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Byron B. Carmichael
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1898
Death: Nov. 4, 1918

The son of John B. and Vestilla J. Harmon Carmichael. He was born in Clay Co., IL. On 7/23/1917, Byron was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the 3rd Regt.,Field Artillery, Illinois National Guard and served in WWI. He was promoted to 1st Lt. while serving in France. Due to an injury to his ear drum from an exploding shell, he was being treated at an area hospital, when he contracted influenza and died as a result of the disease, a week before the war ended. His body was returned home for burial.

East St. Louis Journal May 18, 1921 p7

Remains of Lieut. Carmichael to Arrive Saturday

A telegram was received this morning by Mr. and Mrs. John B. Carmichael, of 909 Summit avenue , stating that the body of their son, First Lieutenant Byron B. Carmichael, was now on the way to the United States and would arrive about Saturday.

Carmichael enlisted with the 194th Field Artillery but was transferred to the 108th Ammunition Train. He was injured in action and was sent to a hospital where he contracted influenza. He died on November 4, 1918 at the age of 20 years.

The funeral arrangements will be made with the decorated officer in the city. 
Family links: 
  John Burr Carmichael (1869 - 1945)
  Vestilla Jane Harmon Carmichael (1870 - 1954)
  George Harmon Carmichael (1896 - 1958)*
  Byron B. Carmichael (1898 - 1918)
  Regina Vestilla Carmichael Pennell (1900 - 1980)*
  Lillie Anna Mae Carmichael Stock (1911 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Fairview Heights
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Thomas L. Harman
Record added: Feb 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24522065
Byron B. Carmichael
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