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 Six
Albert Leroy Cox was born 14 October 1893, at Cambridge, Washington Co., Idaho, son of Jerome B. & Alice (Womack) Cox. Prior to the war he was employed as a sheep shearer, at the Cambridge Sheep Shearing Co. In 1900 he was living with his family in Salubria, Washington Co., Idaho. His siblings included: Cora Cox (b. Oct 1881), Carrie Cox (b. Feb 1884), John Cox (b. Aug 1885), Frank Cox (b. May 1887), Phoebe Cox (b. Sep 1891), Ella Cox (b. April 1893), Charles Cox (b. March 1896) and Bryan Cox (b. March 1897).
During WW1 he served as a Private, U.S. Army, 18th Regiment, 1st Division. At first listed as missing in action, he was deemed to have died on May 29, 1918. He is listed on the “Tablets of the Missing,” at Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France. He reportedly is buried on the Cox Farmland, Washington Co. Idaho, however this may be a cenotaph.
Paul F. Cross was born 5 October 1897, the son of Rev. Samuel J. & Mayme A. (Sterett) Cross.
He enlisted 7 April 1917 and was assigned to Battery E 150th Regiment. He was killed in action, on 5 June 1918 in France.
The 17 June 1918 edition of The Indianapolis News stated: Shelbyville Ind., June 17–“The Shelbyville school board has adopted resolutions expressing sympathy in the death of Paul F. Cross, the first Shelbyville boy to be killed in France. Cross was in Battery E., 150th field artillery, and was a member of the senior class of the Shelbyville high school when he enlisted.”
A newspaper at the Indiana USGenWeb page indicates: “son of Rev. S.J. Cross, promininent minister in Shelbyville. They established the Paul Cross award for outstanding basketball player. Created in 1920 by the Cross family in honor of their son, Paul, who was killed in battle on June 5, 1918 in France, the medal is bestowed annually to a member of the boys basketball team that best displays loyalty, sportsmanship and ability.”
His parent’s grave in Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Indiana includes an “in memory of” portion. It is unknown if he is buried here, or whether this is a cenotaph.
Edward F. McCutheon/McCutcheon was born in January 1897 in Brooklyn, New York, son of Joseph & Catherine McCutcheon. His parents were from Cadder Eastern District, Co., Lanarkshire, Scotland. They had immigrated to the United States by 1892 when they are shown in the Brooklyn NY census. He had siblings, Annie, Nellie/Helen, Margaret, and James.
Edward F. McCutheon [sic] enlisted in the regular army, 29 March 1917 at Fort Slocum NY, at the age of 22-1/2 years, as a private. He was Private 1cl on 1 September 1917 and then Corporal on 5 September 1917.
He served in Company A., 23rd Infantry until his death. He was killed in action on 12 June 1918. His burial location is unknown.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn NY) 24 June 1918, reported: “The death in action of Corporal Edward F. McCutcheon, 22 years old, of 81 Congress street, on June 12, was reported in yesterday’s Eagle. Corporal McCutcheon joined the army one month before this country declared war and went across with the Twenty-third Infantry, U.S.A., which was one of the first units to see action on the western front. Corporal McCutcheon lived in Brooklyn all his life. He was a graduate of St. Peter’s Parochial School and was well known for his athletic ability. Before he enlisted he lived with his sister, Mrs. Helen Kennedy. Mrs. Kennedy was one of the seven persons illed in the collapse of a building at Atlantic avenue and Furman street, several months ago. The corporal has one brother, James McCutcheon, who lives at 64 Amity street and a married sister in the West. Just a week before the news of his death his brother received a letter from him in which he said that he was glad to be in France and hoped to see the thing through, but that he never expected to see Brooklyn again.”
Donald F. Duncan was born August 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of John Andrew & Josephine Angelique (Smith) Duncan. His family has lived in St. Joseph, Missouri, for many years, where he attended school, finishing at Culver Military Academy, Indiana.
Donald F. Duncan enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, and was commissioned a second lieutenant of marines about 1909, and served in Nicaragua, Guam, Panama and off the coast of Mexico. He was promoted to the captaincy about 1916. His regiment, the 6th Marines, sailed overseas in January of 1918. Besides his parents, a sister and brother lived in St. Joseph. Capt. Richard S. Duncan of the 49th Infantry was his brother.
He died, killed in action, on June 6 1918 by enemy shell fire. His remains was buried by Chaplain of 23rd Inf in cemetery in France., Chateau-Thierry. [Originally buried Gr. 90, Plot 2, Sec. D 1764 Amer Conc. Cty, Belleau, Aisne France, Monument. C.R. September 1921]. He was re-interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 3, Site 4001. [more photographs of him at Find-A-Grave].
Stanislaw Dziengeleski served as a private in the U.S. Army, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division. He died on the battlefields of France, on 26 September 1918, and is buried at St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France, Plot C, Row 2, Grave 3.
At the time of his death, the military contacted Bolelaw Konezek, 644 Courtlandt Street, Perth Amboy, NJ. I have been unable to discover the background of Stanislaw Dziengeleski. He MAY have been the following: In October of 1907, a Wladislaw Dziengeleski, Polish, born 1888, arrived on the ship Cassel from Bremen, Germany to Baltimore Maryland, last residence: Russia. Friend: Jan Muikolowiez.