Sherman Harrison Turner was born in 1894 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began his military career in August 1918 as a member of Company B, 49th Infantry. Later transferred to Company G, 11th Infantry. Sailed from New York for overseas duty on September 14, 1918. He was killed by an artillery shell in Louppy-sur-Loison, France along with five other soldiers, including fellow East Tennessean Henry S. Wilson on November 10, 1918, in Argonne-Meuse battle. They all died instantly.

Sherman H. Turner is buried at the Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.

The six American soldiers who died after the German artillery shell hit their position:

  • Walter Wave Miguel – 31 years old

Hometown: Arnolds Park, Iowa
Mother: Mrs. Nellie Miguel  Father: Henry Miguel
Private; Service No. 3802505
Company L, 11thInfantry, 5thDivision
Date of death: Nov. 10, 1918
Date of burial: Nov. 16, 1918
Grave No. 1 Commune Louppy-sur-Loison, Meuse C-478
35NE E326.6 NE96
Disinterred and reburied: June 18, 1919
Grave No. 54, Sec. 94, Plot 2 Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse
R.B. Sketch No. 5759   Photograph No. D-34219
Returned to the U.S. on the USAT Wheaton Sept. 20, 1921
Buried in the Okoboji Cemetery, Arnolds Park, Iowa

  • Thomas J. Wade – 21 years old

Hometown: Lake City, Arkansas
Father: Frank D. Wade
Private; Service No. 3270565
Company L, 11thInfantry, 5thDivision
Date of death: Nov. 10, 1918
Date of burial: Nov. 16, 1918
Grave No. 2 Commune Louppy-sur-Loison, Meuse C-478
35NE E327.1 E296.3
Disinterred and reburied: June 18, 1919
Grave No. 58, Sec. 94, Plot 2 Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse
R.B. Sketch No. 5759   Photograph No. D-34223
Returned to the U.S. on the USAT Wheaton Sept. 20, 1921
Buried in Gatlin Cemetery, Brookland, Craighead, Arkansas, USA

  • Miles G. Goleman – 28 years old

Hometown: Greenup, Illinois
Father: John F. Goleman
Private; Service No. 2660865
Company L, 11thInfantry, 5thDivision
Date of death: Nov. 10, 1918 (Burial card says Nov. 6 but comment on card says Nov. 10)
Date of burial: Nov. 16, 1918
Grave No. 3 Commune Louppy-sur-Loison, Meuse C-478
35NE E326.8 E290.9
Disinterred and reburied: June 18, 1919
Grave No. 55, Sec. 94, Plot 2 Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse
R.B. Sketch No. 5759   Photograph No. N/A
Returned to the U.S. on the USAT Wheaton Sept. 20, 1921
Buried in — Greenup Cemetery, Greenup, Illinois

Hometown: Jacksboro, Tennessee
Mother: Mollie Wilson
Corporal; Service No. 736096
Company G, 11thInfantry, 5thDivision
Date of death: Nov. 10, 1918
Date of burial: Nov. 16, 1918
Grave No. 4 Commune Louppy-sur-Loison, Meuse C-478
35NE E327 N296 (burial card says SE but this is an error; also, N296 should be E296)
Disinterred and reburied: June 18, 1919
Grave No. 53, Sec. 94, Plot 2 Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse
R.B. Sketch No. 5759   Photograph No. D-34218
Returned to the U.S. on the USAT Wheaton
Buried in — Jacksboro City Cemetery, Jacksboro, Tennessee

  • Sherman H. Turner – 24 years old

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Sister: Nevada Faust
Private; Service No. 4001996
Company G, 11thInfantry, 5thDivision
Date of death: Nov. 10, 1918
Date of burial: Nov. 16, 1918
Grave No. 5 Commune Louppy-sur-Loison, Meuse C-478
35NE E327.1 E296.3
Disinterred and reburied: June 18, 1919
Grave No. 56, Sec. 94, Plot 2 Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse
R.B. Sketch No. 5759   Photograph No. D-34221
Returned to the U.S. on the USAT Wheaton Sept. 20, 1921
Buried in — Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Orval J. Boggs – 31 years old

Hometown: Greenup, Illinois
Mother: Mrs. Laura Burwell Boggs
Corporal; Service No. 2660977
Company L, 11thInfantry, 5thDivision
Date of death: Nov. 10, 1918
Date of burial: Nov. 16, 1918
Grave No. 6 Commune Louppy-sur-Loison, Meuse C-478
35NE E327 E296.8
Disinterred and reburied: June 18, 1919
Grave No. 57, Sec. 94, Plot 2 Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse
R.B. Sketch No. 5759   Photograph No. D-34222
Returned to the U.S. on the USAT Wheaton Sept. 20, 1921
Buried in — Greenup Cemetery, Greenup, Illinois

Note: Photo 4 below shows US troops meeting the villagers of Louppy.

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