Sgt. National Guard, K Co., 138th Infantry, 35th Division. Enlisted Aug 1917 at St Louis, MO.
Honor Roll Casualty List Nov 20, 1918.
Born 14 Nov 1894 Cordell, Washita Co., OK. Son of James & Mary GILLILAND. Husband of Ruby Ruth (LAING), Topeka, KS.
Died from wounds 15 Oct 1918 from lobar pneumonia in Base Hospital No. 26 France, after being gassed and wounded while in action, possibly in the Rossignol Woods during the opening stages of the Meuse Argonne Offensive.
Originally buried in French soil, remains returned to the US and re-interred in the Topeka Cemetery
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