WORLD WAR I
CASUALTIES OF AMERICAN ARMY OVERSEAS
REPORTED ON DEC 29, 1918
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KILLED IN ACTION ================ PRIVATE Edward F. Ellis, East St. Louis, Ill. DIED OF WOUNDS ============== PRIVATE Harry L. Swagger, Flanagan, Ill. DIED OF DISEASE =============== PRIVATE Milo V. Atan, Pava, Ill. WOUNDED SEVERELY ================ PRIVATES William Seibert, Danville, Ill. Charles E. Bauer, Watseka, Ill. Carl Frederick Bechtel, Eureka, Ill. Perry Chammes, Odell, Ill. Charles C. Giffhorn, Tremont, Ill. MISSING IN ACTION ================= PRIVATES Clark N. Maxey, Sandoval, Ill. Byron James Todd, Hinckley, Ill. Lucius S. Weeden, Sycamore, Ill. Emil Wenger, Stockton, Ill. Leroy H. Wheeler, Deerfield, Ill. Robert Williams, La Salle, Ill. REVISED LIST RETURNED TO DUTY - PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING ============================================== PRIVATES Morris Meiselman, 918 West Twelfth street, Chicago. Walter M. Sims, Thompsonville, Ill. John Stankiewicz, 857 May street, Chicago. Paul S. Turnquist, 1260 Bryn Mawr avenue, Chicago. Archie A. Yarde, Tampico, Ill. ERRONEOUSLY REPORTED MISSING ============================ LIEUTENANT Courtland W. Knight, Pasadena, Cal. WOUNDED - DEGREE UNDETERMINED - PREV. REPORTED KILLED ===================================================== BAND LEADER Henry Hinrichsen, 3251 Evergreen avenue, Chicago. WOUNDED SEVERELY -- PREV. REPORTED DIED OF DISEASE ================================================== LIEUTENANT Buck J. Wynne, Wills Point, Tex. --------------- CHICAGOANS IN THE LISTS DIED OF WOUNDS ============== PRIVATES Kracmer, Frank, 2853 W. 21st st. Schlott, Aloysius A., 1918 N. Robey st. Swanson, Edward A., 2428 N. Hamlin av. WOUNDED SEVERELY ================ PRIVATES Gellette, Gust J., 1737 W. 14th pl. Macke, Charles J., 559 Barber st. WOUNDED, DEGREE UNDETERMINED ============================ PRIVATE Holub, Johan, 1804 S. Ashland av. WOUNDED SLIGHTLY ================ LIEUTENANT Anderson Harry C., 3828 N. Oakley av. SERGEANT O'Shea, William P., 316 S. Lincoln st. CORPORAL Krulewisk, Samuel G., 5250 S. Michigun av. McKeen, John L., 923 N. Central av. Swinbourn, Leo C., 1731 Kedzie av. Dee, Michael G., 6130 Monroe st. Hartnett, Maurice J., 3721 Parnell av. Duffy, Owen P., 1311 S. Ashland av. Sampson, Charles St. John, 5618 S. Hermitage av. Damler, Edwin William, 1415 School st. Hoem, Ole B., 520 Hickory st., Waukegan. Loving, Hilding W., 8042 Burnham av. Matysik, John A., 2037 Thomas st. Ward, Thomas W., 501 W. 28th pl. PRIVATES Lavery, Dan P., 2744 W. Harrison st. Pinto, Sam, 1252 S. Racine av. Rock, Frank J., 1623 W. 38th st. Swanson, Frank R., 7720 Dobson av. Cook, John, 3132 Forest av. Hudson, George, 901 Cypress st. MISSING IN ACTION ================= PRIVATES Powers, Anscairus, Lake Forest. Wilson, Emil M., 4033 N. Richmond st. Kobus, Joseph B., 2313 S. Whipple st. --------------- KILLED IN ACTION -- PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING =============================================== LIEUTENANT Hugh Broomfield, Gladstone, Ore. PRIVATE John Samoska, Washington Park, Ill. ===============================================CAPT. W. I. EMERSON CITED FOR BRAVERY
New Yorker Wins Honors for Leading Men of the 311th Infantry on Bombing Patrols.
NEW JERSEY MEN IN LIST
Privates of Medical Detachments Mentioned for Aiding the Wounded at Chevieres
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.- The Commander in Chief, in the name of the President, has awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to the following officers and soldiers for the acts of extraordinary heroism described after their names:
Captain Willard I. Emerson, 311th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre on Nov. J. Captain (then Lieutenant) Emerson displayed remarkable gallantry and leadership during the fighting north of Grand Pre, when the line of his regiment was the pivot for the advance of the army. He personally led his company around machine-gun nests, frequently going out with selected patrols for the purpose of bombing out enemy machine gunners. When the commanding officer of the company on his left was incapacitated Captain Emerson at once took command of the company, and manoeuvred it with his own. By this example in undergoing hardships during the advance he sustained the morale of his men, and inspired them to valiantly combat. Home address, Dr. Alfred Emerson, father, 93 Madison Avenue, New York City.
Francis A. Duffy, Medical Detachment, 310th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt and Grand Pre' on Sept. 21 and Oct. 16. On Sept. 21, at Thiaucourt, he remained in the front-line trenches under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, caring for the wounded and displaying utter disregard for personal danger while administering first-aid treatment to forty men. During the advance of his company from Statuvin to Grand Pre' he followed immediately behind the first wave under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, caring for the wounded as they fell. Home address, James N. Duffy, father, Front Street, Florence, N. J.
