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Shawnee County Casualties in WWI
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Where known, the information is organized as follows:
SURNAME, Names, Rank, Regimental assignment, Date Enlisted, Honor Roll listing
Date of Birth, Birthplace, State, Parents and/or Spouses names,
Date and details of death, Burial information
Abbreviations:
KIA - Killed in Action, MIA - Missing in Action, DFW - Died from Wounds,
DFD - Died from Disease, DIA - Died in Accident

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Carl Franklin Lasswell
LASSWELL Carl Franklin
Cpl, 465 Motor Truck Co. Enlisted May 1918.
Honor Roll Casualty List Nov 7, 1918.
Born 23 Jan 1894 Rossville, Shawnee Co., KS. Son of Marion & Lydia Alice (FRANKLIN) LASSWELL. KIA 9 Oct 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
Originally buried in French soil, remains returned and re-interred in the Rossville Cemetery, Shawnee Co., KS Section 4 Lot 3 on 10 Oct 1920.
Roscoe Ottis Lee
LEE, Roscoe Ottis
Chief Quartermaster, US Navy. Enlisted 16 Oct 1909
Born 24 Aug 1890 Olathe, Johnson Co., KS. Son of John Horace & Elizabeth LEE, Topeka, KS
DIA 23 Dec 1918 when he was washed overboard and drowned from the destroyer, USS Whipple, during a gale, off the coast of France. The Whipple in October had been in convoy with ships transporting wounded soldiers from France to Portugal for treatment and was also patroling for German submarines in the Atlantic. LEE's body was never recovered.
Joseph Linger
LINGER Joseph Albert
Pvt, 302 Refrigerating Plant Co., Quartermaster Corps. Enlisted Aug 1918.
Honor Roll Casualty List Nov 27, 1918.
Born 10 Aug 1898 Wellsville, Franklin Co., KS. Son of Sarah and (the late) David LINGER, Topeka, KS
DFD 2 Oct 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and bronchial pneumonia. Pvt. LINGER was taken off the boat suffering from pneumonia and was transported to Base Hospital near Brest, France.
Buried at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France Plot D, Row 20, Grave 8.
John Luttjohann
LUTTJOHANN John
Pvt, H Co., 30th Infantry, 3rd Division. Enlisted 7 Dec 1917 in Shawnee Co.
Honor Roll Casualty List Aug 8, 1918.
Born 7 Nov 1894 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. Son of Mary (CROWE) & (the late) John P. H. LUTTJOHANN. Husband of Pearl (HORTON) LUTTJOHANN.
KIA 25 Jul 1918 in the area near Le Charmel in the Aisne-Marne Offensive.
Buried at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France Plot A, Row 23, Grave 26.
Harry Madden
MADDEN Harry
Cpl, HQ Co., 7th Infantry, 3rd Division. Enlisted Sept 1917 at Emporia, Lyon Co., KS.
Honor Roll Casualty List Dec 1, 1918.
Born 13 Jan 1889 Cottonwood Falls, Chase Co., KS. Son of Minnie (HAZEL) & Judge Dennis MADDEN of Emporia, Lyon Co., KS
DFW 1 Nov 1918 at 12:50 pm in Base Hospital #54 at Mesves, France following multiple and severe gunshot wounds to the left thigh and right leg sustained on Oct 3 in the initial phases of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. His right leg and thigh was amputated on Oct 26 but the remaining limb developed a severe infection, including gas gangrene, and Cpl. MADDEN died Nov 1. Since arriving in France, MADDEN had participated in 6 campaigns including the Aisne defense, Chateau-Thierry, Champagne-Marne defensive, Aisne-Marne Offesive, St Mihiel Offensive and finally the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during which he was severely wounded, as described above.
Originally buried in the Base Hospital Cemetery, remains re-interred at the St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France Plot: Row 2 Grave 7.
John McBride
McBRIDE, John Alexander
Pvt, Canadian Army, 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Enlisted 16 Nov 1917 in Toronto, Canada.
Born16 Jan 1888 Glasgow, Scotland. Husband of Agnes McBRIDE, Topeka, KS
KIA 27 Sept 1918 on the edges of Bourlon Woods, while advancing toward Anneux, on the first day of the attack on the German frontline, at the Canal du Nord, by Canadian forces. The Canada CEF Burial Register shows "Killed In Action. At about 8 P.M. on September 27th 1918, while with his company advancing towards Anneux, he was caught in the wire and blown to pieces by enemy shell fire."
Buried in the Anneux British Cemetery, Plot 1, Section D, Grave 13, near Cambrai, France.
Mrs. McBRIDE returned to Scotland following her husband's death and received the War Memorial Cross from the Canadian Government in June 1921.
Theodore McNeeley
McNEELEY Theodore Leslie Serial #2189240
Pvt, L Co., 353rd Infantry, 89th Division. Enlisted Sep 1917
Honor Roll Casualty List Oct 28, 1918.
