Officers of the US Navy ~ Surname B
Lost Lives During the World War ~ April 6, 1917 ~ November 11, 1918

Barnes, Merritt Hawthorne, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force(class 4).
Died : Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C.
Date : October 20, 1918.
Cause: Disease (influenza, pneumonia).
Next of kin: Mabel B. Richardson (mother), 56 Liberty Street, Danvers, Mass.
Appointed from Pennsylvania.

Barney, Edward Selby, ensign (Supply Corps), United States Navy.
Died : At Fort Lyon, Colo.
Date : May 21, 1918.
Cause: Disease (tuberculosis, pulmonary, chronic).
Next of kin: Jean Barney (wife), 2220 Blake Street, Berkeley, Calif.
Appointed from West Virginia.

Barry, Edmund Borton, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 5).
Died: At United States Naval Air Station, St. Trojan, France.
Date: August 22, 1918.
Cause: Accident (result of explosion of bomb on seaplane).
Next of kin: Edmund P. Barry (father), 52 Cady Street, Rochester, N. Y.
Appointed from New York.

Bate, Albert John, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 3).
Died: At Base Hospital No. 6.
Date: September 19, 1918.
Cause: Disease (lobar pneumonia).
Next of kin: Edmond Hill Bate (brother), 50 Church Street, New York, N. Y.
Appointed from California.

Baume, Thomas Austin, boatswain, United States Navy.
Died: Mare Island, Calif.
Date: October 23, 1918.
Cause: Disease (influenza).
Next of kin: Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Baume (wife), 438 York Street, Vallejo, Calif.
Appointed from California.

Baush, Robert O., lieutenant commander, United States Navy.
Died : On U. S. S. Solace.
Date: February 14, 1918.
Cause: Accident (fall).
Next of kin: Mrs. Lucille B. Baush (wife), care of W. D. Belt, jr., 901 S. W. Life Building, Dallas, Tex.
Appointed from Pennsylvania.

Beckhardt, Joseph S., pay clerk, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 3).
Died : At Naval Hospital, New York.
Date: April 18, 1918.
Cause: Disease (diphtheria).
Next of kin: Mrs. Martha Jane Lamb Beckhardt (mother), 90 South
Howell Street, Hillsdale, Mich.
Appointed from Michigan.

Beecher, James Swain, lieutenant commander (Supply Corps), United States Navy.
Died : St. Mary's Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Date: October 9, 1918.
Cause: Disease (influenza, pneumonia).
Next of kin: Mr. Henry L. Beecher (brother), 404 South German Street, New Ulm, Conn.
Appointed from Minnesota.

Belcher, Burton Elias, lieutenant (Medical Corps), United States Navy.
Died : On U. S. S. Mercury.
Date: October 20, 1918.
Cause: Disease (influenza complicated with pneumonia).
Next of kin: Mrs. Eleanor B. Belcher (wife), Gloucester, Va.
Appointed from Florida.

Bell, Alexander Brown, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 3).
Died : Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va.
Date: October 25, 1918.
Cause: Disease (broncho-pneumonia).
Next of kin: Mrs. Jessie Bell (mother), 821 Irving Street, Portland, Oreg.
Appointed from Oregon.

Bell, Edward Everett, Jr., lieutenant (junior grade), (Supply Corps), United
States Navy.
Died: At home (address below).
Date: October 13, 1918.
Cause: Disease (Spanish influenza).
Next of kin: Mrs. Leonia Royer Bell (mother), 490 Broad Avenue, Leonia, N. J.
Appointed from New York.

Bellak, Joseph Faussett, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 4).
Died : At home.
Date: October 4, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia).
Next of kin: Blanche Agnes Bellak (mother), 2102 O Street NW., Washington, D. C.
Appointed from Pennsylvania.

Bennett, John William, boatswain, United States Navy.
Died: Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa.
Date : February 2, 1918.
Cause: Accident (seaplane).
Next of kin: Kate Bennett (mother), 12 Holland Road, Worcester, Mass.
Appointed from Massachusetts.

Bennett, William, lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 4).
Died: U. S. S. Ticonderoga (torpedoed).
Date: September 20, 1918.
Cause : Enemy action.
Next of kin : Rachael Bennett, 384 Lovell Street, East Boston, Mass.
Appointed from Massachusetts.

Berard, Emile Cressy, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 4).
Died: United States Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va.
Date : October 12, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia).
Next of kin: Alphonsine Berard (wife), 12 Tenth Street, West New York, N. J.
Appointed from New York.

Bergen, Louis Joseph, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Died: Hospital, Ravena, Italy.
Date: September 15, 1918.
Cause: Accident (aero plane).
Next of kin: Helen Jane Bergen (mother), 20 Austin Street, Kew Gardens, Long Island, N. Y.
Appointed from New York.

