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Aug 29

World War I Casualties From Kansas

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 9:02 AM by Bill Sowers


101 years ago the first of two world wars was coming to an end. The armistice was signed on November 11, 1918 by the Allies and Germany at Compiegne, France, and Americans who had served overseas came home. But many did not return. Memorial services were held. Statues and plaques were erected and books were published remembering those who had died in the conflict.

I recently saw a post in a Kansas History Facebook group asking about casualties during World War I from Kansas. I ducked through the State Library of Kansas' virtual, ivy-covered columns and chased down a set of small volumes within the KGI Online Library. For those of you who might have relatives who gave their lives during this "war to end all wars" I'm pulling those tomes off the digital shelves and presenting them here.

Kansas Casualties in the World War, 1917-1919 (5 volumes)