Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

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Lincoln Township

Born August 13, 1899.  Enl. Dec. 16. 1918.  Fireman in Merchant Marine.  Trained: on the V. S. S. Meade at East Boston.  Died in hospital at Chelsea, Massachusetts, December 18, 1918.  Buried at Sioux Rapids, Iowa.



Washington Township

Born March 10, 1896.  Enl. July 24, 1918. Corp. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained:  Camp Gordon five weeks.  Sailed September 1, 1918.  Was in France only a short time before he was taken to a hospital and died Nov. 7, 1918.



Sioux Rapids

Born Oct. 3, 1892.  Enl. July 30. 1918. Pvt. Co. F, 212th Engrs.  Trained: Camp Forrest until August 20; at Camp Devens until September 29.  Died, September 28, 1918, at Camp Devens of Spanish influenza and pneumonia.  Buried in Lone Tree Cemetery near Sioux Rapids, Iowa.



Albert City

Born September 6, 1888.  Enl. September 10, 1916.  Pvt. Co. M, I. N. G., later made Co. M, 168th Inf. 42d Div.  Trained:  Served on Mexican border during winter 1916-17; entrained at Cherokee August 17, 1917, for State Fair Grounds; Sept. 10 to Camp Mills.  Embarked October 18 on U. S. S. President Grant; returned to port and sailed again November 14 on the Celtic; landed Liverpool Nov. 25.  To Le Harve December 2.  To Rimaucourt February 1; to Baccarat Sector, Alsace-Lorraine, March 9, wounded in left hand and in same month burned by liquid fire while raiding a German trench; June 15 to Champagne; to Chateau-Thierry July 24.  Killed in Battle of Sergy at Hill 212, July 28, while trying to capture a machine gun nest.  Buried one-quarter kilometer north of Sergy, Grave No. 47-C. map of Fere-en-Tardenois



Storm Lake

Born May 13, 1888. Pvt Co. M, 161st Regt. 41st Div. Trained; Camp Dodge; at Camp Cody.  Sailed to France. On return to U. S. was sent to Debarkation Hospital No. 1, Ellis Island; to U. S. Gen. Hosp. Ft. Bayard.  Died January 27, 1919. Buried at Fonda, Iowa.




Providence Township


Born April 22, 1895.  Enl. July 10, 1918.  Pvt. Co. 14, 4th Bn. 163d D. B.  Trained:  Camp Dodge.  Died of Spanish influenza at Camp Dodge October 11, 1918.  Buried at Storm Lake. (Grew up in home of J. H. Rubin.  Had not lived in county for several years, and while there might be some question as to whether he properly belongs in Buena Vista County, it is not probable that he would be listed in any other county).

1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, p. 18.

2 www.ancestry.com

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