Iola Veterans Memorial: World War I Memorial

© Photographed September 24, 2016
Erected 2015 by Sheveland-Taylor American Legion Post 14
Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
44.509102,-89.130586
World War I

Private Class Barney M. Sheveland
United States Army
Scandinavia, Wisconsin
Killed In Action, died from wounds on October 7, 1918
Remains returned home October 14, 1921
Buried at Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery, Scandinavia, Wisconsin

Corporal Clarence Strand
United States Army
Iola, Wisconsin
Died in the sinking of Transport Otronto [sic],
October 6, 1918 off Coast of Scotland
Remains returned Home [sic] September, 1920
Buried at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery, Iola, Wisconsin

Private Martin Thorson
United States Army
Iola, Wisconsin
Killed in Action in France, December 21, 1918
Body returned home January 1920
Buried at Hitterdahl Cemetery in Iola, Wisconsin

The memorial plaque is part of the Gold Star Memorial located at Veterans Memorial Park on northbound Main Street / Wisconsin Highway 49 / 161, north of its intersection with Water Street, at or near 190 North Main Street, Iola, Wisconsin 54945.

The best estimate of the casualty toll from the disaster is a total of 470 men: 12 officers and 84 crewmen from Otranto, 1 officer and 357 American enlisted men, and 6 French fishermen. After the war, most of the American bodies were reinterred at Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial in Surrey, England or repatriated to the United States. 
The plaque is affixed to the base of the Gold Star Memorial.

The memorial is part of the larger Iola Veterans Memorial.

The memorial (visible to the right) is located at
Veterans Memorial Park in Iola, Wisconsin.

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