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Shawnee County Casualties during WWI
Died in US-side Training or Other Than at Western Front
Surnames L - Y

Where known, the information is organized as follows:
SURNAME, Names, Rank, Regimental assignment, Date Enlisted.
Date of Birth, Birthplace, State, Parents and/or Spouses names.
Date and details of death, Burial information
Abbreviations:
DIT - Died in US-side Training, DFD - Died from Disease, DIA - Died in Accident

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LODGE Noel Albert
Pvt Draftee in US Training, A Co., 9th Motor Supply Training. Enlisted June 1918.
Born 17 Jun 1896 Topeka KS. Son of (the late) Henry T. LODGE and Olive & C. A. (stepfather) BOLTINGHOUSE
DIT 2 Dec 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and resulting pneumonia at Detroit, MI.
Buried in the Rochester Cemetery, Shawnee Co., KS Section 6, Lot 163, Interment #3350 on 6 Dec 1918.
John Marshall
MARSHALL John Leo
Pvt SATC. Enlisted 14 Oct 1918.
Born 9 Sep 1899 Topeka, KS. Son of Alice Blanche & Joseph MARSHALL, Topeka, KS
DIT 5 Nov 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and resulting pneumonia at St. Mary's College.
Buried at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, KS Section 06, Lot 38-E-W, Interment 024 on 6 Nov 1918.
John McGovern
McGOVERN John Alysious
Pvt Draftee in US Training. Enlisted 11 Sept 1918.
Born 23 Jul 1891 St Marys, Pottawatomie Co., KS. Son of James M. & Katherine (SPAHN) McGOVERN Husband of Mrs. John McGOVERN, Topeka, KS.
DIT 9 Oct 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and resulting pneumonia at Ft Benjamin, IA. With F Co., 5th Prov Bn Engrs.
Buried at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery at St. Marys, Pottawamie Co., KS Section L Lot 2 on 14 Oct 1918.
Robert Melton
MELTON Robert Thomas
Pvt Draftee in US Training. Enlisted 9 Sept 1918.
Born 16 Jan 1897 Tecumseh, Shawnee Co., KS. Son of William G. & Anna (RIGDON) MELTON, Techumseh, Shawnee Co., KS.
DIT 13 Oct 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and resulting pneumonia at Camp Funston, KS. With 31st Co., 164 Depot Brigade. Buried in the Topeka Cemetery Section 81, Lot 265, Interment #15547 on 17 Oct 1918.
 
MITCHELL, William Walter (Gage Memorial)
(date & details of death & burial location being researched).
Paul Neal
NEAL Paul Frederick
Pvt Draftee in US Training.
Born 18 Apr 1896 Fairview, Brown Co., KS. Son of Mary A. (remarried LUKERT) and (the late) William NEAL.
DIT 15 Mar 1918 of scarlet fever and resulting pneumonia at Camp Meade, MD.
Buried in Fairview (Isley) Cemetery, Brown Co., KS 23 March, 1918.
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PARKS Lewis Andrew
Pvt Army. Enlisted 26 June 1918.
Born 14 June 1894 Minneola, Clark Co., KS. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Scott Winfield PARKS, Topeka, KS.
DIT 30 Nov 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and resulting pneumonia at Camp Cody, NM. With A Co. 127th Machine Gun Bn., 34th Division.
Buried in the Rochester Cemetery, Shawnee Co., KS Section 10, Lot 1093, Interment #3348.
Frank Pavey
PAVEY Frank Asbury
Cpl Army. Enlisted 26 July 1918 in Shawnee Co.
Born 25 Oct 1886 Buffalo, Wilson Co., KS. Son of Rilla Catherine (NEWMAN) & (the late) John A. PAVEY, Topeka, KS and husband of Maggie (CARROLL) PAVEY.
DIT 7 Dec 1918 of TB and measles at Camp Funston, KS. With the 164th Dep Brig.
Originally buried in the Lynn Creek Cemetery, Shawnee Co., KS on 11 Dec 1918, remains re-interred in the Topeka Cemetery Section 88, Lot 226, Interment #19833 on 16 Aug 1932.
George Pyne
PYNE George Albert
Pvt Draftee in US Training. Enlisted 6 Sept 1918.
Born 28 Feb 1897 Havensville, Pottawatomie Co., KS. Son of Lewis S. & Mary L. PYNE, Topeka, KS.
DIT 10 Oct 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and resulting pneumonia at Camp Funston, KS. With 32 Co., 164th Depot Brigade.
Buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Shawnee Co., KS Section 023, Lot 009, Interment #1013 on 14 Oct 1918 - No headstone.
John Robb
ROBB, John Walter
US Draftee in US Training. Enlisted June 1918 in Shawnee Co.
Born 2 Aug 1887 Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., KS. Son of James ROBB, Wakarusa, Shawnee Co., KS.
DIT 3 Oct 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and resulting pneumonia at Fort Dix, NJ. With G Co., 136th Infantry, 34th Division.
Buried in the Shawnee Center Cemetery Lot 212/3 on 9 Oct 1918.
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ROBINSON, Leonard Francis D.
Pvt Army. Enlisted 19 Sept 1917.
Born 20 May 1896 Wakarusa, Shawnee Co., KS. Son of Joseph N. & B. Ella ROBINSON, Auburn, Shawnee Co., KS. Husband of Hazel ROBINSON, Wakarusa, Shawnee Co., KS.
DIT 10 May 1918. With F Co., 353rd Infantry, 89th Division.
Buried in the Auburn Cemetery, Shawnee Co., KS Lot 9-4.
Frank Simon