Born 15 Dec 1893 Kewanee, Henry Co., IL. Son of Frank Marion & Alice Jane (REEDER) McNEELEY, Topeka, KS and husband of Flenora (COLEMAN) McNEELEY.
KIA 12 Sept 1918 in a direct hit from a shell on the front line of the most advanced and exposed position being held by the 353rd Infantry Regiment at Xammes during the first day of the St. Mihiel offensive.
Originally buried on the battlefield 3/4 mile north of Limey (Grave 5B), later re-interred in a military cemetery in France, remains returned to the US and re-interred in the Topeka Cemetery Section 81, Lot 7, Interment #16479 on 23 July 1921.
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MILLER, Clarendon Irving
Corp, Enlisted Dec 1917 in Shawnee Co.
Born 15 Aug 1893 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. Son of Henry Lorenzo & Edith May (DUNHAM) MILLER, husband of Florence (FLETCHER) MILLER.
MIA 8 Oct 1918 in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. His service unit at the time of his death is in question - the Tablets of the Missing at the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery shows Clarendon Miller as a Corporal in the 7th Infantry, 3rd Division whereas he is shown as part of the Machine Gun Company, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division in the History of the 353rd Infantry Regiment. Page 243 of History of the 89th Infantry Regiment states: "Relieved by the 37th Division on the night of October 8th, the regiment moved for participation in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. The members of this company were transported in trucks from Beney to Jouy, arriving there the morning of October 9th.”.
Name engraved on the Tablets of the Missing at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

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MILLER, Whitlaw Reid
Machinist Mate, US Navy. Enlisted in the US Navy (submarine service) in Aug 1914.
Born June 1892 in Illinois. Son of Lottie & (the late) Charles A. MILLER, Topeka, KS
DIA 11 Feb 1919 at St. Nazaire, France, run over by a train as he was on his way to board his ship, the U.S.S. Wachusett (ID-1840). See "Our Navy Volume 12" for a report of the incident.
Originally buried in French soil, remains returned to the US and re-interred in the Mt Hope Cemetery, Topeka, KS Section 5 Lot 170 Space 6 on 18 Aug 1920 - No headstone.
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MONEYPENNY, Ernest Fred
Pvt Army. Enlisted Nov 1917 in Chicago, IL
Born 6 Dec 1893 Maple Hill, Wabaunsee Co., KS. Son of John Marshall & Eunice S. MONEYPENNY, Topeka, KS.
DIA 18 June 1919 in accidental shooting at Atlier, Mehur-sur-Yevre, France.
Originally buried in the Mehun Cemetery in France, remains returned to the US and re-interred in the Topeka Cemetery Section 82, Lot 238, Interment #16789 on 24 Apr 1922.
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MONROE Arthur Sam
Pvt, 5th Provisional Co., 805th Pioneer Infantry Regiment. Enlisted July 1918.
Honor Roll Casualty List Oct 16, 1918.
Born 13 Jun 1890 Perry, Jefferson Co., KS. Son of Henry & Cordelia MONROE, Willard, Shawnee Co., KS
DFD 15 Sep 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and resulting pneumonia at a naval base hospital at Brest, France.
Buried in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth Co., KS Plot: Section 30.
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MULLIGAN Boyd F. ("Doc")
Sgt, Regular Army, D Co., 2nd Engineers, 2nd Division. Enlisted May 1917 at St Louis, MO.
Honor Roll Casualty List Jul 8, 1918
Born 19 Jul 1891 in NE. Son of Sarah and (the late) William J. MULLIGAN, Topeka, KS
KIA 14 June 1918 during the assault on Belleau Wood at Chateau Thierry.
Originally buried in French soil, remains returned to the US and re-interred in the Mt Auburn Cemetery, Section , Lot Interment # on 15 Sept 1921. No headstone.
Fred Norris
NORRIS, Fred F.
PFC, National Guard, A Co., 110th Engineer Regiment, 35th Division. Enlisted April 1917.
Honor Roll Casualty List Nov 7, 1918.
Born 9 Sept 1895 Claflin, Barton Co., KS. Son of George W. & Anna NORRIS
KIA 29 Sep 1918 during an intensive artillery barrage, southeast of the Bois de Montrebeau along the Baulny ridge, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
Buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France Plot D Row 1 Grave 37.
Paul Nowers
NOWERS Paul
2Lt. Officers Reserve Corps, National Guard, HQ Transportation Corps, 103rd Infantry, 26th Div. Enlisted Nov 1917.
Honor Roll Casualty List Feb 28, 1919.
Born 16 Nov 1890 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. Son of John William & Marcella Cecelia (RANSOM) NOWERS, Topeka, KS
DFD 2 Feb 1919 after an illness of ten days with the Spanish influenza and resulting pneumonia at Tours, France.
Buried at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France Plot C Row 26 Grave 34.
