An Independent Research Project by Site Superintendent Cynde Georgen

     
THE FOLLOWING LIST of Sheridan County war casualties is taken from the pages of In the World War, Sheridan area newspaper accounts, cemetery records, military records and other sources. Most of the men were residents of Sheridan, but several were from neighboring communities in southern Montana. Others did not live in Sheridan, but chose to enlist there. 


The information taken from newspaper records is not always accurate. In November 1918, for example, The Sheridan Enterprise reported that Corporal Samuel J. Irons had appeared on a casualty list for his home community of Walsenburg, Colorado. An unmarried coal miner working in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, Irons had enlisted in Sheridan in November 1917, and served with the Army's Coast Artillery Corps. Although his death was reported to have happened in Europe, he actually survived the war, married, had children, and lived in southeastern Colorado until his death in 1955.


KILLED IN ACTION, DIED OF WOUNDS, MISSING IN ACTION, LOST AT SEA


  • BARBER, Grant Merritt - Age 17; a resident of Greybull WY (enlisted in Sheridan); saw overseas service with the Wyoming National Guard Field Artillery; killed at Champagne Marne in 1918; buried at the Aisne Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France
  • BITZER, George - Age 30; from Verona; saw overseas service with the Wyoming National Guard Field Artillery; killed at Champagne Marne; buried at the Oise Aisne American Cemetery in Fere en Tardenois, France
  • COFFIN, Allen R - Age 23; a married forest ranger from Bridger MT; saw overseas service with the Wyoming National Guard Field Artillery; killed in France in 1918; buried at the Aisne Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France
  • CROW, John - Age 18; an unmarried man from Parkman; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed at Meuse Argonne in 1918; buried at the Meuse Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne, France
  • EATON, Roy Henry "Spuds" - Age 25; an unmarried farmer from Verona; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed at Badonvillier in 1918; buried at the Meuse Argonne American Cemetery at Romagne, France; later reinterred in Pleasonton NE
  • EVANS, Edwin Van Meter - Age 22; an unmarried man from Boulder CO; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; reported missing in action at Soissons in 1918; memorialized at the Aisne Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France
  • FASBENDER, Harry Vail - Age 34; an unmarried farmer from Arvada; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed in France; buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA
  • FISHER, John C. - Age 18; from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; died of wounds in France in 1918; buried in France
  • FOSTER, Otto "Birdy" - Age 27; a professional soldier from Fort Mackenzie; saw overseas action with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed in France in 1918; buried at the Oise Aisne American Cemetery in Fere en Tardenois, France
  • FROST, Elvin - Age 23; an unmarried farmer from Clearmont; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army; killed at Cantigny in 1918; buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA
  • FROST, Robert H. - Age 32; an unmarried ice deliveryman from Sheridan; saw overseas service in the U. S. Army; killed in Europe in 1918
  • GROSKA, Alois Paul - Age 23; an unmarried miner from Dietz; saw service with the U. S. Army Field Artillery; shipwrecked off the coast of Ireland in 1918; died of pneumonia in Ireland in 1918; buried at Kilchoman Military Cemetery in Isle of Islay, Scotland
    HEATON, Glen S. - Age 27; from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed in France in 1918; buried at the Meuse Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne, France
  • KILLIAN, Albert S. - Age 19; an unmarried man from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed in France in 1918; buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA
  • LIVINGSTON, Frank T. - Age 29; home town not given; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed at Meuse Argonne in 1918; buried in France
  • MURRAY, Raymond L. - Age 36; home town not given; saw overseas service with the Wyoming National Guard; killed at Meuse Argonne in 1918; buried at British Military Cemetery in St. Souplet, France; reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA
  • PORTER, Guy Alvin - Age 25; a married baker from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed at Meuse Argonne in 1918; buried at the Meuse Argonne Cemetery in Romagne, France
  • PRATT, Arthur F. - Age not given; home town not given; saw overseas service with the Wyoming National Guard; killed in Europe in 1918
  • PRICHARD, Carlyle Henry - Age 23; an unmarried teamster from Carneyville; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed in France in 1918; buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA
  • PURKEY, Leonard C. - Age 24; an unmarried resident of Greybull WY (enlisted in Sheridan); saw overseas service with the Wyoming National Guard Field Artillery; killed by poison gas in 1918; buried in Greybull
  • QUINN, Claud Lloyd - Age 22; an unmarried butcher from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; died of effects of mustard gas at Chateau-Thierry in 1918; buried at French Military Cemetery in Baccarat, France
  • ROSS, Harry J. - Age 26; an unmarried resident of Thornton WY (enlisted in Sheridan); saw overseas service with the U. S. Army; killed in France in 1918; buried in France; reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA
  • SMITH, Emmett C. - Age 29; an unmarried farmer from Hardin MT; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Field Artillery; killed in France in 1918; buried at the Somme American Cemetery in Bony, France
  • SMITH, Frank H. - Age 27; an unmarried resident of Decker MT; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed in France in 1918
  • SNYDER, Mack William - Age 25; an unmarried farmer from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the Wyoming National Guard Field Artillery; wounded at Chateau-Thierry; died in 1918; buried at the Oise Aisne American Cemetery in Fere en Tradenois, France
  • THOMAS, Clyde Henry - Age 22; from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Signal Corps; killed at Meuse-Argonne in 1918; buried at Charpentry, France
  • VINE, Harold Franklin - Age 31; an unmarried farmer from Dayton; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed at Meuse Argonne in 1918; buried at the Meuse Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne France
  • WEISBORD, Harry - Age 22; an unmarried clothier from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; killed at Meuse Argonne in 1918; buried at the Meusse Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne, France



