World War Records: Gold Star Honor Roll, A Record of Indiana Men and
Women who died in the service of the United States and the Allied
Nations in the World War, 1914-1918
Miami CountyName: Thomas
(Names of parents unknown). Born July 1, 1892, Peru, Ind. Enlisted in
U.S. Regular Army September 26, 1914, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned
to Company H, 13th Infantry. Served two years in the Philippine
Islands. Returned to U.S. in 1917. Embarked for overseas June 4, 1918;
assigned to Headquarters Detachment, 89th Division. Died of pneumonia
March 4, 1919, Trier, Germany. Body returned to U.S. and buried in
Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Survived by widow, Goldie T. Agar,
Kansas City, Mo.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bagshaw; born August 3, 1887, Birmingham,
England. Came to U.S., and settled in Peru, Ind. in 1912. Served four
years in U.S. Navy; later joined Minnesota State Miitia. Enlisted with
the First Canadian Railroad Troops, December 25, 1917. Overseas in
January, 1918. In combat service for eight months. Died of pneumonia
February 3, 1919, in Borden Hospital, Wymouth, England. Survived by
widow, Mary A. Bagshaw, and one son, Harry Kendall, Jr.
Son of Joseph and Emma Crites (Speck); born March 29, 1890, Augusta,
Wis. Living in Peru, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army
December 13, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 30th
Engineers, 1st Gas Regiment. Embarked for overseas June 30, 1918;
participated in battles of St. Mihiel, and Meuse Argonne. Died of
pneumonia October 27, 1918. (Ernest Crites
is buried in Aisne-Marne American
Cemetery near Chateau Thierry France.).
Lawrence A. Easterday
Son of Bruff and Zwea Easterday; born June 13, 1886, Onward, Cass
County, Ind. Moved with his parents to Erie Township, Miami County, in
1898. Engineer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 4, 1917, Peru, Ind.
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 19th Field Artillery.
Embarked for overseas May 27, 1918. Died September 1918, from
accidental causes. (Place unknown).
Son of Frank and Catherine Edgerly; born September 18, 1890,
Logansport, Ind. Employe of Vandalia Railroad, Logansport, Ind. when he
enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, July 10, 1917, and was sent to Ft.
McPherson, Ga. Assigned to Medical Detachment. Contracted tuberculosis,
and died April 26, 1920, Oteen (?) General Hospital, N. C. Buried at
New Waverly, Cass County, Ind.
Son of Merritt and Sarah Flora; born September 23, 1893, Richland
Township, Miami County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 7, 1918,
Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Company C, 27th
Machine Gun Battalion. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, Camp
Sheridan, Ala. Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, Miami County, Ind.
Name: Edward Charles Gaffrey
Son of Julia Gaffrey (Trass); born February 25, 1896, Peru Ind. Employe
of Lake Erie and Western Railroad. Entered service March 29, 1918,
Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in April, 1918.
Transferred to Company B, 112th Infantry, 28th Division. Fought in the
Aisne-Marne Offensive. Killed in action near Epieds, Aisne, July 25,
1918. Buried, Commune of Verdelot, Seine-et-Marne. First soldier from
Miami County to fall on field of action.
Son of Michael and Anna R. Ginney; born July 7, 1895, Clay Township,
Miami County, Ind. Went to California early in 1917; employed on ranch
when he enlisted in Company M, 7th Infantry, California National Guard
(Company M, 160th Infantry). Sent to Camp Kearney, Cal. Overseas in
June, 1918; assigned to Company F, 58th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed
in action August 6, 1918, near Bazoches. Buried in Cemetery No. 784,
Grave No. 185, Fismes, Aisne, France. The American Legion Post, Bunker
Hill, Ind., named in his honor.
Note: Is actually buried at
Cemetery near Chateau Thierry. The
one listed above was a temporary
Page 444Name: Floyd
HarmanRank: Engineer, U.S.N.
