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Group of African Americans from Loudoun who served during World War I, 1922
esy of the Loudoun Museum


World War I introduced a new vocabulary of words to the world regarding technology, weapons, medicine, and death.  The airplane, tank, machine guns, poison gas, submarines, and lastly the Spanish Flu (Influenza) became everyday words in conversation and in local newspapers.  By exploring the names of servicemen in the Muster Roll in the War with Germany, and the World War I Memorial Record, one can see a number of soldiers who trained, experienced, and died from the latest battlefield technology during the war.

Aerial Warfare
Lt. James Forest Manning Jr. 49 Aero Squadron
History of the 49th Aero Squadron

Medical Services
Capt. Ashby D. Holtzclaw, Medical Corp
U.S. Medical Corp

United States Tank Corp
Sgt. William G.C. McDonald
Tank Corp

Chemical Warfare Service
Private William C. Whitmore
Chemical Warfare

Private Richard Ratcliffe (Black Soldier)
Battle of Meuse-Argonne
372 Inf. Regiment

Influenza at Fort Lee
Levi Beaner (Black Soldier)

Answers the Final Call
Lt. Charles C. Riticor

Soldiers and Sailors from Loudoun who lost their lives during World War I

Virginians Who Lost Their Lives in the World War, 1920
(Pamphlet incomplete)

Contact UsEric Larson
Historic Records manager

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Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attn: Historic Records
18 East Market St.
Leesburg, VA 20176
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P.O. Box 550
Leesburg, VA 20178
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