World War I Local Fallen

Smith County, Texas saw thousands of her young men sent off to war during World War I. This page is dedicated to the fallen men who served their country throughout the Great War. These 44 men are listed in the order in which they died. Please note that not every man who served did so overseas, in fact, many were stationed here in the United States. We have also included their cause of death and their death location to reflect this service.

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World War I Fallen Soldiers

1917

Lawrence Henry Moore

Lawrence Moore

Born:  May 31, 1893 in Georgia

Service: U. S. N. USS Denver | Naval Station Key West, Florida

Death:  July 31, 1917 in Key West, Florida

Burial: Mt. Sylvan Cemetery, Mt. Sylvan, Texas.

John Burrell Battenfield

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Born:  August 28, 1888 in Russellville, Arkansas

Service: 143rd Infantry, Co. D., Camp Bowie

Death: December 9, 1917 in Fort Worth of pneumonia

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Texas.

Loss Clay
Banks

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Born:  September 21, 1890 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 165th Depot Brigade, Camp Travis

Death: December 29, 1917 in San Antonio, Texas of pneumonia

Burial: Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

1918

Robert L.
Pruitt

Robert Pruitt

Born:  May 4, 1894 in Troup, Texas

Service: 143rd Infantry, Co. E., Camp Bowie

Death: February 11, 1918 in Fort Worth, Texas of empyema

Burial: Salem Cemetery, Smith County, Texas

Hubert
Ferrell

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Born:  September 28, 1885 in Texas

Service: Medical Reserve Corps stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas transferred to Camp Travis, Texas

Death: February 24, 1918 in Dallas, Texas from meningitis

Burial: Originally buried in Oakland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. Reburied at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dallas

Andrew
Skaggs

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Born:  March 18, 1894 in Tennessee

Service: U.S.N | Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida | USS Neptune | Naval Air Station in Isle Tudy, France

Death: February 26, 1918 in Isle Tudy, Frace due to airplane accident

Burial: Originally buried in France. He was removed to Center Cemetery in Dyer County, Tennessee

Columbus Littlejohn

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Born:  October 14, 1895 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 165th Depot Brigade, Camp Travis

Death: May 10, 1918 in San Antonio of pneumonia

Burial: Hopewell Cemetery in Smith County, Texas

James Polk Powell

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Born:  October 1898, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Service: U.S.N. | USS Cyclops

Death: Ship went missing March 4, 1918. All men declared dead June 1918

Burial: No body has been recovered but a memorial stone was placed near his mother’s grave in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Smith County, Texas

Norman
Vaught

Norman Vaught

Born:  January 1, 1888 in Shelby County, Texas

Service: 165th Depot Brigade,Camp Travis

Death: June 11, 1918 in San Antonio from pulmonary congestion

Burial: Elkins Cemetery, Omen, Smith County, Texas

Elroy
Green

Elroy Green

Born:  May 14, 1892 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 1st Engineers, Co. B., 1st Division

Death: KIA July 20, 1918 near Buzancy, France

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned May 1921 to Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Texas.

Joseph Favre Baldwin

Joseph Baldwin

Born:  August 3, 1892 in Tyler, Texas

Service: 11th Royal Fusiliers

Death: KIA August 7, 1918 northwest of Corbie, France.

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned December 1920 to Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Texas.

Other Material: Last Letter Home

Roger Aubrey Smith

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Born:  October 1, 1890 in Wilson County, North Carolina

Service: 107th Infantry, 27th Division, Co. M

Death: August 17, 1918 died of wounds received in battle in Ypres, Belgium

Burial: Originally buried in Belgium. Body returned April 1921 to Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Texas.

Charles W.
Gilley

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Born:  March 1896 in Bowie County, Texas

Service: Coast Artillery Corps

Death: August 24, 1918 in Angers, France of dysentery

Burial: Buried in the American Cemetery in Angers, France.

William
Morrow

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Born:  May 5, 1890 in Dallas County, Alabama

Service: 359th Infantry, 90th Division, Co.L

Death: KIA September 12, 1918 near Fey-en-Haye, France

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned to Rose Hill Cemetery in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Royal
Harrington

Royal Harrington

Born:  December 31, 1893 in Tyler, Texas

Service: 358th Infantry, 90th Division, Co. K.

Death: September 13, 1918 from wounds received in battle on September 12

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned September 1921 to Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Texas.

Corda Arnett Munday

Corda Munday

Born:  June 20, 1890 in Adair County, Kentucky

Service: 129th Field Artillery, 35th Division, Battery B

Death: September 30, 1918 from wounds received in battle

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned and buried in Shive Cemetery in Hamilton County, Texas

Percy
McFarland

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Born:  January 13, 1889 in Henderson County, Texas

Service: 369th Infantry, 93rd Division, Co. F

Death: KIA October 2, 1918 near Sechault, France

Burial: Meuse- Argonne American Cemetery in France

Arch
Chilton

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Born:  July 5, 1893 in Tyler, Texas

Service: 2nd Lt in Aviation Corps

Death: October 2, 1918 in France of pneumonia

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned July 1920 to Oakwood, Tyler, Texas.

Hugh
Longley

Hugh Longley

Born:  July 17, 1886 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 363rd Infantry, 91st Division, Co. I

Death: October 3, 1918 of wounds received in battle

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned and buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia

William
Carter

William Carter

Born:  May 29, 1888 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 126th Field Artillery, Co. F.

