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Duplin County to honor WWI dead in ceremony

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KENANSVILLE, Duplin County - Duplin County and the Duplin County Historical Society will dedicate a monument on Friday to those who died in World War I.

The ceremony will be held Friday at 2 p.m. on the South Grounds of the Duplin County Courthouse in Kenansville.

All members and their families will be honored as special guests. Military veterans will also be recognized. Seating will be provided and handicapped parking will be available.

Below are those who will be recognized from World War I: Jacob Roy Alderman Magnolia Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 1,314,710 31 October 1890 - 29 September 1918 Killed in action breaking Hindenberg Line, near Bellicourt, Aisne Department, Hauts-de-France (formerly Picardy) Region, northern France II Corps, 60th Infantry Brigade, 30th Infantry ("Old Hickory") Division, 119th Infantry Regiment, Company A White, single Buried Oak Plain Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Waycross, Sampson County Lucius Vivian Best Warsaw Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 1,894,658 14 July 1894 - 19 October 1918 Died of influenza and pneumonia, Camp Lee, Prince George County, Virginia Central Officers Training School, 12th Company White, married Buried Pine Crest Cemetery, Warsaw Bud Bizzell Glisson Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 4,233,464 25 December 1896 - 19 December 1918 Died of pneumonia in France (specific location unknown) Quartermaster Corps, 347th Labor Battalion, Company C Black, single Buried Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, Fere-en-Tardenois, Aisne Department, Hauts-de-France (formerly Picardy) Region, northern France (Plot B, Row 30, Grave 13) Henry Brown Rockfish Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 4,234,899 12 July 1891 - 07 October 1918 Missing in Action (overseas location unknown) Quartermaster Corps, 344th Labor Battalion, Company B Black, single Memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing, Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial, Suresnes (Paris suburb), Hauts-de-Seine Department, Île de France Region, west central France John Cleveland Brown Island Creek Township Fireman Third Class, U. S. Navy 12 June 1886 - 30 September 1918 Killed in action; USS Ticonderoga sunk by German submarine White, single Lost at sea; memorial on the Tablets of the Missing, Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial, Suresnes (Paris suburb), Hauts-de-Seine Department, Île de France Region, west central France Roscoe Brown Cypress Creek Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 1,894,651 25 September 1893 - 10 November 1918 Killed in action at Sommedieue, Meuse Department, Grand Est Region, northeast France VIII Corps, 81st Infantry ("Wildcat") Division, 322nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Company G White, single Buried Brown Cemetery, Quinn Store Road, Beulaville, NC Aaron Carlton Warsaw Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 4,231,612 05 January 1895 - 06 October 1918 Died of influenza and pneumonia, Camp Greene, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC 810th Pioneer Infantry Regiment, Company A Black, single Believed buried near Warsaw, October 8, 1918 Macon Earl Cavenaugh Island Creek Township Private First Class, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 1,317,611 04 December 1892 - 02 November 1918 Died of influenza and pneumonia (overseas location unknown) II Corps, 30th Infantry ("Old Hickory") Division, 60th Infantry Brigade, 119th Infantry Regiment, Medical Department White, single Buried Wallace Family Cemetery, Highway 50 at Pasture Branch Road Arthur James Chestnutt Glisson Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 1,894,675 19 February 1891 - 09 July 1918 Died of meningitis and measles, Camp Jackson, Columbia, Richland County, SC Quartermaster Corps, 156th Depot Brigade, 3rd Provisional Regiment, Company L White, single Buried Westbrook Cemetery, NC Highway 11 at Woodland Church Road Roland Dixon Magnolia Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 4,231,615 21 April 1896 - 09 October 1918 Died of pneumonia, West Derby, Liverpool City, Merseyside County, North West Region, England Quartermaster Corps, 344th Labor Battalion, Company D Black, married Buried Arlington National Cemetery Raymond David Fussell Rose Hill Sergeant, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 1,316,056 14 September 1897 - 29 September 1918 Killed in action breaking Hindenburg Line, near Bellicourt and St. Quentin Canal, Aisne Department, Hauts-de-France (formerly Picardy) Region, northeast France II Corps, 30th Infantry ("Old Hickory") Division, 60th Infantry Brigade, 119th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Company H White, single Buried Fussell Cemetery, Pope Road (near Wellstown Road), Rose Hill William S. ("Willie") Gardner Magnolia Township Corporal, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 43,120 -- January 1897 - 29 July 1918 Died of wounds, Soissons, Aisne Department, Hauts-de-France (formerly Picardy) Region, northeast France I Corps, 1st Infantry Division, 1st Infantry Brigade, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company G White, single Believed buried Levy Knowles Cemetery, Marshburn Road, Rose Hill Charles Robert Gavin Warsaw Township Private First Class, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 1,894,711 23 June 1895 - 09 November 1918 Killed in action near Verdun, Meuse Department, Grand Est Region, northeast France VIII Corps, 81st Infantry ("Wildcat") Division, 161st Infantry Brigade, 322nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company A White, single Buried Samuel L. Gavin Cemetery, Perry Rivenbark Road, Warsaw McCoy Grady Albertson Township Private, U. S. Army 09 December 1896 - 26 February 