Son of Jacob and Emma Harman; born December 10, 1891, near Gilead,
Miami County, Ind. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, February
15, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training
Station, Chicago, Ill. Transferred to Hampton Roads, Va.; assigned to
duty on the Kentucky. Transferred to the mine sweeper Richard Buckley.
Lost his life when vessel was sunk, July 12, 1919, Kirkwall, Scotland.Page 445Name: Harvey
Edgar HemplemanRank: Private
Harman is listed on the tablet of the Missing at the
Suresnes American cemetery in Paris.
Son of John W. and Effie M. Hempleman; born October 6, 1894, Washington
Township, Miami County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Signal Corps,
Peru, Ind., July 30, 1918. Sent to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Transferred to
Camp Cody, N. M.; assigned to 622nd Field Signal Battalion. Died of
influenza November 7, 1918, Camp Cody. Buried in Springdale Cemetery,
Miami County, Ind.Page 445Name: Leo
Phillip HollandRank: Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Holland; born September 22, 1898, Clarence,
Mo. Employe of Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, Peru, Ind. when he entered
service May 5, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison,
Ind.; assigned to 62nd Engineering Corps. Embarked for overseas July
14, 1918; assigned to 86th Company, Tank Corps. Killed accidentally
April 15, 1919, Riaucourt, Haute Marne. Body to be returned to U.S.,
and interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Washinton. D. C.Page 445Name: William
F. HollandRank: Private
Son of Dennis and Elizabeth O'Connor Holland; born July 5, 1887, Macon,
Mo. Living in Peru, Ind. when he entered service May 6, 1918, Ft.
Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 9th
Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp
Taylor, Ky. Buried in Peru, Ind.Page 445Name: Carl
Harvey HortonRank: Sergeant, U.S.M.C.
Son of Addison and Nancy Sharp Horton; born October 13, 1891, Van Wert,
Ohio. Moved to Miami County, Ind. in 1905. Athletic instructor.
Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps April 6, 1917, San Francisco, Cal. Sent
to Pensacola, Fla.; then to Quantico, Va. Overseas in June, 1917;
assigned to 6th Company, 15th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division. In
combat service during campaign of 1917-18. Died June 30, 1918, from
wounds received in action, Bordeaux, France. Body returned to U.S., and
buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Macy, Ind.Page 445Name: Glenn
Forest OwensRank: Private
Son of James M. and June E. Owens (deceased); born September 10, 1888,
Dekalb County, Ind. Moved to Miami County in 1906. Laborer. Entered
service March 29, 1918, Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned
to 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp
Gordon, Ga. Embarked for overseas June 14, 1918; assigned to Company K,
115th Infantry, 29th Division. Killed in action August 31, 1918, in
Argonne Drive. The American Legion Post, Peru, Ind. is named in his
honor.Page 446Name: Albert
Edward PlossRank: Private
Glenn Forest Owens is buried in the St Miheil American cemetery near Verdun, France
Son of Christopher and Elizabeth Ploss; born December 13, 1890, Peru,
Ind. Employe of Carbon Works, Peru. Entered service March 29, 1918,
Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.
Embarked for overseas July 15, 1918; assigned to Company B, 115th
Infantry, 29th Division. Killed in action October 24, 1918. Buried in
Meuse- Argonne-American Cemetery, north of Verdun, near Romagne, France; Grave No. 52, Sec. 64, Plot
1.Page 446Name: Alonzo
D. SarverRank: Bugler
Son of Amos C. and Sarah Werner Sarver; born January 15, 1896, Fulton
County, Ind. Moved to Miami County in 1902. Employe of oil company.
Enlisted in Indiana National Guard May 26, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to
Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company B, 139th Machine Gun Battalion.
Drowned May 22, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in I.O. O.F. Cemetery,
Rochester, Fulton County, Ind.Page 446Name: Raymond
J. WatersRank: Private
Son of James and Sabina Waters (deceased); born February 24, 1898,
Peru, Ind. Railroad employe. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 8, 1917,
Peru, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Troop C, 25th U.S.
Cavalry. Transferred to Ft. Russell, Wyo. Died July 21, 1917 of
septicemia. Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Peru, Ind.