The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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World War I

Roll of Honor for the

32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division

The term ‘Roll of Honor’ or ‘Honor Roll’ had two meanings in the U.S. circa 1917/1918.  Sometimes it referred to a list of individuals from a certain community or area who served in the military during the war.  At other times it referred to a list of individuals from a certain community or area who died in military service during the war.  Sometimes the list included both.
This Roll of Honor contains the names of three thousand, one hundred and eighteen Soldiers of the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division who died during WWI.
The primary source for this list is the Roll of Honor in the book, The 32nd Division in the World War (abbreviated as 32D Div. in WW on the following roster).  I compared the 2,744 names on that list to several other references while I transcribed them in order to have as much information about these men as possible.
I have identified eight Soldiers who are listed more than once on that roster: Charles A. (B.) Bebout (Brebout), Graves Johnson (Johnson Graves), George L. Kelean (Kelian, Kolean), Henry W. Murry (Murray), George Nelson, Earl M. Remley (Romely), Raymond Steves (Steeves), and James G. Strachan (Stracham, Stratham).
Some of the other key references are the American Battle Monuments Commission website (abbreviated “ABMC” on the following roster); Wisconsin’s Gold Star List (abbreviated WGSL on the following roster); and several unit histories.  This process has allowed me to discover and add 386 additional names to this list.  I have also been able to fill in some of the blanks, correct some typographical errors, as well as include additional information about these brave men.
It is quite likely that there are still names missing from this roster.  This roster will be updated periodically, as new information is discovered, and as time permits.
 

Surnames A through Be

Surnames Bf through Bz

Surnames C

Surnames D through Er

Surnames Es through Gr

Surnames Gs through H

Surnames I through Kn

Surnames Ko through L

Surnames Ma through Mo

Surnames Mp through Pe

Surnames Pf through Ro

Surnames Rp through Sm

 

Surnames Sn through T

Surnames U through Z

 

 

 

These six men, below, used to be listed on the 32D Division’s Roll of Honor, but were removed when I learned that they actually survived the war.

 

Bjordahl (Bjordal), John Helmer

Pvt.

born 25 Aug. '95; son of Jens N. and Karen Olava 'Oliva' Bjordal, mother NoK, Hendrum, MN (hometown); entered service 26 May '18 at Camp Lewis, WA; also trained at Camp Kearney, CA; overseas 9 Aug. '18; assigned to Co. G, 128TH Inf.; severely WIA ca. 6 Oct. '18; listed as "MIA, Previously Reported Wounded Severely in Action" on 28 Jan. '19 casualty report; listed as KIA 6 Oct. '18 in 32D Div. in WW, but survived the war; discharged 24 Sep. '19; married Lillian Grace Martindale at Norman Co., MN on 9 Jun. '23, father of Dale A. and John A.; resided at Hibbing, MN at '30 and '40 census; passed away 29 Jun. '70 at Hibbing, MN

Clinefelter, Robert Owen

Pfc.

born 10 Nov. '95 at Branch Co, MI; son of Alfred M. and Addie C. Clinefelter, mother NoK, 111 Elm St., Coldwater, MI (hometown); served with Co. A, 126TH Inf.; WIA and POW 1 (4) Aug. '18; earned Purple Heart; listed as KIA 4 Aug. '18; family received card from him dated 29 Aug. '18 stating he had been WIA and captured by Germans; brother Clyde C. served in same unit and was KIA right next to him a few seconds before Robert was WIA; survived the war; married, father of 2; died 23 Sep. '56 in Omaha, NE; listed on Roll of Honor in 32D Div. in WW

Dearmond (DeArmond), Thomas

Pvt.

born 30 Jun. '91 at MO; resided at 1509 Grand St., Kansas City, MO; entered service 24 Jun. '18 at Kansas City; SN 3265456; assigned to Co. C, 154TH Inf. to 15 Sep. '18; transferred to Co. C, 128TH Inf.; slightly WIA; overseas 6 Aug. '18 to 14 Feb. '19; honorably discharged on demobilization; interred at Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, MO; passed away 9 Nov. '30 at Jackson Co., MO; interred at Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, MO; listed on Roll of Honor in 32D Div. in WW, but survived the war

