Iowa in the Great War


Casualties of War


Private John J. White of Epworth is the second Iowa man to be killed in action on the American front in France, the first being Private Merle Hay of Glidden. A cablegram from General Pershing announced the death of White. He was a member of Company E, One Hundred and Sixty-third infantry regiment, Forty-first (Sunset) division.

Appanoose county has given a military funeral to its fifth soldier to die since American entered the war. Glen Davis, who passed away at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., of pneumonia. His funeral was held at the Exline Methodist church, and a detail of his comrades fired a salute over his grave. The other boys of that county who have died in the service are Raymond E. Robb, Camp D.A. Russell, Wyo.; William E. Simpson, Camp Dodge, Ia.; Brooks Conger, Camp Dodge, Ia.; Donald E. Stamps, Jefferson barracks, Mo. All have been given military funerals.

~ source: Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Chickasaw co. Iowa, Thursday, March 7, 1918
~ submitted by Sharyl Ferrall Iowa Old Press



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