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Extracted and Compiled by John Knarr, Nov. 11, 2009

ANTHONY, FRANCIS RALPH. Private. Son of Samuel and Laura Bell Anthony; born Feb. 7, 1901, Noble Twp, Wabash County, IN. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 23, 1918, Woonsocket, S.D. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, MO; transferred to Ft. Constitution, NH; assigned to 10th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Later assigned to Battery B, 73rd Coast Artillery Corps. Sent to Camp Mills, NY, for embarkation, where he died of pneumonia Oct. 14, 1918. Buried in North Manchester, IN.

  BETTEN, JOHN. Private. Son of George and Anna Betten; born Oct. 20, 1893, Matamora, IL. Family moved to Wabash County, IN (date unknown). Farmer. Entered service June 24, 1918, Bloomington, IL. Sent to Camp Wheeler, GA; assigned to Company A, 123rd Infantry. Transferred to Camp Mills, NY. Embarked for overseas, but was found to be ill and returned to hospital at Hoboken, NJ, where he died of influenza Oct. 19, 1918. Buried in Laketon Cemetery, Wabash County, IN.

  CLARK, LAYMOND. Private. Son of Selbia and Grace A. Clark; born Nov. 22, 1893, near Ijamsville, Wabash County, IN. Railroad trackman. Entered service Sept. 22, 1917, Wabash, IN. Sent to Camp Taylor, KY. Transferred to Camp Shelby, MS; assigned to Company G, 151st Infantry, 38th Division. Embarked June 11, 1918; assigned to Company K, 162nd Infantry. Re-assigned to Company F, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 20, 1918, near Soissons. Body returned, and buried in Wabash, IN.

  FRANTZ, CARL. Private. Son of Benjamin Franklin and Aldora Frantz; born May 16, 1884, Servia, Wabash County, IN. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1918, Wabash, IN. Trained at Camp Taylor, KY, and Camp McClellan, AL. Assigned to Battery A, Field Artillery, 26th Division. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, at Camp McClellan. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, one mile north of Servia, Wabash County, IN.

GARBER, ERNEST EUGENE. Apprentice Seaman. Son of Allen and Clara Garber; born April 20, 1897, North Manchester, Wabash Co., IN. Educated in Manchester College. Teacher. Entered service July 26, 1918, Chicago, IL. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, IL; assigned to Company 450, Barracks 923. Transferred to Camp Dewey; then to Main Camp, Chicago, Signal School. Died of pneumonia Sept. 24, 1918, Great Lakes, IL. Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Long Beach, CA.

 IHOLTZ, JOHN RUSSELL. Private. Son of David and Lue Iholtz (McGath); born July 2, 1895, North Manchester, Wabash Co., IN. City fireman. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 17, 1917, Ft. Wayne, IN. Sent to Ft. Thomas, KY; assigned to Company A, 6th Engineers. Embarked for overseas Dec. 4, 1917. Gassed and sent to Hospital. Anxious to rejoin his Company he left the hospital too soon, and fell dead a few minutes after he reached the Marne Front July 22, 1918. Buried near where he fell.

KNAPP, LORIN AUSTIN. Private. Son of John and Marietta Knapp; born January 24, 1892, North Manchester, Wabash Co., IN. Farmer. Entered service June 24, 1918, Wabash IN. Trained at Camp Sherman, OH; assigned to Company L, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. Overseas Sept. 2, 1918. Died of pneumonia Oct. 29, 1918, Hospital No. 78, near St. Austere, France. Buried in American Cemetery at Perigueux, Department of Dordogne, but body was to have been returned.


Source: Indiana World War Records, GOLD STAR HONOR ROLL, 1914-1918 (Indiana Historical Commission, 1921).