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World War I Gold Star List
Casualties
Columbia County, Wisconsin

This list is comprised of 57 men and one woman who lost their lives in service to our country during World War I. *Enlisted from outside Columbia Co., but native to the county


Ashley, Irving, 20, Portage; private 16th infantry; Wisconsin National Guard; Soissons; Killed in action July 18, 1918

Breneman, Maurice Wilson, 22, Pardeeville; Student Army Training Corps, Kansas City; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 4, 1918

Buglas, Kenneth G., 23, Portage; private 1st class 128th infantry; Died of wounds July 19, 1918.

Byam, Cheney A., 28, married, Portage; private Central Officers' Training School, Camp Taylor; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 10, 1918

Christopherson, Otto, 25, Kilbourn; private 343rd infantry; overseas; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 1, 1918

Cleary, Thomas W., 25, Portage; Wisconsin National Guard; private 1st class 128th infantry, 16th infantry; Killed in action May 11, 1918

Clemmons, Louis, 30, Portage; private 7th infantry; Killed in action October 15, 1918

Cole, Edgar E., Fall River; private 334th infantry; Died of disease (pneumonia) November 6, 1918

Cook, William G., 24, Poynette; private 27th recruit company, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 20, 1918

Crombie, William Carlton, 21, Fall River; private Student Army Training Corps, Kansas City; Died of disease (influenza) October 4, 1918

Dahl, Levi E., 35, Lodi; private 75th Coast Artillery Corps; overseas; Died of disease (scarlet fever) October 19, 1918

De la Ronde, Nelson R., 23, Portage; Wisconsin National Guard; private 1st class 16th infantry; Killed in action July 23, 1918

Devine, Leo A., 30, Portage; private 148th infantry; overseas; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 25, 1918

Donahue, Earl P., 22, Doyleston; Student Army Training Corps University of Wisconsin; Died of disease (influenza and pneumonia) October 30, 1918

Gehr, Lee W., 25, Portage; private 16th infantry; Montdidier-Noyon, Aisne-Marne, defense sector; Killed in action July 20, 1918

Grabman, Carl Edward, 23, Portage; private 310th infantry; died of wounds November 3, 1918

Groves, Elma, 30, Lodi; Nurse, Base Hospital No. 4 and General Hospital No. 9; Died of disease October 19, 1918

Hageman, Roy Henry, 22, Lodi; private unassigned; U.S.; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 18, 1918

Hancock, Eugene H.,26, Fall River; private 331st field artillery; Died of disease April 4, 1918

Hatzinger, John Edward, 22, Fall River; private Medical Department replacement unit 36; overseas; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 7, 1918

Heller, Frank Emil, 19, Portage; private Student Army Training Corps University of Wisconsin; U.S.; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 13, 1918

Hudson, Henry J., 23, Portage; corporal 16th infantry; St. Mihiel, Argonne Forest, Soissons; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 17, 1918

Iven, Ole, 26, Poynette; private 161st depot brigade; U.S.; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 5, 1918

Jerred, Harry D., 22, Pardeeville; Wisconsin National Guard; corporal 127th infantry; Alsace, Chateau Thierry; Died of wounds September 6, 1918

Johnson, Derastus Clifton, 21, Poynette; landsman for electric radio; Died Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., September 29, 1918

Jones, David G., 22, Pardeeville; corporal 47th infantry; Killed in action August 7, 1918

Kohler, Orris C., 26, Portage; 2nd Lieutenant 337th infantry, Camp Custer; Died of disease (pneumonia) January 13, 1918

Kohn, Allen J., 24, Lodi; private 161st depot brigade, Camp Lee, Va.; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 14, 1918

Koppelmeyer, Walter, Portage; corporal 128th infantry; Killed in action September 7, 1918

Krech, William, Portage; Wisconsin National Guard; private 16th infantry; Killed in action July 18, 1918

Larkin, Harold, 27, Kilbourn; Wisconsin National Guard; corporal 128th infantry; Soissons; cited for bravery; Killed in action August 30, 1918

*Leisner, William, 24, Marcellon; Killed in action October 9, 1918, buried outside Verdun, France.

Lester, Dudley J., 20, Portage; private 16th infantry; Montdidier-Noyon, defense sector; Died of wounds June 26, 1918

Lynch, Francis T., 22, Pardeeville; private 331st field artillery; U.S.; Died of disease (empyema) April 4, 1918

McDermott, Francis E., 23, Portage; private Medical Department Enlisted Reserve Corps; U.S.; Died of disease (pneumonia) December 8, 1918

Maynard, Merton, 20, Lodi; Wisconsin National Guard; private 1st class 128th infantry; 2Marne; Killed in action August 1, 1918

Morris, Keith L., 25, Kilbourn; corporal 311th supply train; overseas; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 11, 1918

Mosher, Arthur D., 25, Pardeeville; private 353rd infantry; Bois de Bantheville, Argonne-Meuse; Died of disease (meningitis) February 8, 1919

Mulcahy, Richard, 31, Portage; Wisconsin National Guard; 1st Lieutentant 128th infantry; Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; Killed in Action November 10, 1918

O'Connell, Ray T., 23, Kilbourn; Wisconsin National Guard; private 16th infantry; Soissons; Died of wounds July 21, 1918

Ostrander, Albert H., 21, Columbus; private 28th infantry; Soissons, Cantigny; Died of wounds July 18, 1918

Rasmussen, John, Portage; sergeant 128th infantry; Died of wounds December 9, 1918

Richards, Charles O., 21, Lodi; private 161st depot brigade; U.S.; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 3, 1918

Rose, Harold H., 23, Poynette; sergeant 333rd field artillery Medical Department, Camp Grant; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 3, 1918

Ryan, Walter F., 22, Portage; private 16th infantry; Cantigny; Died of wounds May 9, 1918

Schlugen, Ernest, 22, Lodi; private 128th infantry; 2Marne; Died of wounds August 1, 1918

Schwanz, Carl H., 29, Portage; private 1st class 16th infantry; Killed in action July 18, 1918

Senft, Julius Theodore, 22, Rio; private 310th infantry; Champignelles; Killed in action November 1, 1918

Shepherd, Clyde, 24, Poynette; private 309th infantry, 148th infantry; Heurne; Killed in action October 31, 1918

Siegert, Otto Gustav, 21, Columbus; private 161st depot brigade; U.S.; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 5, 1918

Smith, Ben H., 24, Lodi; private 331st field artillery; U.S.; Died of disease (pericarditis) February 21, 1918

Smith, Harry P., 21, married, Portage; private 311th supply train; U.S.; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 25, 1918

Smith, Lester Horatio, 21, Columbus; private Student Army Training Corps, Kansas City; Died of disease (pneumonia) October 7, 1918

Steiner, Robert L., 25, Wyocena; machine gun training center, Camp Hancock, Ga.; Died of disease (pneumonia) December 20, 1918

Voigt, William W., 25, Portage; private 16th infantry; Killed in action July 19, 1918

White, Marcellus, 21, Portage; Wisconsin National Guard; private 1st class 16th infantry; Killed in action July 18, 1918

Winn, Alonzo K., 21, Portage; corporal 331st field artillery; U.S.; Died of disease (nephritis) February 21, 1918

Winn, Carl Francis, 28, Portage; gunnery sergeant 67th company 5th regiment; Toulon, Aisne defensive, Chateau Thierry; Killed in action June 6, 1918 (Four years prior service in Marine Corps.)

Wood, Harold H., 29, Morrisonville; private motor truck division, Camp Hancock, Ga., Died of disease (pneumonia) August 9, 1918

 

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