Bigelman, Harry Clifford, ensign, United States Reserve Force (class 4).
Died : Hampton Roads, Va.
Date: October 21, 1918.
Cause: Disease (influenza).
Next of kin : Bertie Louis Bigelman (wife), Acorn Point, Hampton, Va.
Appointed from Florida.

Bjornstad, Bernard, lieutenant (Supply Corps), United States Navy.
Died : Red Cross Military Hospital No. 8, Paris, France.
Date : October 6, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia).
Next of kin: J. O. Bjornstad (father), Brule, Wis.
Appointed from Wisconsin.

Blackstone, Herbert William, gunner, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 3) (R).
Died : Naval Hospital, Charleston, S. C.
Date: October 12, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia, lobar).
Next of kin: Herbert A. Blackstone (father), The Weirs, N. H.
Appointed from New York.

Blakely, Frank Durham, lieutenant (junior grade), United States Navy.
Died: At home (address below).
Date : March 23, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia lobar).
Next of kin: Polly Blakely (wife), 600 West One hundred and seventy-eighth Street, New York, N. Y.
Appointed from New Jersey.

Bohan, Joseph Francis, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 3).
Died : Marseille, France.
Date : October 18, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia).
Next of kin: Agnes Teresa Bohan (mother), 410 Gaston Street, Savannah, Ga.
Appointed from Georgia.

Boland, John James, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 3).
Died: U. S. A. T. C. Ticonderoga (torpedoed).
Date : September 30, 1918.
Cause : Enemy action.
Next of kin: Mrs. Mary Madeline Boland (wife), 471 Jackson Avenue, Bronx, N. Y.
Appointed from New York.

Bolin, Harry Douglas, lieutenant (junior grade). United States Navy.
Died : Depew, N. Y.
Date: October 15, 1918.
Cause: Disease (influenza).
Next of kin: Louise Elnora Bolin (wife), 824 Beecher Street, Indianapolis, Ind.
Appointed from Indiana.

Bolles, Richard Benaulph, assistant paymaster, United States Navy.
Died: Santa Rosa, Calif.
Date: February 19, 1918.
Cause: Disease (carcinoma of liver).
Next of kin: Mrs. Bessie Bolles (wife), 1419 East First Street, Long Beach, Calif.
Appointed from Massachusetts.

Bonner, William Joseph, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 3).
Died : On the U. S. S. Tjikenbang.
Date: September 20, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia, lobar).
Next of kin: George F. Bonner (father), 395 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester, Mass.
Appointed from _____.

Boorse, Arthur Lee, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 5).
Died : At Brest, France.
Date: August 21, 1918.
Cause: Accident (seaplane).
Next of kin: Mrs. Evelyn Glass Boorse (wife), 2030 Quinlan Avenue, Birmingham, Ala.
Appointed from Wisconsin.

Borrell, Leonard Pascal, gunner (E), United States Naval Reserve Force (class 2).
Died : Navy Annex Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
Date : September 28, 1918.
Cause: Disease (influenza).
Next of kin: Mrs. L. P. Borrell (mother), 44 Oliver Street, Bloomfield, N. J.; Mrs. Mable H. Borrell (wife), 10 Carroll Street, East Orange, N. J.
Appointed from New Jersey.

Bostrom, Carl Augustus, lieutenant commander, United States Navy.
Died : Naval Hospital, Hampton Roads, Va.
Date : February 26, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia, lobar).
Next of kin: Mrs. Christine Bostrom (mother), 531 Seventh Street NE. Washington, D. C.
Appointed from Ohio.

Bournique, Joy Curtis, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Died : Pensacola, Fla.
Date: September 24, 1918.
Cause: Accident (seaplane).
Next of kin: Eugene A. Bournique (father), 701 First National Bank, Building, Chicago, 111.
Appointed from Illinois.

Bower, Thomas Taylor, lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve Force (class 1).
Died : Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C.
Date : October 11, 1918.
Cause: Disease (influenza pneumonia).
Next of kin : Mrs. Helen Sarah Bower (wife), Indianhead, Md.
Appointed from Pennsylvania.

Bowes, Henry J., lieutenant (junior grade), United States Naval Reserve Force (class 4).
Died : On board submarine chaser No. 209.
Date : August 27, 1918.
Cause: Accident (sunk).
Next of kin: Mrs. Evaline H. Bowes (wife), Wellwood Avenue, Merchantville, N. J.
Appointed from Pennsylvania.

