Galloway, Louis

Died While Serving 10-OCT 1918

Galloway, Louis was born 25-DEC 1896 in in Gilmore MO and later lived in adjacent Wentzville, MO.  His parents were Edward and Phoebe Galloway who lived just east of Hopewell Baptist Church on Highway N.  Galloway had two brothers; Moses and Wille.  His occupation was listed as self-employed farmer on his draft registration form.  A few months after their father died in 1918, all three brothers enlisted in the Army.  All three served during World War I.   Louis was a Private in the Army.  He served in Company L of the 805 Pioneer Infantry.  Sadly, only one of the brothers would return home.  Louis Galloway died of disease, the Spanish Influenza in France on 10-OCT 1918.  He was 23 years old.  He died just twenty-five days after arriving in Europe.  Wille was killed in action on 14-OCT 1918.  Their mother, Phoebe would receive word on the same day that she had lost both sons.  Two sons would return home.  Moses, returned home and farmed in Callaway Township until he died in 1978. The body of Wille Galloway was interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Louis is buried in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery in France. For unknown reasons, Mrs. Galloway decided to have the government repatriate only the remains of Wille, leaving Louis in his French grave.  There was no burial record file for Willie or Louis.    

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