Forshee, Henry Earl 'Hank'

Pvt.

born 25 Nov. '88 at Chautauqua C., KS; son of John Picton and Eleanor Jane 'Eliza' (Harkness) Forshee, R. F. D. No. 1, Hayward (Haywood), OK (hometown); survived Tuscania, assigned to Camp Travis Det. No. 2, Overseas Casuals at that time; assigned to Co. G, 125TH Inf. in France; listed as MIA on 24 Sep. '18 casualty list; listed as WIA, previously reported MIA, on 30 Nov. '18 casualty list; listed as WIA on Okla. Roll of Honor in The Independent (Cashion, OK), 12 Dec. '18; listed as KIA 21 Aug. '18 in 32D Div. in WW, but evidently survived the war; married Pearl May Myers, father of Hazel P.; passed away Feb. '72 at Midwest City, OK; interred at Hayward Cemetery, Hayward, OK

Harder, Paul Lucian (Lucien)

Cpl.

born 30 Sep. '99 at Fort Atkinson, WI; son of Guido and Caroline (Eckhart) Harder, father NoK, 104 Robert(s) St., Fort Atkinson, WI (hometown); served with Co. B, 127TH Inf.; WIA 1 Aug. '18; earned Purple Heart; reported KIA or DW in some official news releases; subsequent release listed him "Wounded Severely in Action, Previously Reported Killed in Action"; survived the war and returned home to Fort Atkinson, WI; alive and well at least until 1925 when WGSL was published; married Vesta Burnice Puerner 2 Feb. '20, father of 1, William A.; moved to Jamestown, NY where he lived for over 60 years; worked for Henderson-Lincoln Funeral Home in Jamestown; passed away 8 Apr. '91 at Buffalo, NY; interred at Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, NY; listed on Roll of Honor in 32D Div. in WW

Osthaus, Robert Axford

2d Lt.

born 20 Sep. '93 at Scranton, PA (hometown); son of Herman and Alice Elizabeth (Cummins) Osthaus, mother NoK, 330 Wheeler Ave., Scranton, PA; father, who preceded him in death, served with Penn. NG and attained rank of Col.; graduated Scranton Central H. S. in '11; attended Lafayette College; attended Yale U. '12-'13; enlisted in Co. D, 13TH Penn. Inf., Penn. NG, on 26 Sep. '16; brother Bayard served in same unit; served during Mexican Border Crisis; 1st Sgt. of the unit when it reorganized to Co. D, 109TH Inf., 28TH Div.; commissioned 2d Lt. 1 Oct. '18; assigned to Co. E, 126TH Inf. 7 Oct. '18; WIA on 9 Oct. '18 near Romagne; reported DW (KIA) 15 Oct. '18; listed as KIA on 27 Dec. '18 casualty report; listed as "wounded severely, previously reported KIA" on 26 Jan. '19 casualty report; listed on Roll of Honor in 32D Div. in WW, but survived the war; separated 28 Jul. '19; married Dorothy A. Bliss 24 Jun. '25; worked for Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. at Scranton, PA; resided at 1337 (1537) Monroe Ave., Scranton, PA; inaugural member and treasurer of Scranton Lions Club when it held its 1st meeting 10 Apr. '23; passed away ca. 13 Mar. '33 (date of funeral); interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore, PA

 

 

Statistics

Bear in mind that these statistics are not complete, these numbers only reflect what I have identified so far. For example, I am certain that many more of the casualties were members of the National Guard, but the numbers below are only those I have been able to confirm, so far.

