The Lost Faces of World War One — Part Ten

This is the continuation of a series of stories about men who died in World War 1, and whose photographs appeared in a publication called “Our Nation’s Roll of Honor.” The original post and explanation can be found at this link.  There will also be a complete listing of all the names researched at that same blog post.

LOST FACES OF WORLD WAR ONE: Our Nation’s Roll of Honor — Part Ten


HINCKLEY Henry Peckville PAPrivate Henry O. Hinckley
Peckville,  PA
Killed in Action

Henry O. Hinckley was born abt 1892 in Dickson City PA, son of William & Celia (Higgins) Hinckley.   He had a sister, Viola H. (Hinckley) Randall [Mrs. Burt L.] who applied for his tombstone in 1928.

He served starting on 16 June 1917 as a Private in Co. L, 13th Infantry PA, that became Co. L, 109th Infantry during World War 1.  He died 24 August 1918 [or 31 August 1918 according to his tombstone application] in France, killed in action.  Pvt. Henry O. Hinckley is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore, Lackawanna Co., PA


HOOPINGARNER M D Burr Oak MichiganMyrl Darwin Hoopingarner
White Pigeon,  Michigan
Killed in Action

Myrl Darwin Hoopingarner was born 28 July 1895 in Sturgis, St. Joseph Co., Michigan, son of Son of Jacob Darwin and Hanna Ellen (Good) Hoopingarner.  In 1900 he was living in Sturgis, Michigan with his family, including a sibling, Opal.  By 1910 he also had a brother Revere, when his family had moved to Lagrange County, Indiana.

Myrl D. Hoopingarner entered military service as a Private on 20 September 1917 at Lagrange, Indiana, and was sent to Camp Taylor, Kentucky.  He was then transferred to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. From here he was assigned to Company D, 12th Machine Gun Battalion.  He was sent overseas in June 1918. [Indiana Historical Collections].

Myrl D. Hoopingarner was killed in action on 12 August 1918 at Aisne, France.  He was buried at the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Ville Savoy, Aisne, France.

HORNBY William Fall River MAPrivate William H. Hornby
Fall River, Mass
Died of Wounds

William H. Hornby was born 13 Jan 1897, in Fall River,  Massachusetts, son of
Joseph & Esther A. (Orrell/Dagnall) Hornby.  In 1900 he was living in Fall River MA with his family, and siblings: John, Joseph, and Jane.

William H. Hornby was a Private in the United States Army during WW1, serving in the 1st Engineer Regiment, 1st Division. He was killed in action (or died of wounds) on 30 May 1918, and buried  at Plot D Row 22 Grave 11 in the Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France.

Boston Post, Boston MA 11 June 1918:  Private William H. Hornby, 21, of West Bridgewater, died of wounds May 30, says the telegraph received by his father, Joseph Hornby. He enlisted in Providence in April 1917. He was a graduate of the Border City Grammar School and had been employed by the Border City mills. His brother John is in a machine gun unit at Camp Devens and his brother Joseph is in France with the regular infantry.


HOSKINS Stephen P Warren PALieut. Stephen P. Hoskins
Warren,  Pennsylvania
Killed in Action

Stephen Paul Hoskins was born 22 May 1891 in Erie, PA, son of William S. & Mary Etta (Thayer) Hoskins.  He worked for Westinghouse Electric as a research engineer.

Stephen P Hoskins was in Co. G 319th Infantry, Sgt Nov 3, 1917. Sent overseas May 17, 1918, honorably discharged 8 July 1918 to accept commission to Lieut.

He was 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving in the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division. He was killed in action on 2 November 1918, and is buried at Plot B Row 45 Grave 33 in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.    There is a centopath in his memory located in Oakland Cemetery, Warren Co. PA.


hUBBARD Eugene Chatham NJ Lieut. Eugene P. Hubbard
Chatham, New Jersey
Killed in Action

Eugene Plinius Hubbard was born 16 Dec 1894 Chicago IL, son of Moses G. & Wilhemina “Mina” (Hildebrand) Hubbard.  In 1900 he was living with his family in Ridley Park, Delaware Co, PA, with brother Moses Gilbert, and by 1910 they were living in Chatham, Morris Co. NJ.  Eugene’s father Moses was a machinist and ventilation repairman.

1917 Middlebury College Yearbook (VT) biography page.

1917 Middlebury College Yearbook (VT) biography page for Eugene Plinius Hubbard.

Eugene P. Hubbard attended Middlebury College in Vermont. “In the year 1917, 58 Middlebury students enlisted in the armed forces to fight in the First World War. One of that group, Eugene P. Hubbard ’17 a science and literature student of Chatham, New Jersey, was killed in action the following spring.” [Viginette: Middlebury College]. He was a candidate ROT Camp, Plattsburgh Barracks.

At the time of his death he held the rank of Second Lieutnant, U.S. Army Unit, 1st Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Division. He was killed in action on May 28, 1918, and is buried in Plot B Row 31 Grave 14, Somme American Cemetery.


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