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WORLD WAR I CASUALTIES

RINGGOLD COUNTY, IOWA

World War I is also referred to as "The First World War," "The Great War," or the "War to End All Wars." It was a global military conflict involving the majority of all of the world's great powers which formed two opposing military alliances: the Entente Powers against the Central Powers. Over 70 million military personnel were mobilized into perhaps the largest war in history. Over 15 million people lost their lives, making World War I one of the most deadliest conflicts known to mankind.

The catalyst for World War I occurred on June 28, 1914 with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophia by Bosnian-Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip. Austria-Hungary's demands after the assassination upon the Kingdom of Serbia led to a series of alliances which put all of the major European powers at war within a matter of weeks. An armistice was signed on September 29, 1918 at Saloniki, however many date the official end of World War I as the signing of the Versailles Treaty in 1919. By the end of the war, four major imperial powers had been militarily and politically defeated - Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire with the latter two ceasing to exist. The League of Nations was formed with renewed hope of preventing any other similiar conflict. The United States lost 116,708 soldiers with 205,690 wounded in World War I.

 

NAME RANK/GRADE BRANCH HOMETOWN DATE of BIRTH DATE of CASUALTY
DEWEY
Peter Edward
    Shannon City 06 Jan 1894
Knowlton IA
 
DYER Ralph     Mount Ayr 03 Feb 1896
Mount Ayr
09 May 1918
Inter: Oakdale Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA
ELICK
Lewis John
PVT Co. E
359th Inf
Benton 16 Aug 1893
Guernsey IA
07 Oct 1918
Inter: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois France
GREENROD
Homer H.
PVT Co. 42
163rd Army
Mount Ayr 13 Jun 1896
Mount Ayr
20 Oct 1918
Camp Sheridan
Montgomery AL
Inter:
Sweet Home Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA
HALL
Fredrederick McCandrie "Fred"
    Benton IA 10 Apr 1887
Benton
 
HERRINGTON
Carl A.

Redding American Legion Post named in his honor
PVT 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Div. Redding 23 Jul 1893
Grant City MO
08 Oct 1918
Inter: Somme American Cemetery, Picardie, France
LESAN
Clinton F.
PVT. U.S. Army Kellerton 10 Jun 1892
Kellerton
12 Oct 1918
LeBas, Alsace, France
Inter: Sweet Home Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA
LILES
George Emmett
  Co. D
117th Inf
Ellston 21 Dec 1895
Ellston
29 Sep 1918
Bellecourte, France
Inter: Pumptown Cemetery, Ringgold Co. IA
MALANEY
Earl Elbert
Seaman
2nd Class
U.S.Navy
enlisted
07 May 1917
Des Moines
Redding IA 18 Feb 1896 16 Jan 1918
of scarlett fever
USS Solace
Hospital ship
Inter: Redding Cemetery
McANINCH
Howard
PVT 1CL U.S. Army Ringgold Co. IA   28 Sep 1918
Interment Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
Romagne, France
McCREARY
George Allen
  54th Ambulance Corps Knowlton 02 Aug 1896
Atlantic IA
1918
Interment Centenary Cemetery
Ringgold Co. IA
MORRIS
Victor Baker
  Co. A
334 M G S N N A
Diagonal 21 Feb 1893
Paola KS
1918
Interment Diagonal Cemetery
PHILLIPPE
George Washington
    Kellerton 26 Jan 1892
Redding IA
 
WHITE
Clarence "Warden"
Fireman 2CL USNRF
enlisted
23 May 1918
Des Moines IA
Diagonal 06 Aug 07 Nov 1918
respiratory disease
Naval Hospital
Norfolk VA
Interment Diagonal Cemetery
WOODS
Clyde Russell
  Co. D
DEV BN NO. 1
Knowlton 10 Nov 1894
Diagonal
1918
Interment Diagonal Cemetery

 

World War I Memorial, by Sharon R. Becker, 2004

SOURCES:
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I

WWI, WWII, & Korean War Casualty Listings, ancestry.com

WWINavyUS-Casualties Database

Compiled by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2009

Visit Iowa in the Great War, an IAGenWeb Special Project

To contribute to Ringgold County;s military pages,
contact Sharon R. Becker at srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.


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