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TAYLOR, ILO IVAN
Storm Lake

Born April 28, 1885.  Enl. April, 1917, in Lieut. 350th Regt. Engrs. Reserve Corps.  Trained:  Ft. Leavenworth one month; special training in New York and Washington. D. C; to Camp Lee.  Commissioned July, 1917, in charge of Engineer Sub-Depot No. 409; in First Officers' Training Camp, entered from Purdue Univ.  Died following apparently minor operation on nose of cerebral meningitis at Base Hosp. Camp Lee on January 25, 1918.  Buried at Petersburg, Va., in Blaudford Cemetery.

 

 

THOMSEN, OTTO
Newell

Born April 28, 1891.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. E, 54th Pioneer Inf.  Trained:  Camp Wadsworth until August 17; at Camp Stewart.  Sailed August 29; landed Brest September 12.  Entrained for front September 22; arrived Steury-sur-Aire September 23; night hike to Clermont Woods September 24; September 25 in hospital.  Died of pneumonia in Lauilly Hospital October 5, 1918.

 

 

TOLLIVER, OTIS
Storm Lake

Born September 7, 1894.  Enl. September 21, 1917.  Corp. Co. 1, 347th Inf. 87th Div.  Trained:  Camp Dodge; at Camp Pike; to Camp Dix.  Sailed August 22; landed Liverpool.  To London; to Southampton; to Cherbourg September 17.  To Tours; to Tels; to Romoranton; to Brest.  Sailed December 24; landed New York December 30. To Camp Merritt; to Camp Pike January 9.  Died of influenza at Camp Pike January 21, 1919.  Buried at Ingraham, Ill. Corp.  Tolliver was married, and came to Buena Vista County in 1916.

 

 

TOOMBS, PERRY L.
Newell

Born January 19, 1890.  Enl. September 21, 1917.  Pvt Co. P, 39th Inf. 20th Div.  Trained:  Camp Dodge; at Camp Pike; at Camp Green; to Camp Mills.  Killed in action September 27, 1918.  Buried in American Cemetery, Brinville-sur-Meuse, Commune of Brinville-Meuse, France.

 

 

WEST, LESLIE EARL
Albert City

Born December 24, 1896.  Enl. September 7, 1918.  Pvt. Inf.  Trained:  Camp Dodge.  Took sick with influenza October 2, 1918; taken to Base Hospital; influenza developed into tuberculosis.  Died November 6, 1918.  Buried Storm Lake, Iowa, November 12, 1918

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YOUNIE, ARTHUR M.
Maple Valley Township

Born January 31, 1887.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Pvt. Batt. F, 77th Div.  Trained:  Camp Dodge; at Camp Upton.  Sailed for France April 28; landed May 14 in France.  Was taken sick and died of bronchial pneumonia February 13, 1919

 

 

YOUNIE, HOWARD W.
Maple Valley Township

Born February 1, 1889.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. E. 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained:  Camp Gordon one month; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from New York on U. S. S. Plattsburg August 30; landed Brest, September 12.  To St. George; to Verdun; to Genicourt October 25; assigned to 316th Regt. in front lines October 25; over the top November 3; assisted in the capture of Hill 378; November 10 attacked hill at Danvillers and was severely wounded — shot through the kidneys.  Died at 2:00 a. m., November 11, 1918.

1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, p. 30.

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