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World War I
Council Bluffs Men Who
Gave Their Lives in War

Private Otto Achatz


Private Otto Achatz

Photo Caption:
Achatz, brother of Mrs. W. E. Hill,
3606 West Broadway.
He died in France from the influenza.

Notes:
Otto may be buried in St. Joseph cemetery,
Council Bluffs.  Not confirmed.



 
Photo Caption:
Corp. Bryant Badger,
Company L, 168th infantry,
killed on Sept. 12, 1918,
by machine gun fire near Fliery.

Notes:
He is buried in
Walnut Hill cemetery,
Council Bluffs.

Gravestone Photo
 

Corporal Bryant Badger
Private Dick Copeland

Photo Caption:
Private Dick Copeland, Company F,
109th engineers.
He died of the influenza on
Sept. 25, 1918, while en route
to France.  He was buried at sea.

Notes:
American Battle Monuments
Commission (website):
Private, U.S. Army, 109th Engineer Regiment,
34th Division.
Died September 25, 1918.
Memorialized on the
Tablets of the Missing
at Suresnes American cemetery,
Suresnes, France.



 
Photo Caption:
Private Cyril L. Culton,
son of Mrs. Kathryn Colton,
Wakefield, Neb. 
He died in Germany from
the influenza after the armistice.

Notes:
He is buried in Walnut Hill cemetery,
Council Bluffs

Gravestone Photo




Private Cyril Culton



Photo Caption:
Private Ralph W. Davis.
He was wounded at the beginning
of the Champagne defense,
while standing at his post in the trench.
He died July 21, 1918,
at Camp hospital No. 13.

Notes:
He is buried in Walnut Hill
cemetery, Council Bluffs

Gravestone Photo





Photo Caption:
Private Frank DeLong.
His military record is not available.

Notes:
Died October 8, 1918 in France.
He is buried in Valley View cemetery,
Genoa, Nance co., Nebraska.

Gravestone Photo






Photo Caption:
Private David Faulk, son of
Edward Faulk, 1706 Avenue I.
He died of wounds received in
action on Nov. 1, 1918.

Notes:
David may be buried in
Walnut Hill cemetery, Council Bluffs.
Not confirmed.




Photo Caption:
Private Harley Fellows, air service,
died of influenza in a hospital at
San Diego, Calif.

Notes:
His WWI draft registration record -
born Jerrico, MO., Nov. 2, 1889;
working as an auto mechanic in
Council Bluffs at time of registration;
married with child
.





Photo Caption:
Corp. Luther Green,
brother of Mrs. Pearl Green, 2731 Avenue B.
He was killed in action.

Notes:
American Battle Monuments
Commission (website):
Corporal, U.S. Army, 313th Field
Artillery Regiment, 80th Division.
Entered the service from West Virginia.
Died November 8, 1918.
Buried Meuse-Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France.
Plot H, Row 32, Grave 11
Contributor's note:  I can find no connection to Pottawattamie co. other than what
was given in the photo caption.

Gravestone Photo


Photo Caption:
Private William G. Harrings,
killed in action on Oct. 23, 1918.

Notes:
WWI draft registration record - full name
William Gerrard Harrings, born March 26, 1890, Garner twp., Pottawattamie co., farmer, single

Date of death may have been Oct. 13, 1918;
other records conflict with the date
given in the photo caption.

The obituary of his father, Gerd Harrings: "...occurred on the fourth anniversary of the
death of Harrings' son William,
who died of influenza on the
battle fields of France, October 13,1918."

Originally buried in the American cemetery,
St. Nazire, Loire, France. He was reinterred in Arlington National cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
on October 8, 1920. Section 18, Site 487.
Private, 10th Co. SARD Camp Pike.











Photo Caption:
Corp. David Kerr,
son of Mrs. D.S. Kerr, 126 Orchard avenue.
 He was killed in action on Oct. 14, 1918,
near Cunel, France.
He was a member of Company D, 7th engineers.

Notes:
He is buried in Walnut Hill cemetery,
Pottawattamie co.

Gravestone Photo


Photo Caption:
Serg. Thomas E. Langan, son of
Mrs. Kathryn Langan, 721 Seventh avenue.
 In the last advance of his company
he was slightly wounded.  While in the hospital
he contracted pneumonia and
died on  Nov. 27, 1918.
He was to have been commissioned,
but died a few days before he was to
take the oath of office.  He was awarded the distinguished service cross.
 He was a member of
Company L, 168th infantry.

