Leroy B. Wilson
Company D 22nd Infantry
Leroy B. Wilson was born in Hamilton, New York in 1881.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company D of the 22nd Infantry on June 8,
at Stoughton, Ohio. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 inches tall, had light brown hair,
brown eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Laborer.
He joined Company D on August 28, 1899 at Candaba, Luzon, Philippines.
Private Wilson died of acute
dysentery at the 4th District Hospital at San Isidro,
Luzon, Philippines on January 5, 1901.
Leroy B. Wilson was originally
buried in the Philippines. His remains were returned to
San Francisco, California aboard the transport Logan on March 29, 1901 and his body
was shipped to his mother Mrs. W.J. Hyne in Evansville, Wisconsin.
Maple Hill Cemetery
Plot: Original Block 1, Lot 18
The top of the grave marker for Leroy
The inscription is two American flags flanking the name LEROY,
underneath which is Co. D. 22. U.S. INF.
Photo by Jenean Hamilton from the Find A Grave website
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