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John Lewis Barkley
Birth: Aug. 28, 1895
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1966

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War I in the United States Army as a Private First Class, in Company K, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Cunel, France on October 7, 1918. His citation reads "Pfc. Barkley, who was stationed in an observation post half a kilometer from the German line, on his own initiative repaired a captured enemy machinegun and mounted it in a disabled French tank near his post. Shortly afterward, when the enemy launched a counterattack against our forces, Pfc. Barkley got into the tank, waited under the hostile barrage until the enemy line was abreast of him and then opened fire, completely breaking up the counterattack and killing and wounding a large number of the enemy. Five minutes later an enemy 77-millimeter gun opened fire on the tank pointblank. One shell struck the drive wheel of the tank, but this soldier nevertheless remained in the tank and after the barrage ceased broke up a second enemy counterattack, thereby enabling our forces to gain and hold Hill 25". His Medal was awarded to him in 1919. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Frank Barkley (1856 - 1920)
  Leona Doggett Barkley (1861 - 1934)
  Marguerite M Mullen Barkley (1900 - 1987)*
  Elizabeth Barkley Ozias (1882 - 1969)*
  Roscoe Barkley (1889 - 1952)*
  Corrine Barkley Thompson (1892 - 1984)*
  John Lewis Barkley (1895 - 1966)
  Lela Barkley Teater (1898 - 1989)*
  Frank Crawford Barkley (1902 - 1950)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hill Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.00108, -94.56616
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
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- bob tarte
 Added: Apr. 14, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Apr. 14, 2016
Many thanks for your heroic service to our country. RIP
- John Haseltine
 Added: Mar. 21, 2016
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