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Jackson County World War I Casualties

HONOR ROLL OF JACKSON COUNTY MEN IN LATE WAR
    The following "honor roll" of boys who were killed, or died of disease in the world war, was furnished by County Clerk Florey. Anyone knowing others will please report to the county clerk. If there are any corrections in the dates or places, notify Mr. Florey. It is desired to make the roll complete.
    Adams, Ernest--Private, Aero Squadron, Medford; died of the result of aeroplane accident, June 26, 1918.
    Applegate, Willis I.--Private, Engineers, Jacksonville; died of pneumonia, February 2, 1918.
    Barber, Newell C.--Second Lieutenant, Air Service Signal Corps, Medford; killed in action, August 11, 1918.
    Bateman, Lawrence S.--Private, Infantry, Medford; died of pneumonia, October 31, 1918.
    Beery, James M.--Private, Infantry, Jacksonville; died of appendicitis, September 14, 1919.
    Beeson, Earl D.--Private, Depot Brigade, Talent; died of diphtheria, May 8, 1918.
    Blevins, Homer--Private, Infantry, Jacksonville; killed in action, May 27, 1918.
    Brown, Thomas R.--Private, Engineers, Sams Valley; died of tuberculosis, March 12, 1918.
    Collings, Oscar F.--Private, Headquarters, Watkins; died of pneumonia, August 8, 1918.
    Davis, Walter R.--Private, Depot Brigade, Ashland; died of pneumonia, June 11, 1918.
    Decker, Arthur M.--Private, Coast Artillery Corps, Ashland; died of tumor of brain, March 23, 1918.
    Hawk, Russel Simon--Private, Marines, Derby; killed in action July 19, 1918.
    Holmes, Joseph Thomas--Private 1st Class, Coast Artillery Corps, Medford; died of wounds received in action, October 12, 1918.
Fay K. Lofland, Medford, Oregon
    Lofland, Fay K.--Private, Coast Artillery Corps, Medford; died of pneumonia, October 25, 1918.
    Loomis, Algie V.--Ashland; cause, date and place of death not given.
Thomas J. Morgan, Eagle Point, Oregon
    Morgan, Thomas J.--Private, Marines, Ashland; killed in action, November 10, 1918.
    Nicholas, Glenn A.--Private, Aero Squadron, Medford; died of diphtheria, April 4, 1919.
    Powers, Orlie H.--Private, Recruit Company, Talent; died of pneumonia, October 17, 1918.
    Sanford, Horatio S.--Private, Army Repair Detachment, Ashland; died of pneumonia, October 17, 1918.
    Singleton, John--Private, Infantry, Eagle Point; died of wounds received in action, January 3, 1918.
    Spencer, Herbert Guy--Private, Coast Artillery Corps, Ashland; died of pneumonia, July 14, 1918.
    Spooner, Artemus [Rollin]--Medford; cause, date and place not given.
    Toskan, Gust S.--Private, Infantry, Medford; killed in action, October 5, 1918.
Philip R. Trefren, Butte Falls
    Trefren, Philip R.--Private, Infantry, Butte Falls; died of influenza, October 16, 1918.
    Ward, Raymond M.--Private, Infantry, Medford; killed in action, October 12, 1918.
    Wolcott, Forrest G.--Sergeant, Coast Artillery Corps, Ashland; died of pneumonia, November 8, 1918.
    Young, Loren F.--Private, Infantry, Forest Creek, died of meningitis, October 21, 1918.
    Of this list 10 went out from Ashland, or near vicinity. These are Earl D. Beeson, Walter R. Davis, Arthur M. Decker, Algie V. Loomis,
Arthur Ray Morgan, Ashland, Oregon
Arthur Ray Morgan, Orlie H. Powers, Horatio S. Sanford, Herbert Guy Spencer, Philip R. Trefren and Forrest G. Wolcott. The other young men met death while in the service, which are not named in County Clerk Florey's list. These are James Merle Fountain, Willis Hines, Archibald Smith, Clement M. Summers Jr. and Walter A. Phillips.
Ashland Weekly Tidings, June 23, 1920, page 1



To the above may be added, from Soldiers of the Great War, volume III:
Billings, Ernest O., Private, Gold Hill (killed in action)
Ford, Walter T., Corporal, Central Point
(killed in action)
Harrison T. Morgan, Ashland, Oregon
Morgan, Harrison T. (died of wounds)
Morgan, Thomas J., Private, Eagle Point
(died of disease)
Moses, Ray H., Private, Medford (killed in action)
Artemus R. Spooner, Medford, Oregon
Spooner, Artemus Rollin, Private, Medford (died of disease)
Summers, Clement M., Private, Ashland
(killed in action)
Soldiers of the Great War, Soldiers Record Publishing Association, volume III, 1920, page 43




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