Sunday, November 11, 2007

World War I Gold Star Soldiers of Whitley County

The "Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women Who Died in The Service of the United States and The Allied Nations in The World War 1914-1918" (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1921) included a photograph and brief biography of the Hoosier soldiers who had died while in service during World War I.

There were 21 men from Whitley County who were either killed in action, died of wounds, or died of illness while serving in the "war to end all wars." After posting the pictures and biographies here on Whitley County Kinexxions, I found out that the Whitley County Historical Museum had better pictures of most of the men that had been included in the book. The only one they didn't have a picture of was Roy Jasper Feit.

The pictures below are from the files of the Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City, Indiana. The soldier's name is a link that will take you to his biography and obituary, if one was found.

Arthur Babb

Scott Baker

James Brandenburg

William Burch

Floyd Estlick

Wiley Farmer

Joseph G. Fiedler

Ray P. Harrison

Ralph Hicks

Harold Hyre

Marshall Kerns

Earl Koester

Harlow Menzie

Arthur Mosher

Joseph Palmer

Verlin Rogers

Amos Walker

Charles Warnick

Ralph Waugh

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