Friday, June 30, 2017

Two Died in WWI

September 3, 1918 Vincennes Commercial   (WWI)

Two Lawrence County boys have given their lives to the service of their country, one in training camp and the other in action according to telegrams received Sunday by their parents. 

Clyde C. Miller, son of Joseph Miller of near Pinkstaff, died Sunday at Camp Merritt. The telegram to Mr. Miller contained no further information of the sickness or death of his son. Young Miller was one of the boys leaving Lawrenceville with the April contingent. He was sent to Camp Dix, later being transferred to Camp Merritt.

A telegram was received by A. C. Metrie of Russellville from Adj. Gen. McCain stating that his son Charles Jones, was killed in action in France on August 2. No further particulars were received. Jones entered the Army from Vincennes May 18, being employed in a mine at Bicknell prior to that time. 

Several Lawrence County boys have appeared on the casualty list since the American soldiers have been in the thick of fighting. Some of them were killed in action, others wounded, and still others, missing in action