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Davis, Peyton David
DAVIS, PEYTON DAVID - Private
Son of G. R. and Margaret Davis; born January 11, 1895,
Mayfield, Ky. Moved to Gary, Ind. in February, 1916.
Employed as steel worker in Merchant Mills, when he enlisted
in Company F, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard, May 8,
1917, Gary, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to
Company B, 162nd Infantry. Went overseas in June, 1918;
assigned to Company G, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed
in action in battle of Soissons, July 18, 1918.
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