Bowman, Charles Grimes, commodore (retired), United States Navy.
Died: Milwaukee Hospital, Milwaukee, Wis.
Date : October 5, 1918.
Cause: Disease (carcinoma of stomach).
Next of kin: Josephine McF. Bowman (wife), Delphi, Ind.
Appointed from Indiana.

Bowman, John Clinton, lieutenant (junior grade), (Medical Corps), Reserve Force (class 4)
Died : At Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
Date: October 2, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia, influenza).
Next of kin: H. N. Bowman (half brother), Canton, Ohio.
Appointed from Ohio.

Brearley, Spencer C, carpenter (retired), United States Navy.
Died : Naval Hospital, N. Y.
Date: May 8, 1917.
Cause: Disease (nephritis, chronic, parenchymatous).
Next of kin: Anna E. Brearley (wife), 72 Sylvan Street, Rutherford, Bergen County, N. J.
Appointed from Pennsylvania.

Breed, Francis Randall, ensign, Reserve Force.
Died: At Rochester, N. Y.
Date: October 15, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia).
Next of kin: Julia B. French (sister), Brighton, N. Y. R. F. D. 1.
Appointed from New York.

Brickhouse, William Henry, ensign (Supply Corps), Reserve Force (class 4).
Died: Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va.
Date: October 5, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia, broncho, influenza).
Next of kin: Ida E. Brickhouse (wife), 418 West Thirty-fifth Street, Norfolk, Va.
Appointed from Virginia.

Brinkham, Robert Charles, lieutenant, Reserve Force (class 3).
Died : United States Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
Date: October 8, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia, broncho, influenza).
Next of kin: Fred A. Brinkman (brother), 240 Grand Street, Jersey City, N. J.
Appointed from New York.

Brooks, Jonothan, paymaster, United States Navy.
Died: Redlands, Calif.
Date: July 12, 1918.
Cause: Disease (tuberculosis).
Next of kin: Mary Elizabeth Brooks (wife), Redlands, Calif.
Appointed from Massachusetts.

Brown, Henry Cartwright, ensign, Reserve Force (class 3).
Died: On U. S. S. Buena Ventura (torpedoed).
Date : September 16, 1918.
Cause: Enemy action.
Next of kin: John C. Brown (father), 937 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Appointed from New York.

Brown, Hugh, lieutenant commander, United States Navy.
Died : At Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass.
Date : September 26, 1918.
Cause: Disease (influenza).
Next of kin: Estelle Johnson Brown (wife), care of Indiana Trust Co., Indianapolis, Ind.
Appointed from Indiana.

Bruns, Christopher Leslie, lieutenant (junior grade) (retired), United States Navy.
Died : St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D. C.
Date : September 24, 1918.
Cause: Disease (dementia paralytic).
Next of kin: Carmelite Constant Brims (wife), 2617 Broadway, New York, N. Y.
Appointed from New York.

Buffum, William Henry, lieutenant, Reserve Force (class 4).
Died: United States Naval Hospital, Liverpool, England.
Date : October 13, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia, lobar).
Next of kin: Edith Campbell Buffum (wife), 37 George Street, Providence, R. I.
Appointed from Rhode Island.

Burling, Joseph Edgar, pay clerk, Reserve Force (class 3).
Died : Brooklyn, N. Y.
Date : October 15, 1918.
Cause: Disease (pneumonia lobar following influenza).
Next of kin: Elsie M. Burling (wife), 693 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, N. Y
Appointed from New York.

Burns, John Lewis, gunner, United States Navy-
Died : Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, N. H.
Date : August 6, 1918.
Cause: Accident (wound, gunshot, skull).
Next of kin: Michael N. Burns (father), Birchardsville, Pa., R. F. D.
Appointed from New York.

Burroughs, Alonzo Cronier, chief carpenter (retired), United States Navy.
Died: Norfolk, Va.
Date : April 16, 1918.
Cause: Disease (cardiac dilation, acute).
Next of kin: Mrs. Ida V. Burroughs (wife), 223 Thirty-third Street, Norfolk, Va.
Appointed from Virginia.

Burton, Walter Carl, ensign, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Died : Fabiola Hospital, Oakland, Calif.
Date : June 15, 1917.
Cause: Accident (result of injuries received in collision between auto and electric train).
Next of kin: Georgia Edith Burton (wife), 519 Virginia Street, Vallejo, Calif.
Appointed from California.

Butterwohth, William H., ensign, NNV.
Died: Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass.
Date : August 7, 1917.
Cause: Disease (meningitis, cerebrospinal).
Next of kin: C. N. Emerson (best friend), 176 Leyden Street, East Boston, Mass.
Appointed from Massachusetts.

Source: Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Navy who Lost their Lives During the World War, from April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918, Washington Government Printing Office, 1920.

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