Greene County Heroes Fall in France
13 Members of Company K, 110th Regiment,Killed in Battle - Homes are Sorrow-Stricken by News
Farrell, Closser, Murphy, Marshall, Manning, Buchanan, Hickman, Hewitt, Staggers, Zahniser, Riggle, Harry Dunn and Francis Moore, Killed; Joseph Phillips, Seriously Wounded; Lieut. D. M. Garrison and Walter McVay, Wounded and in Hospital.
Waynesburg was overwhelmed with sorrow on Tuesday, when telegrams arrived from the War Department, giving casualties in Company K, 110th Regiment. Our people knew that the regiment had been engaged in the recent great battles in France and the friends of the soldiers were apprehensive, yet all kept hoping that no bad news would follow, at least that none of our boys would be reported killed.
Word was received by mail last week that William Gray was the first of Company K to receive a wound.
On Monday, August 12, Mrs. D. M. Garrison, of Waynesburg, received a cablegram from her husband, First Lieut. Garrison, that he was "slightly wounded, but doing fine." Monday evening another cablegram was received ,here, from Lieut. Garrison by his father-in-law, W. F. McVay, stating:"Walter McVay and I are in hosiptal. Doing finely."
Tuesday afternoon, the first message announced the death of Norman M. Zahniser; then another announced the death of Benj. A. Manning, and others followed, until the list climbed to 13 killed and one seriously wounded, two being reported yesterday.
Their names are:
Killed in Action, July 28.
Killed in Action, July 19.
Killed in Action, July 30.
Killed in Action, August 7.
Killed in Action (no date)
JAMES PHILLIPS, of Wayne township, was seriously wounded in action, July 29.
Waynesburg Republican, August 15, 1918
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