From the Gold Star Book the writer has selected the following material which he hopes will be of honor to the relatives of the boys whose lives were lost on the field of battle that the world might be made safe for democracy:
(Used by permission of Indiana Historical Bureau.)

ALVIN FETZER BYRUM. Private, was a son of Sampson Byrum and Carrie Byrum: born January 2, 1895, Marengo. Indiana. Hotel clerk. He entered service at Chickasha, Oklahoma. Went overseas and was killed in action October 24, 1918, in Argonne Forest, near Bantheville, France. Place of burial is unknown.

LEVI CARBERRY, private son of James M. and Mary E. Carberry, was born November 2, 1889, in Boone township. He was a farmer. He enlisted in Troop D, First Cavalry, Indiana National Guards Company M, 152nd Infantry, August 27, 1917, at New Albany, Indiana. Sailed for France June 12, 1918. He was assigned to Company B, Eighth Machine Gun Battalion. He was killed in action October 16, 1918, near Meuse-Argonne offensive. He was buried in the Argonne American cemetery, Romange Grave 5, second 102, plot 1.

CLARENCE CRABTREE, son of Lovell B. and Anna Crabtree, was born June 3, 1896, at Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a rancher. He enlisted in the regular army February, 1916, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He served on the Mexican border. Later he was transferred to Fort .Jay, N. Y. Sent overseas September 1, 1917, where he was assigned to Company M, Sixteenth Infantry, First Division. He died of wounds July 14, 1918, which were received in action near Cantigny. He was buried in the American cemetery, Chateau rou-Indre, France. After his death he was awarded the Croix de Guerre with palms.

ARTHUR STEWART DAVIS, priyate, was a son of Lyman and Honore Davis . Born November 2, 1891, at Leavenworth. Was a button cutter. Entered service June 14, 1918, at English. Trained at Indianapolis and Camp Sheridan, Alabama. Assigned to Company D, Ninth Motor Supply Train. Died of pneumonia at Akron, Ohio. He was buried at Leavenworth, Indiana. The American Legion Post at Leavenworth was named in his honor. He is survived by a widow, Lelia Davis, and three children.

CLEO WALTER DUKES, private, was a son of John and Emma Dukes. He was born January 18, 1895, near Milltown. He entered the service June 18, 1918, at English, Indiana. He was assigned to Company A 334th Infantry, Eighty-fourth Division. Later was sent to Camp Mills, New Jersey, from which he embarked August 30, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, at Evacuation Hospital No. 9 of Vaubecourt. Buried near Vaubecourt, France.

EDWARD ARTHUR EASTER, private, was the son of Philip and Laura Easter. He was born near Newton Stewart, February 8, 1893. He entered service July, 1918, at English, Indiana. Sent to Camp Taylor, Kentucky, and assigned to the Fiftieth Company, Thirteenth Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Later he was transferred to the Medical Department Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, Camp Taylor, Kentucky. Buried at Newton Stewart, Orange County, Indiana.

ELMER LESTER GOLDMAN, private, was the son of David and Minerva Goldman. He was born October 3, 1894, near West Fork, Indiana. He enlisted at English September 19, 1917, and was sent to Camp Taylor where he was assigned to Company I, 119th Infantry, Thirtieth Division. He was sent overseas May 12, 1918. He took part in the battle of Kennuel Hill. Killed in action September 29, 1918. He was buried in Old Hickory cemetery, France.

ANDREW JACKSON GOODMAN was the son of Andrew J. Goodman and Lucy Goodman. He was born June 18, 1888, in English. By vocation he was meat cutter. Enlisted in the United States Army about l915 at Louisville, Ky. Served on the Mexican border. Went overseas June, l917. Assigned to Company A, Sixteenth Infantry, First Division. Wounded July 19, 1918, at Soissons. Returned to the United States in February, l919. Died at New Albany August 4, 1919. Buried at English. He was survivd by Mrs. Melissa Walker Goodman. He committed suicide in a hotel in New Albany.

ALPHONSO LINCOLN HALL, private, son of Lincoln and Etta Hall, was born May 1, 1889, near Temple. He entered service September 3, 1918, at English. Sent to Camp Grant, Illinois. Assigned to Company D, Fifth Limited Service Regiment. Died of pneumonia September 28, 1918, at Camp Grant and was buried at Temple.

ORVILLE HARPER, private, son of John M. and Sarah Harper, was born October 21, 1891, near Marengo. He entered service June 17, 1918, at Tacoma, Wash. Trained at Camp Lewis, Washington. Assigned to Company A, 357th Infantry, Nineteenth Division. Sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, about September 1, 1918. He was killed in action October 21, 1918, while his company was going in on the Meuse-Argonne front. Buried in Argonne American cemetery, Romange Meuse.

