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The Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation and Memorial Park Cemetery of Lima will be conducting a ceremony to sign the agreement to build the Allen County War Memorial on two acres of Memorial Park Cemetery property. Memorial Park Cemetery has agreed to provide this acreage free of charge in perpetuity for the memorial.
The ceremony will be held on August 19th at 2PM in the open air chapel near the main entrance to the cemetery off of Harding Highway. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. See Google Map for directions: Memorial Park Cemetery of Lima
Lowell Leland Butcher
Birth: Aug. 24, 1898
Jay County Indiana, USA
ENLISTED IN LIMA, OHIO
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial
Lorraine Region, France
Death: Jul. 23, 1918, France
Son of Alexander and Lulu (Swank) Butcher; born August 24, 1897 in Jay County, Indiana. Occupation: Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in August 1917 at Lima, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sheridan, Alabama; transferred to Camp Hancock, Georgia; assigned to Company L, 38th Infantry, 3rd Division. Embarked for overseas in Spring of 1918. Participated in Aisne Defensive, Champagne, Marne Defensive, Aisne-Marne Offensive. Killed in action on July 23, 1918 while crossing Marne River. Died at age 20 years, 11 months. Time in service: 11 months.
2nd LT Edward J Veasey, Jr
Birth: May 7, 1889 Lima Allen County Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1918, France
Burial: Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial
Belleau Lorraine Region, France
SECOND LIEUTENANT EDWARD J. VEASEY, JR.
Company F, 168th Infantry, Forty-second Division. Died on July 16, 1918, at Evacuation Hospital, Ecury-sur-Coole, from wounds received in action near Vadenay, Marne, July 15th.
2nd Lt. EDWARD J. VEASEY, JR. (photograph) BORN MAY 7, 1889 DIED July 16, 1918
Lieutenant Veasey was born in Lima, O., on May 7, 1889. He was educated in St. Rose School of that city, graduating in 1905. After seven years as a civil engineer in Allen County, Ohio, he entered Kent College of Law, Chicago, from which he was graduated in 1915. He then became affiliated with the law firm of James C. McShane, of Chicago, but gave up his work to enter the Second Officers' Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, where he was assigned to the Twentieth Company. Receiving his commission. Lieutenant Veasey sailed for France on January 22, 1918, as a casual. After a course of further instruction overseas, he was assigned to the 168th Infantry, with which regiment he was mortally wounded on July 15, 1918, during the Second Battle of the Marne, dying the next day. He was unmarried
Lima, Ohio Veterans of Foriegn Wars Post 1275 was named after 2nd Lt. Edward J. Veasey.