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~ Memorials ~

Council Bluffs Men Who Gave Their Lives in War

~source for all photos: Council Bluffs Nonpareil, July 26, 1936

~ transcribed and compiled by Sharyl Ferrall, Iowa Old Press

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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.
Corporal Bryant Badger
 
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.
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.
Private Cyril L. Culton
 
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
Private Ralph W. Davis
 
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
Private Frank DeLong
 
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
Private David E. Faulk
 
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.
Private Harley C. Fellows
 
photo caption:
Private Harley Fellows, air service, died of influenza in a hospital at San Diego, Calif.

notes:
His WWI draft registration record - born Jericho, MO., Nov. 2, 1889; working as an auto mechanic in Council Bluffs at time of registration; married with child
Corporal Luther Green
 
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.
Private William G. Harrings
 
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.
Corporal David Kerr
 
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.
Sergeant Thomas E. Langan
 
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."
Private First Class George E. Lewis
 
photo caption:
Private George Lewis, killed in action 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.
Private Edwin D. Lindsay
 
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.
Corporal Glen (Glynn) Martin
 
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. Buried in the Meuse Argonne cemetery.

notes:
Death date differs from that posted in the newspaper.
Private George D. McSorley
 
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 Nonpariel stated: "He tried to enlist with Company L, but that organization was full and he was sent to Glenwood......"
Clerk 1st Class Walter Morrissette
 
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 (DD-61)
    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 (DD-61), date of death Dec. 6, 1917.
Corporal Dimitrios Stratikopulos
 
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.
Private Albert R. Wallraf
 
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.
Private Ernest Wooten
 
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.

 

 

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