Ritchey and I visited the Carlisle Cemetery in Nicholas County about three and one-half years ago. It is a beautiful cemetery, with an exceptionally nice War Memorial to the veterans of the World Wars and Korean War.
World War I soldiers buried here are:
- Ernest Harmon, 1894-1918, died at Camp Meade, Maryland
- James W. McCracken, 1894-1919, died at Coblenz, Germany
- William H. Brooks, 1892-1918, killed in action, St. Die Sector, Vasges, France
- James F. Delaney, 1893-1920, died at Carlisle, Kentucky
- Eddie Roy McGinley, 1892-1918, killed in action, Argonne Forest, France
- Samuel F. Watkins, 1892-1918, died of wounds, Aimes Hts., France
- James Spencer Huffstetter, 1890-1918, died at Cruthe, France
- Walter Purcell, 1893-1918, died at Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky
- Orville Edward Mann, 1896-1918, died at Camp Funston, Kansas
- Aquilla D. Stone, 1897-1918, died at Great Lakes, Illinois
- Michael Bryan Laughlin, 1897-1918, died at league Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- George Rector Clark, 1892-1918, died at Part Clinton, Ohio
Saturday, October 12, 1918
Ernest Harmon, Milltown
Carlisle, Ky., Oct. 11 – Relatives at Milltown, this county, of Ernest Harmon, who died of influenza at Camp Meade, Maryland, have been notified that his body will be shipped home for burial. The burial will take place in Carlisle beside the three Nicholas County boys who have heretofore died of that disease. A lot has been provided here for a burial place of all young men from this city and county who die in the country’s service.
A newspaper article from 1919 gives more information, including a few names not listed above. These men were from Nicholas County, but not all buried in Carlisle Cemetery. Of the fourteen listed, eleven died of disease.
Tuesday, June 8, 1920
German Gas Kills
James Delaney, 27 years old, son of Robert E. Delaney, died at his home in Carlisle. He became ill Saturday after setting tobacco all day and never rallied. Mr. Delaney was a captain in the 801st pioneer infantry during the war. While serving in France he was severely gassed and never recovered from the effects.
Sunday, May 9, 1926
At a meeting of the members of Nicholas Post, No. 17, American Legion, last night, it was decided to hold Memorial Day services at the graves of the soldier dead in the Carlisle Cemetery Sunday, May 30. The graves of the twelve soldiers who died during the World War, and who are buried in graves around the $10,000 memorial erected to their memory in the Carlisle Cemetery, will be decorated.
- Ollie C. Bussell, 1921-1945, killed in action, Germany
- William L. Morris, 1925-1944, killed in action, Italy
- Edgar L. (Jack) Ham, 1921-1945, killed in action, Italy
- Howard J. Ritchie, 1918-1944, killed in action, Layte Island
- William L. Jenkins, 1911-1944, killed in action, Italy
- Lloyd J. George, 1919-1943, killed in action, North Africa Area
- Marion M. Letcher, 1924-1944, killed in action, France
- Leslie B. McVey, 1913-9144, killed in action, France
- Lloyd F. Duncan, 1914-1945, killed in action, Belgium
- Robert T. George, 1916-1944, killed in action, Normandy
- Ollie Guthrie, Jr., 1926-1945, killed in action, Iwo Jima
- Cecil Kenneth Jolly, 1924-1944, killed in action, Italy
- Andrew B. Metcalfe, 1920-1945, killed in action, Italy
- Everett S. Cook, 1915-1945, killed in action, Belgium
- Lloyd Waugh, 1918-1944, lost in action, Invasion of Normandy, France
Wednesday, May 2, 1945
Kentucky Navy Dead
Gutherie, Marine Pfc. Ollie, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Gutherie, Sr., Sharpsburg.
Friday, May 4, 1945
Bussell, T/Sgt. Ollie C., son of Mrs. Annie B. Bussell, Moorefield.