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CIERNIAK, JOSEPH Cook
Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cierniak; born February 5,
1893, Chicago, Ill. Moved to Hammond, Ind. in 1910. Laborer.
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 3, 1917, Hammond, Ind.
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; assigned to Battery E, 15th Field
Artillery. Embarked for overseas December 12, 1917. Served
as cook. Died of nephritis October 4, 1918, and buried in
Riaucourt, Haute Marne, France.
Gold Star Honor Roll, A Record of the Indiana Men and Women who died in the service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War 1914-1918, published by the Indiana Historical Commission, 1921