. (30 Aug.) '18; interred at Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, IL; brother, Lt. Edwin C., was dental surgeon aboard U.S.S. Indiana

3088.                        

Zaleski, John

Pvt.

born ca. '90 at Ostrolenka, Russia (nativity); resided at 5 Deves Terrace, Schenectady, NY (hometown); NoK Anthony Zaleski, brother, Roslyn, NY; entered service 5 Oct. '17 at Schenectady, NY; served with Co. A, 126TH Inf.; overseas 22 Mar. '18; KIA 31 Jul. (1 Aug.) '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3089.                        

Zalewski, Roman

Pfc.

born ca. 1898; hometown Milwaukee, WI; likely WNG; served with Co. F, Horsed Bn., 107TH Ammo Tr.; Alsace, 2Marne, Juvigny, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne; DD, pneumonia, 5 Feb. '19 ('18) at age 22; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3090.                        

Zane, Ralph Leo

Pvt.

born 25 Nov. '95 at Joliet, IL; son of Squire Boone and Ida Irene (Calhoun) Zane, Lake City, IA (hometown); he moved to Minneapolis, MN in '16 to work on a Mississippi River dam; moved to Lewistown, MT ca. Jan. '18 (Feb. '17); entered service at Lewiston, MT on 1 Feb. '18; trained at Ft. Lewis, WA; transferred to Camp Merritt, NJ on 13 Mar. '18; embarked for France with Co. F, 126TH Inf. on 14 Mar. '18; landed at England on 31 Mar. '18; landed in France 4 Apr. '18; WIA 29 Aug. '18; DW 1 Sep.; the only combat casualty from Lake City, IA during the war; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Victory Memorial Drive, Minneapolis, MN; brother 2d Lt. Clarence J. served with Co. F, 354TH Inf., 89TH Div.

3091.                        

Zanoni (Zaneni), John

Pvt.

NoK Pete Gatti, Renton, WA (hometown); served with MG Co., 361ST Inf., 91ST Div.; DW 9 Oct. '18; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

3092.                        

Zenewich, John W.

Pvt.

born ca. 1888 at Lebedewo, Russia (nativity); NoK Nikols Zenewich, brother, 408 Perry St., Bowery Pl., Philadelphia, PA; NoK Peter Matusewich, friend, 97 N. Main St., Ansonia, CT (hometown); entered service at Ansonia, CT on 4 Oct. '17; SN 2309715; assigned to Co. F, 301ST Engrs.; transferred to 1ST Co. Camp Devens March Repl. Draft on 12 Feb. '18; transferred to Co. C 125TH Inf.; overseas 12 Mar. '18; battles include 2Marne and Juvigny; KIA 29 Aug. '18; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

3093.                        

Zenus, Anthony (Antony)

Pvt.

NoK Joseph Smith, friend, 16 10th St., Dayton, OH; hometown Jackson, MI; enlisted in Co. L or Co. M, 31ST Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Jackson, MI; served with Co. F, 126TH Inf.; DW 29 Aug. (28 Aug., 29 Jul.) '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3094.                        

Zeuske (Zenske), Emil Carl

Pvt.

born 23 May '94 at Tigerton, WI; son of Julius Zeuske; NoK Mrs. Amilia Merkes, sister, Shawano, WI (hometown); worked in paper mill at Shawano, WI; enlisted in Co. F, 4TH Wis. Inf., WNG, at Shawano, WI; assigned to Co. F, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; battles include Ronchères and Fismes; severely WIA 31 Jul. '18; DW 15 Sep. (8 Sep.) '18 at age 24; sister received telegram 16 Nov. '18; interred at Suresnes American Cemetery; 5th longest span between WIA and DW, 46 days, that I have found;

3095.                        

Zilmer (Zilmar), Glenn (Glen) Russell

Sgt.

born 6 Apr. '96 at Monroe, WI (hometown); son of Edward Frederick and Anna May (Johnson) Zilmer, Monroe, WI; enlisted in Co. H, 1ST Wis. Inf., WNG, at Monroe, WI in Apr. '17; assigned to Co. H, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; sailed for France 18 Feb. '18; WIA 1 Aug. '18 at Reddy Farm near Cierges and DW shortly later; 1st Monroe Soldier killed in the war; repatriated and re-interred at Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe, WI on 7 Aug. '21; grandfather, Wilhelm F. Zilmer, served with Co. H. 31ST Wis. Inf. during Civil War and passed away 2 days after Glenn's funeral; namesake of Zilmer-Riley Post No. 84 of American Legion at Monroe, WI

3096.                        

Zimdars, William F.

