McKEAN COUNTY
WORLD WAR I
137 Gold Stars

Killed in Action: 53
Died of Wounds: 20
Died of Illness: 47
Missing in Action: 3
Died Non-Battle: 3
Unknown Cause: 11
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Sergeant Edwin C. Adams

Company E, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Kane

Killed in action on 15 July 1918, in France
Buried: Mapleview Cemetery, Cohocton, NY

Second Lieutenant John Leon Allen

Hometown: Bradford

Died of illness on 30 May 1918, Camp Sherman, OH
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford

Corporal Donovan Milton Anderson

Company C, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: 109 Brook Street, Bradford
Missing in action on 9 August 1918
Age: 20

Enlisted in June 1916, serving in the Border Campaign in Mexico. Tablets of the Missing at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery Fere-en-Tardenois, France

Machinists Mate Lowell L. Andrus

Camp Great Lakes, U.S. Navy
Hometown: Rixford
Died of illness on 30 September 1918
Age: 26
Buried: Maplelawn Cemetery, Bolivar, NY

Private Don Lyman Archibald

16th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Hometown: Kane
Killed in action on 6 November 1918, France

Buried: Plot A, Row 23, Grave 23
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France

Private Walter Lavern Baker

Company E, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Kane
Died of wounds on 28 September 1918
Battle of the Argonne, France

Buried: Plot D, Row 30, Grave 18.
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France

Corporal Clea Robert Bargerstock

6th Battalion, Company D, 20th Engineers
Hometown: Kane (also Marienville)
Drowned at sea on February 5, 1918 near Island of Islay, Scotland

Bargerstock was aboard the TSS Tuscania when it was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine. The ship sunk with a loss of 489 American soldiers. He was a member of the second selective service contingent of Warren County, leaving for the service on September 19, 1917.

Private William Bateman

Hometown: Bradford
Died of illness at the Embarkation Hospital, Hoboken, NJ

Private Gerald Bates

Company C, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Bradford
Killed in action on 9 August 1918

Private Fred Herman Bloomster

Battery C, 314th Field Artillery
Hometown: Kasson, Sergeant Township
Wounded by gas in France
Died of illness on 21 March 1919 at Camp Merritt, NJ.
Age: 25
Buried: Kasson Cemetery

Private Clarence F. Boyd

Company E, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Kane
Killed in action on 15 July 1918

Private Arthur Brace

Company C, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Bradford
Died of illness at Bradford Hospital
Age: 20
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford

Private Frank D. Bryce

Camp Lee, VA
Hometown: Norwich
Died of illness on 25 December 1918
Buried: Kittaning, PA

Private Ralph L. Burdick

Company F, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Hometown: Colegrove
Killed in action on 4 November 1918
Age: 24

Buried: Plot D, Row 46, Grave 18
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France

Private Myron Daniel Burns

Company F, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Hometown: Eldred
Died of wounds on 23 July 1918
Age: 18
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Eldred

Sergeant Frank G. Burt, Jr.

Company D, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
Hometown: Port Allegany
Killed in action on 30 July 1918
Age: 21

Buried: Plot B, Row 6, Grave 1
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France

Private Charles R. Burtch

Company D, 8th Battalion, 20th Engineers
Hometown: Port Allegany
Died of illness on 14 March 1918 in France
Age: 27
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany

William Byrd

Hometown: Kane
Died: November 16, 1918

Seaman 2/c Earl J. Campbell
USS Nebraska
Hometown: Kane
Died of Illness: September 22, 1918

Private James Francis John Carlson

Company C, U.S. Marine Corps, attached to 2nd Infantry Division
Hometown: Bradford
Died of wounds on 5 October 1918 in France
Age: 19
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford

Sergeant John Franklin Carr

Company D, 19th Infantry Regiment, 18th Infantry Division
Hometown: Hazel Hurst
Died of illness on 16 December 1918 at Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX
Age: 23
Buried: Bethel Cemetery, Alexandria City, VA

Private Orlo S. Chaffee

Company I, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Port Allegany
Gassed and died of wounds on 22 August 1918
Age: 19

Private Walter Earl Cheeseman

Company C, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Hometown: Bradford
Died of illness on 2 February 1919 in Coblenz, Germany, during occupation
Age: 24
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford

First Sergeant William Robert Cleveland

51st Company, 5th Marines, U.S. Marine Corps
Hometown: Kane
Killed in action on 11 June 1918 fighting at Belleau Wood
Age: 25
Buried: Section H, Site 275, Philadelphia National Cemetery

His parents were sent a citation of bravery from the French government and the Croix de Guerre medal for extraordinary heroism in looking after his section during heavy German bombardment during an attack, keeping them together and cheering them on at all times.

Private Arthur Edward Cooney

Company G, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Hometown: Bradford
Died of wounds on 2 November 1918
Age: 31
Buried: St. Bernard Cemetery, Bradford

Private Charles Edward Courtwright

16th Battalion, Manitoba Infantry Regiment, Canadian Army
Hometown: Bradford
Killed in action on 28 April 1917
Age: 28

Buried: VIII. C. 33, Orchard Dump Cemetery
Arleux-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France

Corporal William Wallace Crawford, Jr.

Company N, 4th Battalion, 116th Engineers
Hometown: Kane
Died of illness on 14 January 1919 in France
Age: 23
Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane

Private Michael John Daly, Jr.

