WWI Roll of Honor

On February 22, 1919, the Alexander Doniphan Chapter dedicated an Honor Roll in memory of these nineteen men and placed it at the south door of the courthouse in Liberty. This hand illuminated Honor Roll was made by Robert S. Withers. The Chapter planned to replace this with a bronze tablet but unfortunately, due to a courthouse fire estimated to have happened in the 1930s/1940s, the Honor Roll was believed to be destroyed. This is the only memorial in the County bearing the names of those who died in uniform, in the World War.

On November 12, 2022, the Alexander Doniphan Chapter rededicated this plaque which is now located at 9 S Leonard St., Liberty, MO 64068, and honors the following men as listed on the original roll of honor:

J.D. Jack, a Navy soldier from Liberty, died in 1917 in Philadelphia of meningitis.

James Phillip Irminger, a Marine from Liberty, killed June 25, 1918, at Chateau-Thierry.

Clyde Gustine, from Excelsior Springs, 42nd Division, died on May 27, 1918, in France, from gas and wounds.

Earl D. Chanslor, from North Kansas City, killed July 15, 1918, in France, on the Marne.

Carl Fred Musbach, a Marine from Liberty, killed July 18, 1918, at Chateau-Thierry.

George Bernard Stone, from Liberty, killed August 10, 1918, on a quiet sector in Alsace.

Paul Hansen, an Army soldier from North Kansas City, died November 26, 1917, at Camp Funston, of meningitis.

Oscar Lloyd Evans, a Navy soldier from North Kansas City, died of meningitis on May 14, 1917.

Lewis Calvin Cook, a First Lieutenant from North Kansas City, died October 18, 1918, in Argonne Forest.

William Edward Belvins, from Linden, killed September 28, 1918, in Argonne Forest.

Coleby C. Cowherd, an Army Corporal from Liberty, died October 12, 1918, at Camp MacArthur, Texas of influenza.

Seldon Howe Murray, a medical Corporal from Liberty, died October 21, 1918, in Rouen, France of influenza.

Stanley Barnett, from Nashua, died November 18, 1918, in France from wounds.

Jasper A. Boone, a Corporal from Liberty, 89th Division, died November 11, 1918, from wounds received November 5 in Argonne Battle.

Frank Wesley Schroeder, a Marine Corporal from North Kansas City, died November 1, 1918, in France from wounds.

Sparrel Harris, from Paradise, died of disease December 27, 1918, in Germany.

Graham Elliott, from Missouri City, 35th Division, died of wounds October 2, 1918.

Robert M. Baker –Died September 1918 in Commune of Baulny, Department Meuse, France.

Lloyd Kingery, from Liberty, 89th Division, killed in action November 10, 1918.