Cpl.

born 5 Oct. '91; son of Ferdinand and Augusta Zimdars; hometown Gillett, WI; also had ties to West De Pere, WI; enlisted in WNG, possibly Co. M, 2D Wis. Inf. at Oconto, WI; served with Co. M, 127TH Inf.; battles include Alsace, Fismes; DW 5 Aug. '18 at age 26; interred at Greenwood Cemetery, De Pere, WI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3097.                        

Zimmerle (Zimmerlie), George W.

Pvt.

born Jan. '91; son of John and Nettie Zimmerle; NoK Mrs. Zimmerle, R. F. D. 2, Woodburn, OR; enlisted in 3D Oreg. Inf., Oreg. NG, ca. '11 (recognized for 5 years of faithful service ca. '16); served with Co. E, 127TH Inf. (167TH Inf.); KIA 19 Jul. '18; repatriated 2 Jun. '21 and re-interred at Belle Passi Cemetery, Woodburn, OR; brother James F. served in Navy

3098.                        

Zimmerman, Henry

Sgt.

born ca. 1896; hometown Oconto, WI; enlisted in Co. M, 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Oconto, WI; was Pfc. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. M, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; battles include Alsace, Fismes; KIA 4 Aug. '18 at age 22; repatriated and re-interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI on 21 Jun. '21

3099.                        

Zimmerman, Victor Ostrander

Pvt.

born 2 May '94 at Oakley or Juda, WI; son of William Henry and Cynthia May (Ostrander) Zimmerman, Brodhead, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. H, 1ST Wis. Inf., WNG, at Monroe, WI on 2 May '17; assigned to Co. H, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; sailed for France 14 Apr. '18 (his platoon had been quarantined for scarlet fever at Camp Merritt, NJ and did not sail with the rest of the unit); KIA 31 Jul. '18 between Cierges and Ronchères in the Château-Thierry sector; repatriated 5 Jun. '21 and re-interred at Oakley Union Cemetery, Spring Grove Township, Green County, WI soon after

3100.                        

Zinkgraf, Clarence August

Pfc.

born 27 Jun. '95 at WI; son of John G. and Fredricka (Riecka) Zinkgraf, 108 Elizabeth St., Plymouth, WI (hometown); served with Co. C, 127TH Inf. (may have been WNG); Fismes, Soissons, Juvigny; KIA 4 Oct. '18 at age 23; there is some uncertainty regarding circumstances of his death, C127 in WW states he "was promoted to mail orderly of Co. C, as a reward for his faithful services, disappeared as if the earth swallowed him. Considerable mail arrived on Oct. 3, and Zinkgraf was busy arranging its distribution, in spite of the fact he was very ill. After his work was finished, he stayed in the kitchen one day before he was sent to the hospital. From that day until late in Sept. 1919, all trace of him was lost. His heart-broken parents appealed to the War Department, but nothing was heard regarding the missing man. In despair, the father wrote to U. S. Senator Robert M. La Follette. After another two months of anxiety, a message was received from Washington, officially announcing Zinkgraf's death. It was stated in the message, that particulars were unknown."; interred at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Union Cemetery, Plymouth, WI; namesake of Ladewig-Zinkgraf Post No. 243 of American Legion at Plymouth, WI; the other namesake was Pvt. Walter A. Ladwig, WNG, same unit, DW 6 Sep. '19; brother, Sgt. William H. Zinkgraf, WNG, served in same unit, WIA; not listed in 32D Div. in WW

3101.                        

Zitterman, John Joseph

Pvt.

mother Mrs. John Zitterman, NoK, 4332 Herbert St., Detroit, MI (hometown); enlisted in Co. H, 31ST Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Detroit, MI; served with Co. H, 126TH Inf.; WIA 29 Aug. '18; DW 20 Sep. '18; interred at Suresnes American Cemetery

3102.                        

Zive, Samuel

Pfc.

hometown Grand Rapids, MI; enlisted in Co. K or Co. I, 32D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, at Grand Rapids, MI; served with Co. K, 126TH Inf.; KIA 29 Aug. '18

3103.                        

Zubin, Julius

Pvt.

born ca. 1892 at Russia (nativity); hometown Milwaukee, WI; served with Co. D, 128TH Inf.; KIA 31 Aug. '18 at age 26; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

3104.                        

Zuchowski (Zuckowski), Antoine

Pvt.

born ca. 1895 at MI; son of Frank and Katherine Zuchowski (Zuckowski), Saxon, WI (hometown); served with Co. K, 125TH Inf.; KIA 1 Aug. '18 at age 23

3105.                        

Zullo, Antonio

Pvt.

resided at 1142 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL (hometown); served with Co. B, 128TH Inf.; KIA 31 Aug. '18; interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

 

 

 

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