Death: October 8, 1918 in France of pneumonia

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned and buried in Flint Cemetery in Smith County, Texas

Joseph
McKay

Joseph McKay

Born:  April 1886 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 64th Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps, Battery F

Death: October 8, 1918 in France of pneumonia

Burial: Oise- Aisne American Cemetery in France

Frank
Odom

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Born:  January 30, 1895 in Smith County, Texas

Service: Replacement Draft Unit

Death: October 9, 1918 in France of pneumonia

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned October 1920 to Liberty Hill Cemetery, Smith County, Texas

Fred
Roberts

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Born:  May 4, 1892 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 812th Pioneer Infantry, Co. I

Death: October 9, 1918 of pneumonia

Burial: His family is buried in Hopewell Cemetery in Smith County, Texas

Andrew
Mitchell

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Born:  September 25, 1895 near the Smith/ Gregg County line in Texas

Service: 164th Depot Brigade, Camp MacArthur

Death: October 9, 1918 in Waco of pneumonia

Burial: Siloam Cemetery, Smith County, Texas

Woody E. Salmon

Woody Salmon

Born:  August 23/24, 1887 in Smith County, Texas

Service: Replacement Draft Unit

Death: October 10, 1918 in France of pneumonia

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned and buried in Bradford Cemetery in Troup, Texas

Sam
Tucker

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Born:  April 28, 1897 in Tyler, Texas

Service: Camp Bowie

Death: October 10, 1918 in Fort Worth of pneumonia

Burial: Universe Cemetery, Smith County, Texas

Cody Bill Johnson

Cody B Johnson

Born:  February 10, 1894 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 144th Infantry, 36th Division, Co. B

Death: KIA October 13, 1918 near Givry, France

Burial: Meuse- Argonne American Cemetery in France

Jesse
Herring

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Born:  June 16, 1892 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 111th Engineers, Co. C

Death: October 13, 1918 in France of influenza and pneumonia

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned and buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia

Richard
Francis

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Born:  April 4, 1897 in Smith County, Texas

Service: Camp Bowie, Fort Worth

Death: October 14, 1918 in Fort Worth of pneumonia

Burial: Mt. Olive Cemetery, Smith County, Texas

Calvin Edwin Hinds

Calvin Hinds

Born: June 25, 1896 in Smith County, Texas

Service: Camp MacArthur, Waco Texas

Death: October 15, 1918 in Waco of influenza and pneumonia

Burial: Bullard Cemetery, Bullard, Texas

Fred
Pyron

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Born:  July 6, 1892 or 1895 in Tyler, Texas

Service: 107th Infantry, 27th Division, Co. A.

Death: October 22, 1918 from wounds received in battle near St. Souplet, France

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned December 1921 to Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Texas.

Claude B. Jordan

Claud B Jordan

Born:  July 16, 1893 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 141st Infantry, 36th Division, Co. H.

Death: KIA October 27, 1918 near Roche, France

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned  and buried in Sabine Cemetery, Smith County, Texas

Charles James Crow

Charlie Crow

Born:  June 13, 1895 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 359th Infantry, 90th Division, Co. L.

Death: KIA October 31, 1918 north of Bantheville, France

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned late 1921 to Whitehouse Cemetery, Whitehouse, Texas.

George
McMinn

George McMinn

Born:  November 27, 1893 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 360th Infantry, 90th Division, Co. K.

Death: KIA November 1, 1918 near Andevanne, France

Burial: Meuse- Argonne American Cemetery in France

Emmett R. Gibson

Emmitt Gibson

Born:  January 11, 1894 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 360th Infantry, 90th Division, Co. A.

Death: KIA November 2, 1918 near Andevanne, France

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned October 1921 to Noonday Cemetery

Jesse Elmer Shelton

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Born:  May 1897 in Richland, Texas

Service: 9th Infantry, 1st Division, Co K.

Death: KIA November 4, 1918 near Beaumont-en-Argonne, France

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned to Bullard Cemetery, Bullard, Texas

James M. Carroll

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Born:  September 6, 1889 in Rains County, Texas

Service: 359th Infantry, 90th Division, Co. L.

Death: November 27, 1918 from wounds received in battle on September 12, 1918

Burial: St. Mihiel Cemetery, France

Holt
Limerick

Holt Limerick

Born:  September 4, 1888 in Smith County, Texas

Service: HQ 39th Infantry

Death: November 29, 1918 in France

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned June 1921 to Lindale City Cemetery, Lindale, Texas.

Clifford
Hall

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Born:  May 18, 1896 in Rockwall County, Texas

Service: U.S.N | USS Wachusetts | Instructor at Pelham Bay Officer’s School

Death: December 12, 1918 in Pelham Bay, NY of pneumonia

Burial: Heath Cemetery, Heath, Texas

Winfield
Gupton

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Born: November 8, 1892 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 537th Engineers, Co. B.

Death: December 21, 1918 in France of diabetes

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned to Bethlehem Cemetery, Smith County, Texas.

1919

Tracy W.
Parks

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Born:  August 21, 1894 in Tyler, Texas

Service: 3rd Cavalry, HQ Troop

Death: January 10, 1919 in France of pneumonia

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned July 1921 to Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Texas.

William
Price

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Born:  January 26, 1896 in Tyler, Texas

Service: 521st Engineers, Co. B.

Death: March 16, 1919 in France of a cerebral hemorrhage

Burial: Originally buried in France. Body returned January 1921 to Westview Cemetery, Tyler, Texas.

Lindsey
Hammons

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Born:  January 23, 1896 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 806th Transportation Company

Death: July 11, 1919 of tuberculosis

Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Smith County, Texas

Luther
Bell

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Born:  January 3, 1894 in Smith County, Texas

Service: 7th Infantry, cook

Death: August 1, 1919 in El Paso, Texas of septicemia

Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas

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