Surname Bidstrup to Bloedel

Enlisted Men

Bidstrup, Everett, seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Detroit, Mich., July 5, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., October 1, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Mother, Helene Marie Bidstrup, R. R. 1, Remus, Mich.

Biegert, Robert Brehm, seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Buffalo, N. Y., April 29, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., September 22, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Father, Fred Henry Biegert, Girard, Pa.

Bielatowicz, John William, seaman, second class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Baltimore, Md., October 16, 1916.
Died: U. S. S. Jacob Jones, December 6, 1917.
Cause: Killed in action with enemy submarine.
Next of kin: Uncle, Anthony Kuchta, 1118 South Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore, Md.

Bigger, David Watson, apprentice seaman, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Columbia, S. C, November 8, 1917.
Died: Naval hospital, Norfolk. Va., December 13, 1917.
Cause: Broncho-pneumonia.
Next of kin: Mother, Ferrie Bigger, R. R. 2, York, S. C.

Bigger, Joseph Albin, plumber and fitter, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: San Francisco, Calif., December 13, 1917.
Died: Naval hospital, Mare Island, Calif., August 24, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, broncho.
Next of kin: Wife, Alice Clare Bigger, 700 Post Street, San Francisco, Calif.

Biggerstaff, Alexander Campbell, seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Albany, N. Y., June 7, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Pelham Bay Park, N. Y., October 12, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, broncho.
Next of kin: Wife, Jessie Biggerstaff, 143 Barrett Street, Schenectady, N. Y.

Biggerstaff, James Hughbert, apprentice seaman, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Kansas City, Mo., November 23, 1917.
Died: St. Lukes Hospital, Chicago, Ill., January 7, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia.
Next of kin: Father, Ed Biggerstaff, Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Biggs, Dewey, blacksmith, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force (A.).
Enlisted: Chicago, Ill., May 31, 1918.
Died: Naval air station, Treguier, France, October 4, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, lobar.
Next of kin: Mother, Clara Biggs, Rensselaer, Ind.

Bilderback, Charles Millard, landsman for machinist's mate (A.), United
States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Des Moines, Iowa, June 26, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., October 15, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Father, Joseph E. Bilderback, Adel, Iowa.

Bilheimer, Newberry Samuel, apprentice seaman, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Allentown, Pa., July 26, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Puget Sound, Wash., September 30, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, lobar.
Next of kin: Wife, Florence E. Bilheimer, Easton, Pa.

Billheimer, George Robert, fireman, third class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Richmond, Va., June 6, 1918.
Died: U. S. S. Mercy, October 9, 1918.
Cause: Broncho-pneumonia.
Next of kin: Father, Abram Billheimer, Keezletown, Va.

Billings, Leslie Edwin, seaman, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Hartford, Conn., June 30, 1917.
Died: U. S. S. Mercy, October 6, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia.
Next of kin: Father, Edwin Henry Billings, West Street, Bristol, Vt.

Binette, Thomas Joseph, seaman, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Portland, Me., March 21, 1917.
Died: Naval hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., September 25, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Mother, Balzemire Binette, 35 State Street, Sanford, Me.

Binhack, Russell Edwin, seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Indianapolis, Ind., June 6, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Puget Sound, Wash., October 8, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Mother, Hester Binhack, motor route A, Princeton, Ind.

Bird, Elmer, baker, first class, Fleet Naval Reserve.
Enlisted: Houston, Tex., February 1, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Gulfport, Miss., October 12, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Father, W. B. Bird, Crystal City, Tex.

Bird, Frank Raymond, apprentice seaman, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Philadelphia, Pa., July 10, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., September 30, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Wife, Cleo Cox Bird, 821 Ford Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio.

Bireley, Forrest McKinley, seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Cincinnati, Ohio, June 3, 1918.
Died: U. S. S. Rochester, September 27, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia.
Next of kin: Father, Wade G. Bireley, 714 Covington Avenue, Piqua, Ohio.

Bisbee, Claude Leon, apprentice seaman, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Portland, Oreg., April 17, 1917.
Died: Naval hospital, Newport, R. I., May 28, 1917.
Cause: Pneumonia, lobar.
Next of kin: Mother, Mabel Bisbee, Canton, Me.

Bische, Oscar John, electrician, third class (R.), United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Indianapolis, Ind., May 28, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Chelsea, Mass., September 25, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Mother, Frances Stratman, St. Anthony, Ind.

Bish, Walter Benjamin, fireman, third class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Philadelphia, Pa., April 20, 1917.
Died: Naval hospital, Norfolk, Va., May 22, 1917.
Cause: Tuberculosis, chronic pulmonary.
Next of kin: Uncle, Stanley Bish, 3176 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Bishop, Rader Milton, seaman, second class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Richmond, Va., April 20, 1917.
Died: U. S. S. Covington, January 21, 1918.
Cause: Drowning.
Next of kin: Father, Luther G. Bishop, 457 Fourteenth Street NW., Roanoke, Va.

Bissell, Nat Harry, seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Detroit, Mich., May 28, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., September 22, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Mother, Edith Bissell, