State Historic Site
An Independent Research Project by Site Superintendent Cynde Georgen
THE FOLLOWING LIST of Sheridan County war casualties is taken from the pages of In the World War, Sheridan area newspaper accounts, cemetery records, military records and other sources. Most of the men were residents of Sheridan, but several were from neighboring communities in southern Montana. Others did not live in Sheridan, but chose to enlist there.
The information taken from newspaper records is not always accurate. In November 1918, for example, The Sheridan Enterprise reported that Corporal Samuel J. Irons had appeared on a casualty list for his home community of Walsenburg, Colorado. An unmarried coal miner working in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, Irons had enlisted in Sheridan in November 1917, and served with the Army's Coast Artillery Corps. Although his death was reported to have happened in Europe, he actually survived the war, married, had children, and lived in southeastern Colorado until his death in 1955.
KILLED IN ACTION, DIED OF WOUNDS, MISSING IN ACTION, LOST AT SEA
DIED OF BATTLE WOUNDS SHORTLY AFTER THE END OF THE WAR
DEATH BY ACCIDENT, MISADVENTURE OR UINSPECIFIED CAUSES
DIED OF DISEASE