Obituary Record

George E (Pvt 1st Class U.S. Army) Lewis
Died on 10/8/1918


American Battle Monuments Commission World War I Honor Roll

George E. Lewis Private First Class, U.S. Army

4th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: Nebraska

Died: October 8, 1918

Buried at: Plot H Row 29 Grave 11, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France

Ft. Calhoun Chronicle 21 Nov 1918

Killed in Action

Right after the glad news of victory won comes the sad news to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Cachelin of this place that their nephew, George Edward Lewis, was killed in action in France.

George had many friends in this county, especially at DeSoto. He was in the first draft to go from this county, and so far as known is the only one killed in action from this vicinity. He leaves a brother, Dick Lewis, at Council Bluffs, besides other relatives in Iowa.

The following lines were written by his uncle, Ed Cachelin:

His Blue Star Has Turned To Gold

Tho the shell fire has ceased to sound

On France’s bloody battleground,

Tho our noble boys who fought and won

Back to the good old U.S. shores shall come.

Our brave soldier boy who so gaily marched away

On last year’s September day

Will never more answer the bugle’s call.

For our George has paid the price and gave his all and all.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Fort Calhoun Chronicle on 11/21/1918