DIED OF BATTLE WOUNDS SHORTLY AFTER THE END OF THE WAR 


  • DYKES, Roy Ellsworth - Age 24; an unmarried farmer from Clearmont; saw overseas service with the Wyoming National Guard Field Artillery; died of war wounds in Europe in 1919; buried in Buffalo WY
  • LEWIS, Ernest J. - Age 23; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; died of wounds in 1918; buried in France
  • LEWIS, Frederick Harold - Age 24; an unmarried sheepherder from Decker MT; saw overseas service with the Canadian Overseas Railroad Construction Corps; gassed in France; died in 1920; buried in Sheridan



DEATH BY ACCIDENT, MISADVENTURE OR UINSPECIFIED CAUSES


  • COX, Johnny F. - Age 20; from Dayton; saw overseas service with the Wyoming National Guard Field Artillery; died of an accidental gunshot wound in France in 1918; buried in France; reinterred at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington VA
  • GARBUTT, John Donald - Age 21; an aeronautics instructor from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Air Corps; killed in an airplane training accident at Carruthers Field TX in 1919; buried in Sheridan
  • MILLER, Floyd - Age 18; an unmarried man from Sheridan; saw Mexican border service with the U. S. Cavalry; died in a trench cave-in at Hidalgo, Mexico in 1919; buried in Hastings NE
  • MURRAY, Joe - Age not given; a married man frm Sheridan; saw overseas service; died of unspecified causes; buried in France; reinterred at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery in 1921
  • TAYLOR, Murray D. - Age 18; from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Cavalry; died of unspecified causes at Camp Furling NM in 1918; buried in Sheridan



