Soldiers of the Great War
"Soldiers of the Great War"
Fallen Kentucky Soldiers in WWI
Compiled by: W.M. Haulsee          F.G. Howe         A.C. Doyle

Soldiers Record Publishing Association
Washington, D.C., 1920

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This project was started by Darilee "The Bookstore Lady" Bednar when she purchased the 3-Volume Book Set at
a bookstore in Washington State, and asked for volunteers to help get this project online.  I, Annette Bame Peebles, volunteered to do Kentucky and it was a wonderful experience.

There is a possibility that some soldiers are recorded twice due to different rank, home town or status but the name
was the
same.  We have decided to let you, the researcher, figure out on whether it is the same person or two different people.

I also left the last names as they were in the images that I received.  Not knowing how a last name is spelled, I put
down separately and let you, the researcher, decide on if it is one in the same or two different soldiers.

Some soldiers have only a photo and others are listed in just the index and still others are in the index and have

The link on the soldier will bring up the photo of the individual himself, the link on the Index page number will
bring up the
page that the soldiers name is on, and the link on the Photo Page will bring up the page of where the
photo is along
with 19 other soldiers.

I have also add the county so that it might be easier for you to trace your family.  Some soldiers are listed in more
than one
county, the reason for this is because the town that was recorded has been found in more than one county. 
So rather than
writing one county down, I have listed all of them and let you, the researcher, know that the town
has been found in more
than one county.  If you know for sure which county the soldier is from than please
email me and I can update this database.  Additionally, if you know in which counties the unknown towns are
located, again please
email me.

The soldiers that have a *red star by them are the ones that have been added after this was done and they are not in the book, they have been  placed there so that we can honor all that served in the Great War.
If you have anything you would like to add about the soldiers (newspaper clipping, obit, census info, resource value, etc.) please
email me.

The Introduction below would be good to read as it gives information on how this book came about.
Introduction (Page 13):
The purpose of this work is to present a record, complete and accurate, of the American soldiers who lost their lives in Europe in the World War.

Before the Armistice was signed, which ended hostilities, the writer, then in training camp, was impressed with the importance and value of such a record as would permanently embody the sacrifices of the men who gave all for the cause of freedom on the battlefields of France and other fronts of the great conflict.  The plan of the work was outlined and details for assembling the photographs and collecting other data for these volumes were worked out.  The plan was made known to Mr. F. G. Howe, then engaged in war work in Washington, and to Mr. A. C. Doyle, who was in training camp.  An association was formed to assemble the data, compile and publish the work.  Mr. Howe immediately began the collecting of materials and was later joined by Mr. Doyle.  To them is due in large measure the success of launching the undertaking.

We soon learned that it would be impossible to obtain the photographs of all the soldiers who died in the great war.  Many left no photographs, the relatives of many others were reluctant to part with the picture they had, and in some cases conditions were met most unfavorable to the enterprise, but with an abiding faith in the value of this record to the relatives and friends of the departed soldiers, and to the public as a historical record, the association continued its labors with an increasing degree of success.  The collection of materials continued for a period of over one year, during which time they were made ready for publication.

In all cases the best photograph available, in many instances
Introduction (Page 14):
the only one in existence, was procured.  Some were not clear, while others were printed on photographic paper badly suited to reproduction, but despite these difficulties the record is measurably complete, and the results beyond expectations.  A few photographs of wounded men are included, where convenient in assembling the pages.

As a supplement to the photographic record the official list of the men who lost their lives in the war is included.  It has been accurately compiled from the Official Bulletin and its successor.  While the list of names is based wholly upon the official bulletin, the information accompanying the photographs is that given by the relatives of soldiers.  A strict alphabetical arrangement has been followed in the list of names, but owing to the manner in which the photographs had to be placed, and alphabetical arrangement of them was not practicable.  It was also found necessary to place a supplement at the end of Vol. III, containing a few photographs from the different states, following which will appear an index giving the page on which all photographs not alphabetically arranged will be found.

We are much indebted to the relatives and friends of the soldiers, to individual members of the American Red Cross and to numerous educational institutions of the country for cooperation in collecting photographs.  Acknowledgment is also made of services and advice given by the officers of the Standard Engraving Company, and the Andrew B. Graham Company, both of Washington, engraver and printer, respectively, of this work, in planning and outlining the contents of the volumes and the quality of workmanship and materials composing their mechanical make up.

Throughout our labors in the preparation of these volumes it has seemed especially proper that a record such as this be made of the Nation's soldier dead.  By their acts their names are indelibly inscribed upon the annals of American history; their glory is immortal--part and parcel of the glorious history of America
Introduction (Page 15):
and of the world.  We cannot add luster to their memory.  We have only sought to keep bright in this permanent form the memory of their noble sacrifice.  It is our earnest desire that these volumes shall be a constant reminder of the precious price paid by brave men in a national crisis for liberty.  May the citizenship of this Republic be inspired with as lofty ideals in the perpetuation of American institutions as were these men in defending them!