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Camp Travis Detachment 1

Dan Dillon Casement 

Max Cecil Fisher

Mortimer Woodson
John Harold Robinson


Alvie Paul Cherry


Barney Castle


John I. Herman
John F. Kumorowski
Elmer Jones


Charles A. Campbell


Albert A. Bennie


William E. Leitz
Jesse E. Crider


Edward Horst


Ferdinand W. Denner
Henry Olan Binkley
Lewis Delbert Baker
Ruel Overton Blagg
Louis P. Caranto
John Clarence Bate
Nollis Bunnup
John B. Hartness
Henry Stanley Burleson
Leonadus Aldon Harris
J. R. Johnson
John Kemper
Nera Don King
Harry Lawson
G. W. Lemay
W. H. Leslie
Albert R. Harrison
Frank J. Ackerson
Ralph S. Adams
Frank T. Allen
Clarence O. Anderson
Arthur F. Austin
Ernest C. Brown
Joseph E. Bailey
George W. Jamison
J. C. Jones
Howard E. Bowman
Benjamin Franklin George
Will E. Armstrong
Allen W. Barnett
Charles Barthelomew
Albert J. Benge
Mack Bailey
Olank Anderson
Arthur G. Berry
Tom Boone
John Carlton Green
R. L. Carter
Samuel Combs
Vernon V. Marley
W. E. Ellis
Benjamin F. Cook
John Holloway
Merle Stewart Kingham
Ed Fink
J. E. Dinwiddie
Allen Lee Lynn Hicks
O. B. Hagers
Ernest Linthicum
Earnest Carter
R. Foutz
Charles William Gann
Raymond T. Hurst KIA
Joseph Marlin KIA
Guy L. Crawford KIA-FR
Elmer L. Basinger KIA-FR
Fred Idlett KIA-FR
Silva Hensley DOD-FR  


Marion Franklin Lambert 
Oliver Francis Crump
William Francis Mathis 
Arthur Douglas Hartline 
Millard Finch Boatwright 
Alberto Diaz
Jacob Wister Martin
Rupert Abednego Davis 
Tolbert I. Landrum
Sidney E. Landrum
Lincoln Baker
Oscar Baker
Esteban P. Ledesma
Facundo Lucero
G. Bodwell
Justo Hernandez
Miguel Hermandez
Charles Lemuel Davis
Samuel A. Jones
James A. Ivey
Louis T. Johnson
Walter Lee Massey
Daniel B. Knox
Lloyd H. Kilb
Thomas A. Johnson
Rollin E. Dayton
Garland V. Howard
William E. Howell
Francis B. Hughes
John Fuller
Earl J. Graham
Thomas W. Grohn
John H. Golightly
Roy French
Grover G. Bond
W. L. Cook
C. E. Copeland
P. Booker
B. F. Boyd
E. Brand
James M. Dickson
Carl L. Dismukes
George W. Dunlap
Robert L. Eastis
R. B. Chamberliss
Benjamin Y. Brittian
Grover C. Edwards
Milton Brown
William N. Boyd
Lewis P. Carlyle
George R. Baker
Jarvis Belew
James W. Abrams
Isaah D. Adams
Jake Anthony
Fred Arcenga
Laurcis R. Armiga
Pedro Belton
Edgar W. Balentine
Anson L. Bales
Thomas Luther Ball
James T. Gore
Mark T. Gibson
James G. Ford
Robert E. Bankhard
Luther Lyles
Jasper Abile Kingham
Berdest Fancher
Milton T. Blankenship
Bruno E. Bluhm
Pablo Carralles
John C. Cason
Walter R. Harvey
Bass L. Hawthorne
Edgar L. Hamilton
Jose R. Cisneros
Miguel Mirtinez
Jesse Earl Lust
Wagmon G. Lansdoun
Sixto Flores KIA
Edgar Carl Barnes KIA
Edward Charles Feyrer KIA
Ben Barker KIA
Martin Columbus Hill KIA 
William F. McMurray KIA
William Keown KIA
Frank Kossaeth KIA
Newman J. Galloway KIA-FR 
Homer Girtree Harris KIA-FR 
Benjamin Birmingham KIA-FR
Samuel H. Eddins DOW-FR


