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  • Collection: West Alabamians in World War I

Clarence J Smith 3-1-18.jpg
Pvt. Clarence J. Smith of Eutaw, died of meningitis while serving in France during World War I. At the time of his death Pvt. Smith was serving with the 167th Infantry, 42nd Division. More information on Pvt. Smith can be found at this site:…

John Smith Henry Jr 5-10-18.jpg
Pvt. John Smith Henry Jr. was killed on May 3, 1918, while serving with United States Army Ambulance Service. Pvt. Henry was a 1913 graduate of the University of Alabama where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. Pvt. Henry was originally from…

Elijah F Pettis 6-2-18.jpg
Sgt. Elijah F. Pettis died of his wounds in May 1918 after being wounded somewhere in France. Sgt. Pettis was listed as being from Gordo, Alabama. More information on the death of Sgt. Pettis can be found at this site:…

Richard Wells Murphy 6-18-18.jpg
Lt. Richard W. Murphy was killed on June 7, 1918, while serving with the United States Marine Corps at Belleau Wood, France. Lt. Murphy was the son of Matthew and Adelaide Murphy of Greensboro. More information on Lt. Murphy can be found at this site…

Jessie Pearson 6-28-18.jpg
Pvt. Jessie Pearson of Cottondale was killed on June 16, 1918, while serving with Company D, 11th Infantry. Pvt. Pearson was the son of Mr. James R. Pearson. Pvt. Pearson's grave information can be found here:…

Eldridge W Maynor 7-1-18.jpg
Lt. Eldridge W. Maynor was killed on June 25, 1918, in France. Lt. Maynor was originally from Blount County, Alabama but came to the University of Alabama in 1912. Lt. Maynor was a popular student who was a star football player. More information can…

William A Farris 7-21-18.jpg
Pvt. William A Farris died July 9, 1918, while serving 167th Infantry, 42nd Division. Pvt. Farris was the son of Mr. J.S. Farris of Tuscaloosa. More information on Pvt. Farris can be found at this…

Stephen McGroarty 7-25-18.jpg
2Lt. Stephen McGroarty was killed on June 15, 1918, while serving with the 2nd Engineers, 2nd Division. Lt. McGroarty was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGroarty who were Tuscaloosa residents for many years before moving to Virginia. More…

Charles A Lewis 8-4-1918.jpg
Lt. Charles A. Lewis died on July 16, 1918 from wounds suffered while serving with the 38th Infantry. Lt. Lewis was a 1916 graduate of the University of Alabama Law School. Following graduation Lt. Lewis practiced law in Fayette, Alabama before…

Anders Laycock 8-5-18.jpg
Cpl. Anders Laycock was killed on July 15, 1918, while serving with the 167th Infantry, 42nd Division. Cpl. Laycock was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Laycock of Northport. A photo of Cpl. Laycock can be found on his findagrave site at this link:…
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