Cpl, HQ Co., 7th Infantry, 3rd Division. Enlisted Sept 1917 at Emporia, Lyon Co., KS.
Commemorated in the Honor Roll Casualty List Dec 1, 1918.
Born 13 Jan 1889 Cottonwood Falls, Chase Co., KS. Son of Minnie (HAZEL) & Judge Dennis MADDEN of Emporia, Lyon Co., KS
Died from wounds 1 Nov 1918 at 12:50 pm in Base Hospital #54 at Mesves, France following multiple and severe gunshot wounds to the left thigh and right leg sustained on Oct 3, 1918 in the initial phases of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. His right leg and thigh was amputated on Oct 26 but the remaining limb developed a severe infection, including gas gangrene, and Cpl. MADDEN died Nov 1. Since arriving in France, MADDEN had participated in 6 campaigns including the Aisne defense, Chateau-Thierry, Champagne-Marne defensive, Aisne-Marne Offesive, St Mihiel Offensive and finally the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during which he was severely wounded, as described above.
Originally buried in the Base Hospital Cemetery, remains re-interred at the St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France Plot: Row 2 Grave 7.