John H. Langley, Medical Detachment. For extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, Oct. 21. He remained on duty continuously for four hours, administering aid to wounded men under heavy shellfire. Finding that he could not properly work while wearing his gas mask, he removed it, though many gas shells were bursting in his vicinity. After being gassed he continued to work for an hour, until all the wounded were attended. Home address, Mrs. Anna Langley, mother, Newfield, N. J.
Edwin A. Falkinberg, Medical Detachment, 311th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres. Oct. 21. He remained on duty continuously for four hours, administered aid to wounded men under heavy shellfire. Finding that he could not properly work while wearing his gas mask, he removed it, although many gas shells were bursting in his vicinity. After being gassed he continued to work for an hour until all the wounded were attended. Home address, Mrs. Elizabeth Van Meter, sister, 411 Friends Avenue, Camden, N. J.
First Lieut. James A. McDevitt, Air Service. For repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Rulsy on Sept. 15 and Oct. 5 and 6. On Sept. 15 while performing an important mission his balloon was attacked and riddled by an enemy plane firing incendiary bullets. He stuck to his post and gathered valuable information. On Oct. 5 he was again attacked by several planes and the basket was set afire by incendiary bullets. While descending, he was fired upon and his parachute was hit many times ; he, nevertheless, insisted upon returning to the air. On Oct. 6 he was attacked and his balloon was riddled with bullets. Again, on the same day, he was attacked by several enemy planes; he remained with his balloon until it came down in flames; he then resumed his post in a new balloon. Home address, Mrs. James McDevitt, mother, 1,114 Yale Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.
First Lieut. Lloyd O. Bowers, Air Service. For repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Gironville and Chatelchesery Aug. 14 and 29 and Oct. 27. On Aug. 14 this officer's balloon was attacked by four enemy chase machines and, though urged to jump, he remained at his post and secured Information of great value. On Aug. 29 he was attacked by enemy planes using incendiary bullets. but would not leave his post before his balloon caught fire; he insisted at once upon reascending, although he knew that the enemy was constantly patrolling the air. On Oct. 27. near Chetelchesery, while regulating artillery fire, he was attacked by several enemy planes and his balloon was perforated by incendiary bullets. He remained in the air and carried out his observation. His extreme courage and devotion to duty furnished a splendid example to the officers and men of his command. Home address, G. M. Bowers. father, 1,140 South Thirteenth Street. Birmingham. Ala.
First Lieut. W. J. R. Taylor, Air Service -- For repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Malancourt and Montfaucon on Sept. 26 and on Oct. 10. On Sept. 26, while conducting an important observation, he was twice attacked by enemy planes. He would not jump from his balloon because of the valuable work he was doing for the Infantry, although he was at all times in danger of losing his life from incendiary bullets. On Oct. 3, near Muntfaucon, he was attacked, but refused to leave until his balloon caught fire. Again, on Oct. ii, he was attacked and forced down in his parachute. On Oct. 10, while he was conducting an important observation, an enemy patrol hovered over his balloon; he refused to jump until attacked at close quarters. Ills heroic devotion to duty was an inspiration to the officers and men of his company. Home address, W. H. Taylor, father, 13 Prince Street, Rochester, N. Y.
First Lieut. Paul N. A. Rooney, Air Service. For repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Anstauvilles and Germonville, France, on July 22 and Sept. 26. On July 2, near Anstauville, at an altitude of 800 meters, he was several times attacked by enemy planes, but refused to leave his post until his balloon was set afire, and only then after he had seen that his companion had safely jumped. While descending his parachute was almost hit by the falling balloon. He insisted upon returning to his post, and was in the air again as soon as another balloon could be inflated. On Sept. 26, while adjusting artillery fire, his balloon was attacked by three enemy planes, (Fokker type.) At imminent peril to his life he stuck to his post until one plane dived directly at him. He would not leave the basket until his companion, Lieutenant Montgomery, had jumped to safety. Home address, Mrs. W. J. Rooney, mother, 14 Paris Street, Boston, Mass.
Major Sereno E. Brett, Tank Corps.-- For extraordinary heroism in action near Richecourt, on Sept. 12. On the opening day of the St. Mihiel offensive he led his battalion on foot from Richecourt to the Bois Quart De Reserve in the face of heavy machine gun and artillery fire, and by his coolness and courage setting an example to the entire battalion. Home address, James Brett, 575 East Stark Street, Portland, Ore.
First Lieut. Herbert W. Hall, 44th Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps. -- For extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, on Sept. 27. He was in charge of a trainload of ammunition being sent to two 8-inch howitzer batteries in active operation against the enemy. Finding that part of the light railway track had been destroyed by enemy shell fire. he secured a detail of men under an Engineer officer and worked with them to repair the track. When the Engineer officer was killed by an exploding shell he assumed full charge and continued the work under heavy shell fire, showing utter disregard for personal danger and inspiring confidence in men by his calmness, decision, and courage. Home address, Mrs. H. P. Hall, Winsted, Conn.
Pvt. First Class Joseph J. Cassidy, deceased, Conn. C, 111th Machine Gun Battalion, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois D'Etrayes, near Verdun, on Oct. 23. In spite of being very ill and near exhaustion, he was with his gun crew, under almost continuous shell fire for more than twenty-four hours, and remained directing and encouraging the men of his depleted squad, he was killed by shell fire while he was faithfully engaged in keeping his machine gun in action. Next of kin, Joseph J. Cassidy, father, Princeton, N. J.
Donald Miner, Medical Corps, 113th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action at Ormont Farm, on Oct. 10, he voluntarily proceeded under heavy shell fire to an advanced aid station. For four hours he worked unceasingly aiding the wounded and evacuating them. Finding that he could work more effectively without his gas mask, he discarded it, so that it would not hinder him in attending wounded men. Home address, Mrs. Donald Miner, wife, 4 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, N.J. - New York Times
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