Robert A. Giger

My Grandfather Henry O. Binkley was on board the Tuscania when it was torpedoed on way to France, he and a serviceman friend from Oklahoma Tom Boone couldn’t get on overcrowded life boats so they slid down ropes of Tuscania into the ocean and swam until they were picked up by rescuers from a destroyer, unknown name. He and Tom spent about 3 weeks in Londonderry Ireland recovering from rope burns on their hands.

They shipped out to England and boarded a ferry to France. He walked across France into Germany. H. O. Binkley was shot in the right knee July 1918, and was separated from T. Boone. H. O. Binkley recovered went back into battle and made Corporal. In Sept. of 1918 he was shot again in right side. He rehabbed in town along the Rhine River. H. O. Binkley had walked into Ahrueller, Germany December 1918. Went back to battle and policed until he got to come home to Oklahoma then was discharged May 1919. Tom Boone and H. O. Binkley both made it back to Oklahoma. Henry O. Binkley passed away in 1962, but his memory lives on.

Janice Binkley
November 10, 2004

I am the grandson of Oliver F. Crump, an Army Private who was one of the survivors of the sinking of the Tuscania. While on vacation last week, I visited a small museum in Wyoming. The museum's WWI display reminded me of stories my grandfather had told me as a child of his personal experience aboard the Tuscania when it was struck by a torpedo from a German u-boat.

I remember my Grandfather telling me that after the war he had actually met the commander of the German U-boat. I always thought it was an amazing story, and I remember distinctly how my grandfather harbored no animosity for the commander, telling me that they were all just doing their jobs. I never knew the German commander's name, but I remembered the name of the Tuscania. Now that there is an Internet, I was able to search for some information and found the site, and a link to the American History Tuscania web site. I enjoyed reading the information on this site, as well as the accounts on the site.

Jack L. Cox
Aug. 8, 2005

My grandfather, Private Arthur D. Hartline, from Camp Travis Detachment #1, survived the sinking of the SS Tuscania. I was trying to find out more about this tragic incident. I was not aware he was involved until just recently when I was ran across an old newspaper article.
Karen Hartline Thomason
August 12, 2008

I enjoyed this website. My Uncle was on this ship and told the story how he lowered life boats until his hands bled. He was a very special man and this was an example of his service to his country, family and others. His name was among the passengers. He was from Texas and his name was Millard Finch Boatwright.
Kathy Thomas
Aug. 10, 2009

My grandfather, Millard Finch Boatwright, was a survivor of this sinking. He died in 1978 when I was almost 30 years old. He would never speak of it and I only know that he spent a long time in the water before being rescued. He was an American soldier in the US Army and went on to be a part of several battles in Europe.
Kenneth Boatwright
January 4, 2010

I am great nephew to Sixto Flores, who was (lost-at-sea), on the Tuscania sinking, WWI., and interested in knowing more of any/everything regarding the sinking of the "Tuscania" ship. Thanks, any recollections will be greatly appreciated, as I am trying to tie some family history into a more intact manner, with a slight more detail. PS. his two other brothers, Manuel & Pedro Flores, from Alice, Texas, survived the war, WWI, and returned; but not much is known of their brother, Sixto Flores. If anyone can add, please do so...
Joe A. Flores
December 4, 2007

Edgar Carl Barnes was my grandmother's brother. His grave is in the Bullock Cemetery in Ranger, Texas

Colbert L. Dupree
February 1, 2007 

Ben Barker, was the first soldier killed, from Montague Co., Texas during WW1. I do have a picture of Ben, possibly from high school. I was able to track down Ben's gravesite and headstone, but no other info on him.
Your site is very interesting, I have looked at several pages, but not all of it yet. What else I find interesting, is about Harry S. Truman, as I was living in WA during the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
Pam Shurtleff
May 14, 2007  



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