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World War I Casualty Lists - May 16, 1918


General Pershing Reports 39 Casualties; Woman Nurse and Three Officers on List

Washington, May 18. - The War Department today gave out a list of 39 casualties in the American army abroad, bringing the total from the beginning to 5,918. The list included 1 wounded, degree unknown, 3 killed in action, 3 died of wounds, 4 died of disease, 5 wounded severely, 9 wounded slightly, 12 missing in action, and 2 prisoners.

Three commissioned officers were in the list. Major Alexander Rasmussen was killed in action. Lieutenant Sherman Demoreis missing in action, and Lieutenant A. J. Gordon is a prisoner.

Summary of Army Casualties to Date

Army casualties made public today, including next of kin and emergency addresses, are:

DeathsPreviously
Reported
Reported
May 18
Total
Killed in action ..............................492 3 495
Killed by accident ............................235 0 235
Died of disease ...............................1,052 4 1,056
Lost at sea ...................................238 0 238
Died of wounds ................................188 3 191
Gas and other causes ..........................74 0 74
Civilians .....................................7 0 7
Killed or prisoner ............................1 0 1
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   Total Deaths ............................2,287102,297
Wounded .......................................3,321153,336
Captured .......................................632(a)65
Missing .......................................20812(a)220
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   Grand Total ............................5,879395,918

(a) Two previously reported missing now reported prisoners; does not change grand total.

Army Casualties Reported May 18.

Killed In Action - - 3

Major

Rasmussen, Alexander; R. W. Rasmussen, R.F.D. 5, Sherwood, Ore.

Privates

Lietzan, Joseph S.; Mrs. Anna Lietzan, 419 Wentworth Av., Hammond, Ind.
Zihala, Joseph A.; Mrs. Anna Zihala, 76 Brookdale Av., Newark, N.J.

Died of Disease - - 4

Nurse

Fletcher, Lucy N.; Miss Milda A. Fletcher, 246 North Main St., Concord, N.H.

Sergeant

Storing, Dan M.; Mrs. Bertha Schultz, Menomonie, Wis.

Privates

Johnson, Ralph A.; Miss Lou Johnson; 732 Arlington St.; Houston, Texas.
Peeter, John; Mrs. Lottie Burton, Route 2, Box St., Holly Grove, La.

Died of Wounds - - 3

Privates

Du Bouchet, Charles W.; Major Charles W. Du Bouchet, 5 Rue du General Langlois, Paris.
Smith, Marvin W.; Ike G. Smith, Koshkoning, Mo.
Vinci, Giuseppi; John Vinci, Box 649, Fair Haven, Vt.

Wounded Severely - - 5

Privates

Carter, Edward C.; Mrs. Anna B. Carter, 1,500 North La Salle St., Chicago
Frost, Philip; the Rev. T. P. Frost, Bradford, Vt.
McAnelly, Homer H.; John McAnelly, Cincinnati, Iowa.
Miller, Harry L.; Mrs. Nellie Miller, Hopkins, Minn.
Ruffing, Lemont W.; Peter Ruffing, 514 East 23d St., Paterson, N.J.

Wounded Slightly - - 9

Sergeant

Thompson, William; Mrs. E. J. Thompson, 169 Church St., Bristol, Conn.

Corporal

Gillis, Herbert; H. H. Gillis, 146 Sagamore St., Somerville, Mass.

Privates

Boone, Roy C.; Carrol Smith, 739 Lincoln Av., Alameda, Cal.
Johnson, James; Edward Johnson, Reynolds Station, Ky.
McCallom, Rodney C.; Mrs. Rodney C. McCallom, 535 North Stanislaw St., Stockton, Cal.
Pipes, James G.; James Pipes, 1,026 Douglas St., North Vem??, Ill.
Schroeder, Joe; Mrs. Martha Schroeder, 1,733 North Wood St., Chicago.
Williams, Raymond; Aaron Williams, Edinburg, Ind.
Woodfin, Edward R.; Mrs. Levina Woodfin, 16 Pratt St., Alston, Mass.

Wounded Degree Unknown - - 1

Private

Gillespie, B. M.; Boyd W. Gillespie, Union Stock Yards, Indianapolis, Ind.

Missing in Action - - 12

Lieutenant

Demore, Sherman; Mrs. Anno Demore, 2,532 Wilcox St., Chicago.

Sergeant

Nolan, Joseph P.; P. P. Nolan, 62 Chestnut St. Hartford, Conn.

Corporal

Sabatini, Joseph; Charles Sabatini, 11 1/2 Sackman St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Privates

Clark, Lester R.; Mrs. Marie Clark, 355 Norton St., New Haven, Conn.
Collver, George E.; Mrs. Allee Collver, 893 Grand Av., New Haven, Conn.
De Martino Ernesto; Carlo De Martino, 1,035 Broad St., Hartford, Conn.
Johnson, Herbert V.; Charles Johnson, 10 Court St., New Haven, Conn.
McCartin, John T.; Frank McCartin, 285 James St., New Haven, Conn.
Mason, Albert L.; Mrs. James F. Costigan, Friendship, N.Y.
Mason, Roy R.; Miss Sadie Mason, 601 West Orange St., Gainesville, Fla.
Milan, John J.; Mrs. M. Milan, 925 East Broadway, South Boston, Mass.
Ready, Austin M.; Mrs. Mary Redfield, 245 Custer Av., Jersey City, N.J.

Prisoner, (Not Previously Reported Missing.) - - 2

Lieutenant

Gordon, A. J.; Isaac Gordon, 244 Mulberry St., Newark, N.J.

Private

Holder, P. L.; Jacob Holder, 1,018 West 7th St., Hastings, Neb.

Source: NY Times, May 19, 1918


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