SGT Charles Chester Keith
Record NO: (370)
Rank / Rate
War of Service
Date of birth
Place of birth / home town
Family Members
PARENTS: Rezin Jasper Keith, Katherina Almeda May Keith; SIBLINGS: Arnold Ray Keith, Clemmie Keith, Dorothy Olive Keith Godfrey, Marcia Louise Keith Baker
High School
Enlistment Date
Service Number
Unit / Ship / duty Station
MED. DET. 360, INF
Date of Casuality
Nov 23, 1918
Cause of Death or Status
Place of Incident
Place of Burial or Memorial
★ Purple Heart, ★ WWI Victory Medal
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Lima News, Sunday, January 16, 1921, p. 1 * BODY OF HERO OF WAR IN ROUTE Chester Keith Died of Wounds - Body Here To-Day Body of Chester C. Keith, who died in a base hospital in France on November 23, 1918, will arrive in Lima Sunday at 11:34 a.m. over the Pennsylvania from New York. It recently arrived in the United States. The body will remain at the Long and Bowerseek mortuary, S. Main st. until Monday, when it will be accompanied to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Resin Keith, five miles west of Elida. Keith was a member of the 360th medical department and on November 3, 1918, was wounded by shrapnell and died twenty days later of his injuries. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Arnold, and two sisters, Mrs. Bruce Gottfrey and Mrs. Clarence Baker, both of Lima. Military funeral services will be held at Zion M.E. church, west of Elida, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in Auglaize cemetery. Taps will be sounded as the body is being consigned to its last resting-place.