WWI Soldier Deaths
Source: "Soldiers of the Great War," Volume 2, Washington D. C.; Soldiers Record, 1920; about those who lost their lives in WWI - book includes individual photos, not provided herein. Transcribers note: this list was extracted from a much larger list for all the soldiers from NYS who died. It is possible that I missed someone. It is not known to the transcriber at this time if the location is the residence at enlistment or place of enlistment, or location of next of kin for notification, etc.
KIA = Killed In Action DOD = Died Of Disease
Utica Herald-Dispatch, November 25, 1918.
A. H. GUILLAUME
Death Brings Regret to Many in Vicinity - work at the Arms Plant.
Ilion, Nov. 25.- Private Alonzo H. Guillaume, Company J.(?), was killed in action on October 12, and many were saddened when they learned the news of his death. The telegram came to his father. He had served four years in the navy and later enlisted in the army. He was honored by a host of friends and was 27 years of age. He is survived by his father David A. Guillaume of Day's Rock; a brother, George Guillaume of Ilion; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Streeter of Ilion, Mrs. Thomas Andrews of West Vienna, and Mrs. WAllace Richardson of Ilion. (original article has photo)
TWO HOME BOYS
Privates Glen S. Stafford and John Kumara
Little Falls, Nov. 25.- Glen S. Stafford of this city is one of the young men who have lost their lives in the great war in Europe. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Stafford of 33 Milligan street, have been notified by the War Department that the young man was killed in action on October 12. He as a National Army man and left here October 6, 1917, for Camp Devens; later he was assigned to the Eighty-second Division and sent to Camp Gordon, Ga. He went across as a machine gunner of the Three Hundred Twenty-sixth Regiment, and landed at England April 29. He went to France at once and was in the fight some time in July. He was 24 years of age, born in the city, and worked with his father at the Stafford & Holt machine shop. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, John and Robert, and one sister, Florence. The parents of the young man have asked the Red Cross to secure information concerning him, and they are hoping against hope that some mistake may have been made by the War Department, and that he is still alive. Glen was a fine young man, one who was regarded as a home boy. He was studious, spent his nights at home, reading, and did not have a bad habit. He was thoughtful to the children of his neighborhood, all of whom loved him. He took great interest in them, and many a youngster missed Glen after he went away to war.
[Note: Private John Kamura's name was misspelled in the newspaper article.]
Private John Kumara, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kumara of Albany street, has lost his life in the war, according to news received by the parents Saturday. The soldier was only 19 years old and enlisted in Company B, stationed in this city in 1917. He was born in Poland and came to this country 11 years ago. He attended the Polish Catholic church on Furnace street and was employed by the Barnet Leather Company after he left St. Mary's School. He is survived by his parents, a brother Walter, who is in the navy; a brother Joseph, at home; and by three sisters, one residing in Amsterdam and two in this city.
Karl Alfsen Severely Wounded
Word was received from the War Department Saturday advising that Department _____ to the effect that Karl Alfsen has been severely wounded in France. He was a member of the Three Hundred and Seventh Infantry, Company K. He went to Camp Upton and sailed for France last April. His friends here sincerely hope that he will recover from his injuries.
WWI Draft Registration Card, June 5, 1917
1930 United States Federal Census
Social Security Death Index
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Connecticut Death Index
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