SIMON Frank Nick
Pvt Draftee in US Training.
Born.14 Sep 1896 St Marks, Sedgwick Co., KS. Son of Nicholas & Mary M. SIMON, Topeka, KS.
DIT 13 Oct 1918 at Camp Funston, KS. With the 164 Dep Brig.
Buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Shawnee Co., KS Section 1 Center 36 on 18 Oct 1918.

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SMITH, Clarence Cornelious
Pvt National Army. Enlisted 28 June 1917.
Born 18 Aug, 1894 Topeka, KS. Son of Henry J. & Lucy M. Smith, Topeka; nephew of Isaac COTTON, Willard, Shawnee Co., KS.
DIT 20 Oct 1918 from complications of influenza and resulting pneumonia at Ft. Funston, KS. With Co D, 210th Engineers, 10th Division.
Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Wabaunsee Co., KS.
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SMITH, Harry P.
Pvt National Army. Enlisted 26 July 1918 in Shawnee Co.
Died of disease 19 Oct 1918. With the Casualty Detachment, Military Operations Training Course. Buried in Ft. Riley Post Cemetery, KS Section F Site 160-F.
 
SMITH, Henry E. (Gage Memorial)
(date & details of death & burial location being researched).
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SMITH Raymond Archibald
Pvt National Army. Enlisted 28 June 1918.
Born 2 Apr 1891 Chicago, IL. Son of Archibald J. & Sadie O. SMITH, Topeka, KS.
DFD 5 Mar 1919. With C Co., 313 Ammunition Train, 88th Division.
Burial location being researched.
Walter Stamey
STAMEY, Walter D.
Pvt Marine Corps. Enlisted Feb 23, 1917 in Denver, CO.
Born Dec 1896 Kansas. Son of Mrs R. F. WILLIAMS.
Missing, Presumed Dead: 4th March 1918 after leaving Barbados, British West Indies, Lesser Antilles.
Declared dead/lost at sea 14 June 1918 in the disappearance/sinking of the USS Cyclops.
Lewis Steinmetz
STEINMETZ, Lewis Ivan
Pvt Draftee in US Training. Enlisted June 4, 1917.
Born 17 Oct 1897 Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., KS. Son of Robert J and Hannah STEINMETZ (both deceased), Atchison Co., KS.
DIT 26 Feb 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and pneumonia at Camp Doniphan, OK. With Battery A, 130th Field Artillery.
Buried at Coal Creek Cemetery, near Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., KS.
Lester Waite
WAITE Lester W.
Sgt Draftee in US Training
Born 1895 in Franklin Co., KS. Son of James Henry & Emma WAITE, Rantoul, Franklin Co., KS.
DIT 7 July 1918 at Camp Devens, Ayers, MA. With the 151st Depot Brigade.
Buried in the Greeley City Cemetery, Anderson Co., KS.
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WALTERS, Edward W.
Pvt Draftee in US Training. Enlisted 6 Sept 1918.
Born 28 Oct 1896 Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS. Nephew of J. W. LIPPER, Topeka, KS.
DIT 19 Oct 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and pneumonia at Camp Funston, KS. With 29 Co., 164 Depot Brigade.
Buried in Rochester Cemetery, Topeka Section 8 Lot 807 Interment #3329 on 21 Oct 1918.
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WHITE, Robert F.
Pvt Army. Enlisted 29 May 1918.
Born July 1891 in KS. Son of John & Elizabeth WHITE, Topeka, KS.
DFD 20 Oct 1918, in US Training. With K Co., 14th Infantry.
More details & burial location being researched.
Ernest Woodcox
WOODCOX Ernest Earl
Pvt Regular Army. Enlisted 15 Dec 1917.
Honor Roll Casualty List Sept 24, 1918.
Born 16 Dec 1894 Topeka, KS. Son of Andrew G. & (the late) Mary M. WOODCOX, Topeka, KS.
DFD 19 Aug 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and pneumonia in England, en route to the Western Front. With the 259 Aero Squadron.
Buried at Brookwood American Cemetery, Brookwood, Surrey, England Plot B Row 4 Grave 7 on 23 Aug 1918.
George Yates
YATES, George Victor
Pvt Draftee in US Training
Born 5 August 1892 Hiawatha, Brown Co. Kansas. Foster son of George W. W. & Adella Benedict YATES, Topeka, KS.
DIT 25 June 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and pneumonia at Camp Lewis, WA. With the 44th Infantry.
Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Section 7 Lot 21, Lawrence, KS.
 

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