Home State

 

Foreign Nativity

 

Cause of Death

 

Alabama

10

 

Belgium

4

 

KIA

2074

 

Alaska Territory

1

 

Bohemia

1

 

MIA

104

 

Arizona

7

 

Canada

8

 

DW

594

 

Arkansas

57

 

Cyprus

1

 

ACC

42

 

California

78

 

Denmark

1

 

DD

280

 

Colorado

7

 

England

6

 

DR

3

 

Connecticut

16

 

Finland

3

 

suicide

6

 

Delaware

0

 

France

2

 

unknown

14

 

Florida

1

 

Greece

2

 

 

 

 

Georgia

10

 

Ireland

4

 

 

 

 

Idaho

23

 

Italy

24

 

Unit

 

Illinois

108

 

Montenegro

1

 

32D Div., HQ

6

 

Indiana

34

 

Netherlands

3

 

63D Inf. Bde., HQ

0

 

Iowa

33

 

Norway

6

 

125TH Inf.

623

 

Kansas

16

 

Poland/Russian Poland

9

 

126TH Inf.

538

 

Kentucky

93

 

Russia

18

 

120TH MG Bn.

51

 

Louisiana

19

 

Scotland

2

 

64TH Inf. Bde., HQ

1

 

Maine

5

 

Sweden

6

 

127TH Inf.

724

 

Maryland

17

 

Switzerland

2

 

128TH Inf.

728

 

Massachusetts

27

 

Wales

1

 

121ST MG Bn.

61

 

Michigan

711

 

 

 

 

57TH FA Bde., HQ

0

 

Minnesota

73

 

 

 

 

119TH FA

42

 

Mississippi

17

 

 

120TH FA

55

 

Missouri

48

 

National Guard

 

121ST FA

36

 

Montana

69

 

WNG

549

 

107TH Trench Mort. Btry.

6

 

Nebraska

55

 

Mich. NG

246

 

119TH MG Bn.

15

 

Nevada

2

 

Other NG

47

 

107TH Engr. Regt.

17

 

New Hampshire

5

 

 

 

 

107TH Fld. Sig. Bn.

21

 

New Jersey

7

 

 

107TH HQ Tr. & MPs

11

 

New Mexico

6

 

Military Cemetery

 

107TH MP

0

 

New York

73

 

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery

69

 

107TH Ammo. Tr.

20

 

North Carolina

8

 

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

630

 

107TH Sup. Tr.

22

 

North Dakota

27

 

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

442

 

107TH Engr. Tr.

1

 

Ohio

133

 

St. Mihiel American Cemetery

23

 

107TH San. Tr.

19

 

Oklahoma

11

 

Suresnes American Cemetery

26

 

107TH Mob. Ord. Rep. Shop

1

 

Oregon

34

 

Brookwood American Cemetery

2

 

147TH FA

27

 

Pennsylvania

68

 

Flanders Field American Cemetery

0

 

322D FA

25

 

Rhode Island

5

 

Somme American Cemetery

0

 

323D FA

3

 

South Carolina

1

 

Arlington National Cemetery

104

 

324TH FA

5

 

South Dakota

36

 

 

 

 

308TH Trench Mort. Btry.

17

 

Tennessee

48

 

 

 

 

103D Engr.

2

 

Texas

27

 

 

 

 

110TH Inf.

2

 

Utah

13

 

 

 

 

122D FA

1

 

Vermont

5

 

 

 

 

149TH MG

1

 

Virginia

52

 

 

 

 

168TH Inf.

2

 

Washington

43

 

 

 

 

1ST Ammo. Tr.

1

 

Washington, D.C.

5

 

 

 

 

237TH FA

1

 

West Virginia

47

 

 

 

 

1ST Wis. Inf.

1

 

Wisconsin

865

 

 

 

 

2D Wis. Inf.

3

 

Wyoming

2

 

 

 

 

30TH Inf.

1

 

Unknown

44

 

 

 

 

314TH Inf.

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

361ST Inf.

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

362D Inf.

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D Wis. Inf.

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53D Pioneer Inf.

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56TH Coast Arty.

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58TH Inf.

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

59TH  Inf.

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5TH FA

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6TH Inf.

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76TH FA

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography:

Gregory, John G.  Wisconsin’s Gold Star List.  Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1925.

Hanton, Carl, Captain.  The 32nd Division in the World War.  Madison, WI: Wisconsin War History Commission, 1920.

Landrum, Charles H.  Michigan in the World War: Military and Naval Honors of Michigan Men and Women.  Michigan Historical Commission, n. d.

 

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