Harold Olsen
OLSON Harold Rosen
Pvt, Regular Army, Medical Replacement Corps. Enlisted July 1918 in Shawnee Co.
Honor Roll Casualty List Dec 24, 1918.
Born. 24 Nov 1898 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. Son of Peter & Ellen Mathilda OLSON, Topeka, KS DFD 14 Oct 1918 of celebral spinal meningitis in Noyes, France.
Originally buried in French soil, remains returned and re-interred at the Topeka Cemetery Section 28, Lot 08, Interment #16290 on 13 Nov 1920.
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PARKER, Henry Wister
Lt. Col. Regular Army. Enlisted in regular army in Leavenworth, KS Oct 1899.
Born abt. 1869 West Chester, PA. Husband of Maud (WILKINSON) PARKER
KIA at about 10 am on 29 Sept 1918 near Montrebeau Woods south of the town of Exermont during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Commander 138th Infantry, 35th Division from the start of the offensive until his death.
Buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France Plot F Row 1 Grave 5.
Jordan Patterson
PATTERSON Jordan
Pvt, 351st Machine Gun Battalion, 92nd Division. Enlisted Oct 1917 in Albuquerque, NM.
Honor Roll Casualty List Dec 13, 1918.
Born 14 Aug 1889 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. Son of Bettie & (the late) John PATTERSON, Topeka, KS
DFD 22 Nov 1918 of complications from the Spanish influenza and resulting pneumonia at a hospital in France.
Buried at St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France Plot C Row 28 Grave 18.
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PERRY, Leo Joseph
Pvt, E Co., 352nd Infantry, 88th Division. Enlisted 29 May 1918.
Honor Roll Casualty List Nov 30, 1918.
Born 30 Oct 1892 St Louis, St Louis Co., MO. Son of Mary PERRY, El Dorado, Butler Co., KS
DFD 29 Oct 1918 in France.
Buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France Plot G Row 26 Grave 6.
John Ramsey
RAMSEY John David
PFC, Medical Det (Med Corps 110 Engineers) Hq Tr, 35th Division. Enlisted Aug 1917.
Honor Roll Casualty List Oct 8, 1918.
Born 5 Apr 1889 Peterton, Osage Co., KS. Son of David Augustus & Emma C. (ANDERSON) RAMSEY, Osage City, Osage Co., KS.
KIA 4 Sept 1918 possibly in the Vosges, Alsace region of the Western Front.
Originally buried in French soil, remains returned to the US and re-interred in the Osage City Cemetery, KS Section 98, Lot D on 29 May 1921.
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RENICK, Harry Hamilton
Cpl, National Guard, A Co., 139th Infantry, 35th Division. Enlisted July 1917.
Born 12 July 1894 Hiattville, Bourbon Co., KS. Son of Robert Strother & Nancy (AURELIA) RENICK, Garden City, Lane Co., KS
MIA 30 Sept 1918 following heavy shelling in the area between the town of Exermont and the Montrebeau Woods in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
Name engraved on the Tablets of the Missing at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.
Irving Reynolds
REYNOLDS Irving Todd
Cpl, Regular Army. 5th Field Signal Battalion, 3rd Division. Enlisted August 1917 in California. Honor Roll Casualty List Sept 5, 1918.
Born 20 Apr 1890 Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS. Son of Dr. Theodore B. REYNOLDS, Topeka, KS.
KIA 15 Jul 1918 at Bois de Aigremon in the second battle of the Marne.
Buried at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France Plot A Row 22 Grave 22.
Lyman Rice
RICE Lyman E.
Pvt, 347th Ambulance Corps, 87th Division. Enlisted Sept 1917.
Honor Roll Casualty List Nov 16, 1918.
Born 13 Nov 1895 Bradford, Stark Co., IL. Son of Samuel J. & Cornelia RICE, Topeka, KS
DFD 8 Oct 1918 of dysentary complicated by pneumonia in hospital at Limoges, France.
Originally buried in the American Cemetery at Limoges, remains returned to the US and re-interred in the Topeka Cemetery Section 82, Lot 206 Interment #16333 on 8 Jan 1921.
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ROBERTS, Harry Benjamin
Pvt, D Co., 38th Infantry, 3rd Division. Enlisted Sept 1917.
Honor Roll Casualty List Feb 28, 1919.
Born 1 May 1893 Ogallah, Trego Co., KS. Son of Thomas C. ROBERTS, Tecumseh, Shawnee Co., KS KIA 9 Oct 1918 the area of the Bois de Cunel, near Romagne-sous-Montfaucon. When the 38th Infantry on the left had reached a point opposite the southern edge of Bois de Cunel, it was stopped by fire from Bois de Cunel, and from the crest of Hill 253.
Buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France Plot E Row 5 Grave 8. Marker placed in the Mission Center Cemetery, Topeka Lot 074.
 

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