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Cissell, William C. Jr.

CISSELL, WILLIAM C, Jr. - Private

Son of William M. and Nancy M. Cissell; born July 30, 1895,
Loogootee, Martin County, Ind. Family later moved to
Montgomery, Daviess County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular
Army May 6, 1916, and was sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio.
Transferred to Mexican Border; assigned to Company L, 18th
Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917, attached to First Division.
Killed in action July 18, 1918, battle of Soissons. Buried in
American Cemetery, Ploisy, Aisne, Grave No. 47, Plot D.

Gold Star Honor Roll, A Record of the Indiana Men and Women who died in the service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War 1914-1918, published by the Indiana Historical Commission, 1921

William Cissell killed in the battle of Soissons

I am this mans great-neice. William Cissell was brought home and reburied next to his parents at St. Peter's cemetery in Montgomery, Indiana after the war. I asked my father to verify this when I was taking a history class in the early 1990's when the teacher said that World War One soldiers were not brought home. My father referred this to his brother who was a child when William died and my father's brother stated that William was brought home and was identified by his hair which was red. I have been to William's grave many times myself when I was a child. I do not know how accurate the information is but it is what was relayed to me by my father. Also, William's father's name is William F. for William Francis not the M. you have listed. Constance S. Barton



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