1918 Died of pneumonia, Camp Jackson, Columbia, Richland County, SC Quartermaster Corps, 156th Depot Brigade, 5th Training Battalion, 20th Company White, married Buried Grady-Smith Cemetery, NC Highway 11/903 South, Albertson Adrian Hubert Grantham Wolfscrape Township Private First Class, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 1,317,075 -- October 1899 - 29 September 1918 Killed in action, Bellicourt, Aisne Department, Hauts-de-France (formerly Picardy) Region, northeast France II Corps, 30th Infantry ("Old Hickory") Division, 60th Infantry Brigade, 119th Infantry Regiment, Machine Gun Company White, single Buried Arlington National Cemetery Marion Butler Holland Warsaw Seaman Second Class, U.S. Naval Reserve Force, Navy Ser. No. 176-14-45 30 June 1893 - 05 January 1918 Died of pneumonia, United States Naval Hospital, City of Charleston, St. Michael and St. Philip Township, Charleston County, SC Naval Training Camp, Charleston, SC White, single Buried near Warsaw (6 January 1918); reinterred in Devotional Gardens, NC Highway 24/50 East, Warsaw Leslie James Kelly Kenansville Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 4,233,499 15 May 1895 - 19 October 1918 Died of influenza and pneumonia, Camp Greene, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC Quartermaster Corps, 423rd Labor Battalion, Company D Black, single Believed buried in private cemetery on Old Hallsville Road, near Kenansville (October 25, 1918) Frank Royal Martin Faison Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 2,683,818 22 January 1892 - 19 October 1918 Died of disease (overseas location unknown) 34th Engineer Regiment, Company M White, single Buried Saint Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial, Thiacourt-Regnieville, Meurthe-et-Moselle Department, Grand Est (formerly Lorraine) Region, northeast France Owen Williams Middleton Kenansville Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 2,091,236 02 August 1891 - 26 April 1919 Died of tuberculosis disease, Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois Quartermaster Corps Camp Grant Replacement Draft Labor, 2nd Company Black, single Buried in Timothy Middleton Cemetery, 427 Routledge Road, Kenansville, NC Sidney James Robinson Magnolia Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 2,091,272 27 February 1893 - 10 November 1918 Killed in action in France (location unknown) VI Corps, 92nd Infantry Division, 183rd Infantry Brigade, 365th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Company I Black, single Buried Robinson Cemetery, Nash Johnson Pond Road, Magnolia John William Hayes Sloan Cedar Fork Private, U. S. Army 08 June 1886 - 30 September 1918 Killed in action; transport ship USS Ticonderoga sunk by German submarine Field Artillery, 4th Battery, September Automatic Replacement Depot White, single Lost at sea; memorial at Cedar Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Cedar Fork Church Road, Beulaville Gilbert John A. ("Gib") Smith Sloan, Cypress Creek Township Private, U. S. Army 08 November 1892 - 11 January 1918 Died of meningitis, Camp Sevier, Greenville County, SC II Corps, 30th Infantry ("Old Hickory") Division, 60th Infantry Brigade, 119th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company A White, married Buried at Sears Cemetery, Maple Hill, Pender County (January 14, 1918) Johnie Preston Stokes Cypress Creek Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 4,234,927 30 July 1895 - 22 October 1918 Died of pneumonia (overseas location unknown) Quartermaster Corps, 344th Labor Battalion, Company B Black, single Place of burial unknown Asa Sumner Smith Township Private, U. S. Army 21 July 1885 - 04 December 1917 Died of meningitis, Camp Jackson, Columbia, Richland County, SC VIII Corps, 81st Infantry Division, 156th Field Artillery Brigade, 317th Field Artillery Regiment, Battery A White, married Buried R. L. Sumner Cemetery, off Midway Road, Beulaville Alpha Thigpen Limestone Township Private First Class, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 1,316,339 26 February 1900 - 09 August 1918 Killed in action in front line trenches (specific location in France unknown) II Corps, 30th Infantry ("Old Hickory") Division, 60th Infantry Brigade, 119th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Company I White, single Buried Thigpen Cemetery, Lyman Road, Beulaville Richard Leroy Thomas Smith Township Private, U. S. Army 25 August 1890 - 23 January 1918 Died of meningitis, Camp Jackson, Columbia, Richland County, SC Quartermaster Corps, 156th Depot Brigade, 5th Battalion, 20th Company White, single Buried Thomas Family Cemetery, Sarecta Road, Beulaville (January 26, 1918) Edmund Luther Walton Limestone Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 1,894,917 01 May 1890 - 14 September 1918 Died of wounds, St. Mihiel salient (between Beaumont and St. Benoit), Meuse Department, Grand Est Region, northeast France I Corps, 42nd Infantry ("Rainbow") Division, 83rd Infantry Brigade, 165th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company D White, single Buried W. E. Walton Cemetery, Old Chinquapin Road, Beulaville Clydie Odis Whitehead Cypress Creek Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 4,452,965 05 August 1897 - 29 October 1918 Died of pneumonia at NC A&T College, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC Student Army Training Corps Unit, A&T College Black, single Buried Edmond Whitehead Cemetery, NC Highway 11, Chinquapin (November 1, 1918) John H. Williams Magnolia Township Private, U. S. Army, Army Ser. No. 4,233,465 07 November 1895 - 06 November 1918 Died of influenza and pneumonia, Camp Greene, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC Quartermaster Corps, 51st Depot Brigade, Camp Greene, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC Black, married Buried Williams Cemetery, Carlton Chapel Church Road, Warsaw (November 9, 1918)

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