The Men

The Men

The Men

When Samuel Hill decided to honor the sacrifices of those men who gave their all, he decided to honor the men from Klickitat County, where his monument was built.

Samuel Hill, the man behind the monument

US Army, born in Goldendale, Washington. Died in France.

Extra Documents – Newspaper Clippings

US Marine Corps, born in Willihamina (Willamina), Oregon on July 17, 1893. Died in France on June 6, 1918.

The misspelling is intentional as enlistment documents spelled it with the h.

For his actions on the field of Combat, Charles Auer was awarded the Navy Cross. He was first awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, but when the Navy received the notification as per their rules, he received the Navy Cross instead.

US Army, born in Yakima County on July 13, 1898, Washington. Died in France on April 13, 1918.

US Army, born in Ukiah, California. Died off the coast of Great Britain.

Cheshier, along with 209 other United States troops were killed when the Troop Ship Tuscania sank near the Island of Islay.

US Army, born in White Salmon, Washington. Died in France.

Born October 31, 1895. US Army. Died in Fort Lawton, Washington.  William was part of Spruce Production Division which logged the Pacific Northwest during wartime, aiding in the production of airplanes.

US Army, born in Troy, Ohio. Died in Arizona.

US Army, born in Washington on April 4, 1894. Died in France on July 29, 1918, as part of the Rainbow division.

Oregon Coast Artillery. Died in Portland, Oregon.

US Army. Died in France.

Extra Documents – Newspaper Clippings

US Army, born in Kansas. Died in Vancouver, Washington

US Marine Corps, born in Montana. Died in France.


US Army. Died in France.

Born September 29, 1898. Joined US Navy April 10, 1917. Died at Mare Island, California May 21, 1917.

Upon further research, it has become apparent that one soldier was missed during the creation of the monument, a Thomas Hovey.  At present, information concerning his death and his life are being looked for in Saint Louis at the National Personnel Records Center, a part of the National Archives Records Administration.

US Army, Enlisted in Washington, died in France on October 31, 1918.

I have already been in communication with Maryhill regarding the missing individual and when I get more concrete information concerning the circumstances of his death and life, I will be sharing that with them.

Due to the records I have found, I am also in communication with an organization that is working on returning remains of unidentified soldiers from WWI home for identification.  At this time it is not any of the above individuals who are currently still missing, but the records that are located in some of their burial files shed light on other missing servicemembers.

Dates that are bolded is information in contradiction to information located on the Stonehenge plaques.  Any information found to be different has come from official military records and primary documentation.  In one case the death was changed following an investigation.  Birth Dates are notoriously difficult during this time period because records were not kept in the same manner as they are now.  Sam Hill used what information was available to them at the time.


OMPFs for individuals – NPRC, St. Louis

Burial Case Files for individuals – NPRC, St. Louis

Genealogy information –, US Census Bureau

Information about troop movement – NPRC, St. Louis, individual unit websites, historical documents concerning unit movement.

Status of remains – has a complete list of those service members who are still considered unaccounted for.