Company D, 2nd Battery, Field Artillery
Hometown: Kane
Died of illness on 11 October 1918 at Edgewood Arsenal, MD
Age: 31
Buried: St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane

Sergeant Horace Alvin Decker

Machine Gun Company, 112th Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Bradford (also Johnsonburg)
Died of wounds on 4 October 1918
Age: 21
Buried: Wardvale Methodist Cemetery, Johnsonburg, PA

Private George Peterson Dewey

Machine Gun Company, 112th Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Bradford
Died of wounds received during a German air raid near St. Gillis, France on 7 September 1918
Age: 19
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford

Private Alfonso Dipasquale

Company I, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Hometown: Betula
Killed in action on 8 October 1918

Buried: Plot A, Row 17, Grave 2
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France

Seaman 2/c John B. Donovan

Hometown: Kane
Died of Illness: 24 January 1918 at Norfolk, VA
Age: 19

Private Roy Albert Douglass

Company D, Machine Gun Battalion, 315th Infantry Regiment,
79th Infantry Division
Hometown: East Smethport
Died of illness on 27 November 1918 in France
Age: 22

Sergeant First Class Arthur Jacob Duggan

Chemical Warfare Service
Hometown: Bradford
Died of illness on 5 March 1919 in France
Age: 28

Buried: Plot B, Row 9, Grave 8
St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France

Private William Redrick Dunn

U.S. Marine Corps
Hometown: Barden Brook, Eldred
Drowned at sea near Haiti on 21 May 1917
Buried: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sartwell

Private Lawrence H. Durnell

Company E, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Kane (also Marienville)
Killed in Action: 1918
Buried: North Forest & St. Ann's Cemetery, Jenks Twp

Private Francis Guy Dwyer

2nd Company, 505th Regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Eastern Ontario Regiment
Hometown: Port Allegany
Killed in action on 4 February 1915 in France
Age: 20

First McKean County soldier killed in World War I

Buried: III. D. 4., Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3., Idaho, Belgium



Corporal Floyd H. English

Company E, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division
Hometown: near Kinzua
Killed in action on 29 September 1918 in Argonne Forest
Age: 33

Buried: Plot B, Row 21, Grave 13
Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France

Memorial Stone: Willow Dale Cemetery, Bradford, PA

Corporal Edwin E. Ferguson
Company E, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Kane
Killed in Action: Sept 27, 1918 at Argonne Forest
Age: 19
Buried: Zion (Sigel Rd) Cemetery, Howe, PA

Theodore A. Ferguson
Company E, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Kane
Died: 1918
Age: 23
Buried: Zion (Sigel Rd) Cemetery, Howe, PA

Corporal Fay F. Fessenden

310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division
Hometown: Port Allegany
Killed in action on 22 September 1918 in France

Buried: Plot C, Row 7, Grave 1
St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France

Hospital Apprentice 2/c William H. Fitzsimmons

Company B, Camp Perry, U.S. Navy
Hometown: Kane
Died of illness on 22 September 1918 at Great Lakes, IL
Age: 26
Buried: St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane

Sergeant Major Edmond P. Freeman

Machine Gun Company, 329th Regiment, 83 Infantry Division
Hometown: Bradford
Died of illness on 30 September 1918 at Camp Merritt, NJ
Age: 26
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford

Private First Class Claire Burdette Gallup

80th Military Police Company
Hometown: Colegrove
Died of illness on 22 December 1918
Age: 24
Buried: Colegrove Cemetery, Norwich Township

Private William H. Gardner

5th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
Hometown: Bradford
Died of wounds on 28 June 1918 in France

Buried: Plot A, Row 3, Grave 50
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France

Private John Ralph Gifford

11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division
Hometown: Crosby
Killed in action on 10 November 1918 in France
Age: 30

Buried: Plot B, Row 30, Grave 13
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France
Marker also at Colegrove Cemetery, Norwich Township

Private Ralph K. Gould

Battery D, 323rd Field Artillery
Hometown: Wetmore Township
Died of illness on 2 January 1919
Kane WWI Memorial

Private Greg E. Green

Company A, 302nd Machine Gun Battalion, 91st Infantry Division
Hometown: Port Allegany
Killed in action on 31 October 1918 in France
Age: 31
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany

Private Lloyd L. Guyer

Company 30, 153rd Depot Brigade, Camp Dix, NJ
Hometown: Kane
Died of illness on 4 October 1918
Age: 28
Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane

Harmon Dunn Hall

5th Company, 1st Regiment, French Foreign Legion
Hometown: Bradford
Killed in action on 15 June 1915
Age: 24

Enlisted in the Foreign Legion at Laon, France in October 1914.

Corporal Harold Oscar Hallberg

Company E, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Kane
Killed in action on 25 July 1918
Age: 21

Buried: Plot A, Row 16, Grave 38
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France

Private Lee Alfred Hanks

Company E, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Wetmore Township
Killed in action on 7 October 1918 in the Argonne
Age: 20

Glenn Homer Henderson

Company C, 213th Regiment, Engineer Recruitment Battalion
Hometown: Port Allegany
Died of illness on 25 October 1918 at Camp Forest, GA
Age: 21
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany

Private Henry Lawrence Herzog

Company D, 111th Engineers, 36th Infantry Division
Hometown: Farmers Valley
Died of illness on 14 December 1917
Age: 27
Buried: Smith Cemetery, Farmers Valley

Private John William Hill

Company C, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Hometown: Bradford
Died of wounds on 9 September 1918

Private Charles W. Hoadley

Company I, 108th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
Hometown: Bradford
Killed in action on 25 August 1918
Age: 25
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford

Captain Oscar William Hogstedt

Company D, 132nd Infantry, Sour Lake, TX
Hometown: Colegrove
Accidentally shot in the neck while on guard duty and died on 7 November 1917.
Age: 35
Buried: Colegrove Cemetery, Norwich Township

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