WILL HUBBARD, son of John and Rozella Hubbard, was born March 3, near English. A bookkeeper. Enlisted in the United States Navy as second class yeoman, Louisville, Kentucky, May, 1917. Transferred to Lexington, Kentucky, May, 1917. Transferrrd to Newport, Rhode Island. Later sent to Philadelphia for Y. M C. A. work. Sent to London in November, 1917. Served as bookkeeper for Admiral Sims. Died of pneumonia on October 22, 1918, in London. Buried with honors at English.

CHARLES RALPH JONES, son of Evan and Annie Jones, was born November 10, 1802, at Temple, Indiana. He entered the service September 20, 1917, at English. Sent to Camp Taylor, transferred to Camp Sevier, South Carolina. Assigned to Company F, 120th Infantry, Thirtieth Division, embarked May 17, 1918. Died of pneumonia November 4, 1918, at Payton, England. Buried in National Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana.

LUTHER LANE, seaman, second class, son of Barve11a and Nancy Lane, born January 20, 1808, at Eckerty, Indiana. Enlisted in the United States Navy July 12, 1918, at English. Sent to Great Lakes Training Station, Chicago, Illinois. Assigned to Company E. Transferred to Puget Sound, Washington, at which place he died of pneumonia October 2, 1918. Buried in the Eastridge cemetery, Crawford County.

ISAAC WILSON LAWRENCE, priyate, son of Pave and Rosa Lawrence, was born April 11, 1892, near Eckerty, Indiana. Entered service March 16, 1918, at English. Trained at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Assigned to Medical Department, 166th Infantry, Forty-third Rainbow Division, went overseas in April, 1918. Wounded at Bois Echdon, near Samppes, in Champagne-Marne sector, July 15, 1918. Died while being moved to the hospital. Buried at Bussyle Chateaa, France, Grave No. 2.

ELMER NOLAN LEVEL, son of Charles and Marr Level, was born August 11, 1896, near English. Entered service September 5, 1918, at Eldora, Iowa, where he was working. He trained at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Assigned to the Forty-third Company EIeventh Battalion, 163rd Department Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 15, 1918, at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Buried at Mount Sterling cemetery.

WILLIAM KIPER MELTON, private, was the son of John and Mary Melton. Born February 5, 1889, at Wickliffe. He entered service September 20, 1917, at English. Ind. He received his training at Camp Taylor. Sent to Camp Sevier, South Carolina. Assigned to Company G 335th Infantry, Company K. Later sent to 335th Infantry, Company L, 119th Infantry, Thirtieth Division. Sent overseas in May, 1918. Caught in barrage while on duty and was killed instantly, August 2, 1918. Buried at Four Elms, near Paperinghe, Belgium.

ROBERT SILAS MONK, navy, son of Thomas and Ida Monk, was born August 10, 1890, near Marengo, Ind. High school student. Enlisted in United States Navy in May, 1906. . Assigned to Medical Department on hospital ship. Relief. Was with the United States fleet in the world cruise in 1908. Served on the Columbia when acting as convoy for the transports. Died August 10, 1918, at Chelsea, Massachusetts. Buried at Chelsea, Massachusetts. Survived by widow, Marie Ferguson Monk, who served with her husband in the navy as yeomanette.

ROY LEE HANOVER, son of James and Cresa Hanover, was born December 30, 1892. He enlisted in Company A, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Company A, 132nd Infantry) July 17, 1917. Sent to Jeffersonville, Indiana. Sailed for France July 7, 1918. Killed in action July 29, 1918, at Chauteau Thierry, France. Place of burial unknown.

Thomas Lewis Morgan, sergeant, son of Hiram and Margaret Morgan, was born October 19, 1900, near Taswell. He enlisted in the regular army, May 7, 1917, at Louisville. Moved to Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and then to Camp Syracuse, New York. Sailed for Europe October 18, 1917. Assigned to Company H, Sixteenth Infantry, First Division. Killed in action November 7, 1918. Buried in the American Cemetary No. 1203, Lelanne Sedan, Ardennes, France. Cited for gallantry in action.

ALLEX GORDOX MYERS, son of Doctor Joseph and Annie Myers, was born in Alton, Indiana, December 1, 1895. School teacher. Entered United States service by volunteering April 19, 1917, at Indianapolis. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Later he was sent to EI Paso, Texas, and assigned to Company A, Sixteenth Infantry, First Division. Sailed for Europe June 14, 1917. Killed in action July 2l, 1918, in Aisne-Marne offensive. Buried at Plaisy, Aisne, France. Cited for gallantry in action and meritorious conduct. Later the body was brought home and buried at Alton May, 1921.

CHARLES PITTMAN, priyate, son of George and Alice Pittman, was born November 17, 1892 at Marengo, Indiana. He was a steel worker. Entered service June 24, 1918, at English, Indiana. Sent to Camp Taylor. Assigned to Fifty-fifth Company, Fourteenth Battalion, 150th Depot Brigade. Later he was sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. There he was assigned to Company B, Twenty-second Engineers' Corps. Sent overseas September 13, 1917. He was drowned while bathing in the Meuse River March 27, 1918. Burial Grave 191, Cemetery 614. Survived by his widow, Erele Brumfield Pittman.

