Bert Pope

Company C 22nd Infantry

DOD 09/30/1899



Bert Pope was born in Marshall, Illinois in 1877.

He enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Battery L of the 1st Artillery on June 3, 1898
at Indianapolis, Indiana. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 inches tall, had dark brown hair,
blue eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Farmer. He was discharged from this
enlistment as an Artificer on January 14, 1899 at Huntsville, Alabama with a character reference of Good.

He enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on June 24, 1899
at Terre Haute, Indiana. On this enlistment his previous occupation was listed as Clerk.


Private Bert Pope died of measles at Angeles in the Philippines on September 30, 1899.

Below is his listing in a report of deaths in Company C in the Philippines,
prepared by the Company Commander, Captain Henry G. Lyon:



Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway




Bert Pope was originally buried in the small military cemetery at Angeles, on the island of Luzon.
His body was later returned to the United States on the transport USAT Hancock and received
in San Francisco on February 24, 1900, and he was interred at San Francisco, California.



San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section ES Site 716



Grave marker for Bert Pope

Photo by Carol
from the
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