DIED OF DISEASE


  • ADSIT, Roy Deam - Age 27; a married railroad blacksmith from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the U S Army Quartermaster Corps; died of influenza at Fort Bliss TX in 1918; buried in Sheridan
  • BUFFUM, Paul Lewis - Age 18; an unmarried student from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the Student Training Corps; died of influenza at Fort Collins CO in 1918; buried in Sheridan
  • CAREY, Albert C. - Age 22; an electrician from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the U S Army; died of influenza and pneumonia at Colorado Springs, CO; buried in Burlingame KS
  • CORTH, William - Age 25; an unemployed married man from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the U S Army; died of an unspecified illness in 1918
  • DAVIS, Lester Blair - Age 24; an unmarried farmhand from Dayton; saw overseas service with the U S Army Hospital Corps; died of pneumonia in France in 1918; buried in France; reinterred in Dayton
  • DEVINE, Lawrence Asa - Age 26; an unmarried farmer from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the U S Army Infantry; died of influenza at Camp Fremont CA in 1918; buried in Sheridan
  • FERRIS, Charles - Age not given; from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the U S Army; died of an unspecified disease in France
    FLEMING, Archard G. - Age 21; a farmer from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Infantry; died of influenza at Camp Funston KS in 1918
  • FRENCH, Leroy - Age 31; a married pipefitter from Sheridan; saw stateside service in the U. S. Army Infantry; died of influenza in Los Angeles CA in 1918; buried in Sheridan
  • GLENN, Cyrus Jay - Age 24; an unmarried farmer from Kirby MT; saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Infantry; died of pneumonia at Harrisburg PA; buried in Sheridan
  • KUSEL, George C. - Age 29; an unmarried farmer from Big Horn; saw service with the U. S. Army Replacements; died of an unspecified disease en route to France in 1918; buried at sea; memorialized at the Suresnes American Cemtery in Suresnes, France
  • LEWIS, Enos D. - Age 19; from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; died of pneumonia at Brest in 1918; buried in France
  • LUKE, E. J. - Age not given; from Dayton; saw service overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces; died of pneumonia in England in 1917
  • MATES, James - Age 27; an unmarried farmer from Kooi; saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Medical Corps; died of pneumonia at Fort Lewis WA in 1918; buried in Sheridan
    MATTESON, Verl - Age 21; from Buffalo WY (enlisted in Sheridan); saw statewide service with the U. S. Army; died of pneumonia at Omaha NE in 1918; buried in Buffalo
  • McLENNAN, Merrill Dewey - Age 19; an unmarried man from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the U. S. Navy; died of a combination of measles, mumps, pleurisy and pneumonia at Mare Island CA in 1917; buried in Sheridan
  • OVERTON, Oakley Day - Age 28; an unmarried farmer from Clearmont; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Medical Corps; died of pneumonia in France; buried at the Oise Aisne American Cemetery in Fere en Tardenois, France
  • PAUL, Peter John - Age 27; an unmarried garage worker from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Infantry; died of heart trouble at Camp Lewis WA in 1918; buried in Sheridan
  • PEDERSON, Peter R - Age 21; an unmarried man from Sheridan; saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Air Service; died of pneumonia at Camp Jackson SC in 1918; buried in Sheridan
  • ROUSH, Ivan L. - Age 18; from Sheridan WY; saw service on the Mexican border with the Wyoming National Guard; died of scarlet fever and pneumonia at Camp Merritt NJ in 1918; buried in Sheridan
  • ROE, Eddie Philip - Age 21; a former resident of Sheridan; saw stateside service with the Student Training Corps; died of influenza at Colorado College in Colorado Springs CO in 1918; buried in Buffalo WY
  • SPANGLER, Robert Watson - Age 26; former resident of Wolf; saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Signal Corps; died of natural causes at Fort Sill OK in 1918; buried in Pittsburgh PA
  • SURRENA, Jess A. - Age 23; a married farmer from Carroll; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; died of bronchitis at Aix le Baines in 1918; buried in France
  • SWANSON, Nels G. - Age not given; from Sheridan; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Engineers; died of influenza in France in 1918; buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne, France
  • TOBEY, Clyde - Age 27; a married locomotive fireman from Kirby WY (enlisted in Sheridan); saw overseas action with the Wyoming National Guard Field Artillery; died of pneumonia at Coblenz in 1919; buried at the American Cemetery in Coblenz, Germany; reinterred in Sheridan
  • WEST, Robert R. - Age 30; a married resident of Winchester WY (enlisted in Sheridan); saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Balloon Corps; died of pneumonia at Fort Omaha NE in 1918; buried in Sheridan
  • WILLEY, Spencer Dunning - Age 25; an unmarried resident of Decker MT (enlisted in Sheridan); saw overseas servcie with the U. S. Army; died of influenza and pneumonia in France in 1918; buried in in France; reinterred at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery in 1921
  • WILLIAMS, Claude Asa - Age 26; an unmarried farmer from Ucross; saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Trench Mortar Battery; died of influenza at Camp Knox KY in 1918; buried in Sheridan
  • WOODARD, Murdie - Age 18; a resident of Belle Fourche SD; (enlisted in Sheridan); saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Signal Corps; died of pneumonia in 1918; buried in France; reinterred in Long Beach CA
  • YARDLEY, Luther Thentres - Age 23; a farmer from Arvada; saw overseas service with the U. S. Army Infantry; died of an unspecified disease in France in 1918; buried in Sheridan
  • ZUCK, Carl Lester - Age 28; a married farmer from Ucross; saw stateside service with the U. S. Army Ambulance Service; died of pneumonia at Fort Riley KS in 1918; buried in Buffalo WY

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War Dead of the Sheridan Area

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 State Historic Site