Iowa in the Great War


Casualties of War



October 28, 1918

Forty-Four Iowans On Casualty Lists.

Washington, Oct. 28 -- Forty-four Iowans were mentioned in the casualty lists for yesterday and today. They carried a total of 1883 names divided as follows: Killed in action, 270; died of wounds, 170; died from accident and other causes, 9; died of disease, 239; wounded severely, 177; wounded, degree undetermined, 484; wounded slightly, 359; missing in action, 148; died of aeroplane accident, 9; prisoners, 8. The Iowans follow:

Killed in Action - Privates:
John R. Thompson, Princeton, Ia.
Charles E. Christianson, Graettinger, Ia.
Alfred M. Kant, Moville, Ia.
George L. Louik, Merican, Ia.
Earnest A. Richardson, Burlington, Ia.
Frederick W. Wambsal, Goldfield, Ia.
Charles W. Bordeau, Mason City, Ia.

Died of Wounds:
John R. Wingate, Waterloo, Ia., lieutenant
Kenneth L. Mueller, Waterloo, Ia., corporal
Charles W. Brown, Robertson, Ia., private
Edward M. Cowie, Sheldon, Ia., private

Died of Disease:
Cornelius H. Bents, Parkersburg, Ia., corporal
Harry L. Cron, Cedar Rapids, Ia., private
Emil Larson, Jewell, Ia., private
Osmund Osland, Buffalo Center, Ia., private
Lloyd M. Smith, Knoxville, Ia., private
Albert T. Fransen, Ansgar, Ia., private
Olaf H. Olsen, Rembrandt, Ia., private
John W. Thompson, Floris, Ia., private
Herman H. Lesline, Logan, Ia., private
David G. Lydell, Aurelia, Ia., private
Homer J. Paine, Eagle Grove, Ia., private
Harry W. Swanson, Chillicothe, Ia., private

Missing in Action:
Lester Harter, Keokuk, Ia., lieutenant
John C. Pressman, Orange City, Ia., private
Ernest C. Haynes, Valley Junction, Ia., private

Wounded Severely:
Chester R. Perkins, Des Moines, Ia., corporal
Worth Allen Lewis, Boone, Ia., corporal
Harry T. Oliver, New Virginia, Ia., private

Wounded, Degree Undetermined:
Harley J. Campbell, Minburn, Ia., sergeant
Arthur Noftsger, Lamoni, Ia., cook
Alonzo F. Husted, St. Charles, Ia., private
John McCarten, Keokuk, Ia., private
Joseph H. Dewey, Des Moines, Ia., private
Roy E. Whiteman, Burlington, Ia., private
Ernest H. Bengtson, Swea City, Ia., private
John A. Fox, Decorah, Ia., private
George W. Miller, Rock Valley, Ia., private
Walter C. Parsley, Hornick, Ia., private

Wounded Slightly:
William C. Cooper, Radcliffe, Ia., lieutenant
Wilbert E. Mulnix, Cedar Falls, Ia., private
Edward Kalous, Cedar Rapids, Ia., private
Harvey J. Sieversing, Vellevue, Ia., private
Roy E. Jones, Columbus Junction, Ia., private


~ source Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, Johnson co. Iowa
~ submitted by Sharyl Ferrall Iowa Old Press




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