Notes:
 A news article in a 1919 issue of the
Bedford Free Press included the following:  "Company L lost Thomas E. Langan.
 Langan was chief of the scouts of the
Third battalion and performed his tasks in
such a remarkable manner and with such heroism
that he was awarded the D.S.C."






Photo Caption:
Private George Lewis,
killed in acton in October, 1918.

Notes:
American Battle Monuments
Commission (website):
Private First Class, U.S. Army,
4th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division.
Entered the service from Nebraska.
Died October 8, 1918.
Buried Meuse-Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France.
Plot H, Row 29, Grave 11.

Gravestone Photo

Photo Caption:
Private Edwin Lindsay, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Lindsay, 948 Perrin avenue.
He volunteered to repair telephone wires under
heavy fire on June 20, 1918, and was wounded.
He was taken to Mobile hospital No. 1
and died July 4, 1918. He was a member of Company C, 5th Field battalion.

Notes:
He is buried in Walnut Hill cemetery,
Pottawattamie co.

Gravestone Inscription:
Co. C, 5th Field Battalion Signal Corps, 3rd Division. KIA in Belleau Woods, France, July 4, 1918.

Gravestone Photo





Photo Caption:
Corp. Glen Martin,
son of A.C. Martin, 6 West Orchard avenue.

He was wounded on Nov. 2, 1918, in the
Meuse Argonne sector, and died November 11.

He was a member of the 13th Field artillery.

Photo Caption:
Private George D. McSorley, son of Mrs. Luella McSorley, 1221 Twenty-first avenue.
He was taken ill while his regiment was at Rimaucourt, France, and died on Jan. 24, 1918.
He was a member of Company L, 168th infantry.

Notes:
He was originally buried in France.
Reinterred in St. Joseph cemetery, Council Bluffs
in June 1921.  Unfortunately, he might not have a gravestone.   The news article reporting the reburial "... McSorley, a member of Company I of Glenwood died January 24, 1918 of pneumonia contracted on the way across the Atlantic."

A brief note in a January 1918 issue of the
Nonpareil stated: "He tried to enlist with
Company L, but that organization was full
and he was sent to Glenwood......"





Photo Caption:
Walter Morrissette,
brother of Bernard Morrissette, 2128 Avenue E.
He died at sea when the U.S. Davey Jones
was sunk by a German submarine.

Notes:
The photo caption gives a different name
for the ship than the cemetery & ABMC website

Cemetery records: U.S. Navy, Ships Cook,
USS Jacob Jones

American Battle Monuments Commission website: He is memorialized on Tablets of the Missing, Brookwood American Military cemetery, Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England.
U.S. Navy, Clerk First Class, USS Jacob Jones,
date of death Dec. 6, 1917.





Photo Caption:
Corp. Dimitrios Stratikopulos,
Company L, 168th Infantry,
killed in action at St. Mihiel on
Sept. 12, 1918.

Notes:
American Battle Monuments Commission website: Corporal, U.S. Army,
168th Infantry, 42nd Division.
Died September 12, 1918.
Buried St. Mihiel American cemetery,
Thiaucourt, France. Plot B, Row 25, Grave 9





Photo Caption:
Private Albert Wallraf,
member of Company L, 168th infantry.
He was killed by machine gun fire
Sept. 14, 1918, at St. Mihiel.

Notes:
He was from Mankato, Blue Earth co., MN.
Appears in Council Bluffs directories 1911, 1912 & 1913 with the following occupations: apprentice to Edwin Aspinwall, cigar-maker & bricklayer.

ancestry.com records for Veteran Headstones indicates he is buried in
Calvary cemetery, Mankato, MN.
 The headstone was delivered in 1952.





Photo Caption:
Private Ernest Wooten, brother of
Mrs. Edith Smith, 1119 North Seventeenth street.
He died in France.

Notes:
He may be buried in Walnut Hill cemetery,
Council Bluffs.  Not confirmed - Find a Grave
record (but no photo) gives
burial place in an unmarked grave,
Section 16, Lot ALC000, Grave 5



Contributed by Sharyl Ferrall; Council Bluffs Nonpareil, July 26, 1936
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