JAMES WILLIAM POLEN, son of James and Jane Polen, was born October 6, 1887. Entered service May 6, 1918, at English. Sent to Camp Taylor and Fort Benjamin Harrison. There he was assigned to the Thirty-fourth Engineers' Headquarters. Sent overseas August 16, 1912. Returned to United States January 20, 1919. Discharged March 18, 1919. Died June 12, 1920, of tuberculosis and buried at Bethany Union, Indiana.

LEROY RANDALL, son of Charles and Sarah E. Randall, was born April 15, 1890, near Marengo. Entered service September 19, 1917, at English. Sent to Camp Taylor. Went over seas in May, 1918, and was killed in action October 10, 1918, on Ypres front. Buried in the American cemetery, Bony-Aisne, France.

ALONZO JOSEPH SMITH, son of Stevens and Linda Smith, was born October 4, 1890, at DePauw, Indiana. Moved to Crawford County in 1908. Entered the service in 1917 at Louisville. Later he was discharged and re-enlisted July 28, 1917, and was sent to the Marine Corps. He went overseas with the first contingent of the marines. Was wounded four times. Sent back to the United States as an inyalid. Died of pneumonia February 7, l92O, at Camp Meade shipyards, Pennsylvania. He was burief at Milltown.

CARL SMITH, son of John and Belle Smith. was born at Leavenworth March 25, 1893. Entered the United States service at Louisyille July 28, 1917. Trained at Fort Thomas. Kentucky, Camp Holt, Pennsylvania, and Camp Green, North Carolina. Sent overseas May :20, 19IB. . Assigned to Company G. Sixty-ninth Indiana Infantry, Fourth Diyision. Died of wounds on November 11, 1918, which he had received at Mense Argonne offensive. He was buried at Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France.

CLARENCE ALVE STROUD, son of William and Mary Stroud, was born March 13, 1894, near Temple. He entered the service September 19, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor and later to Camp Pike, Arkansas. He went overseas in 1918. was assigned to Company L, Fifty-eighth Infantry, Fourth Division. Was killed in action on November 11, 1918. Place of burial is unknown. He is survived by a widow.

LLOYD THOMPSON, son of John and Eliza Thompson, was born June 12, 1901, in Washburn, Woodford County, Illinois. He moved to Crawford County in 1902. He was trained at the Great Lakes Naval Station. Promoted to second class seaman after one month's service. Died of pneumonia October 5, 1918. He was buried at Marengo.

ARTHUR ROSCOE WEATHERS, son of Alonzo and Rebecca Weathers, was born October 20, 1892, near Marengo, Crawford County. A steeple painter. Entered service June 24, 1918, at English. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Assigned to Company E, 334th Infantry, Eighty-fourth Division. Sent overseas August, 1918. Transferred to Sixteenth Infantry, First Division. Served in Meuse Argonne offensive. Died of pneumonia October 21, 1918. Buried at Brozeaux Meuse, France.

The boys who gave their lives for democracy were buried overseas, but later several were brought home.

The body of Louis Haycock, who was ki11ed in action September 26, 1918, while fighting in a hand-to-hand bayonet charge at Forges, in the Verdun sector, was returned to English. The funeral was held at Mount Sterling church under the auspices of the Red Men Lodge of Marengo, Leonard Cummins officiating.


Among the names written on Indiana University's Honor Roll in the World War and presented to the University on a bronze tablet with impressive ceremony was the name of Allen Gordon Myers of Alton. He was killed July 21, 1918, near Berzy-lesee, France. He volunteered for service.

The September copy of the Crawford County Democrat for 1921 contains this account: World war Hero Who made Supreme Sacrifice Laid to Rest at Milltown. The body of Norman G. Stonecipher, who was killed in action fighting for his country in France, arrived in Milltown Saturday evening and was interred in the Milltown cemetery Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. J. Oster, pastor of the church, in charge. The obituary read: Norman G. Stonecipher was born April 17, 1894, and was killed in battle of the Argonne Forest October 11, 1918, age 24 years, 5 months and 24 days. He was drafted October 20, 1917. He fought in the battles of Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel and Argonne Forest in which he was killed. The military funeral was under the auspices of the American Legion of Corydon.

While these are the ones whose lives were lost, yet one can not say how much others suffered, many of whom had their health ruined by exposure.

Herschel Rainforth of Fredonia was captured by the Germans and held a prisoner for a long time. While a captive he was fed on a thin soup made out of cabbage leaves.

Willoughby Wiser of Tower was reported missing. Later he was reported wounded. After about two years he was sent back to the United States.

Henry Knight of Miffiin was wounded. Later he had an operation performed which left him partially disabled for life.

Besides these many more have suffered in the trenche's and on the high seas.

History of Crawford County Indiana
by Hazen Hayes Pleasant, A. M.
Wm. Mitchell Printing Co., Greenfield, IN 1926
The County in Later Years

Deb Murray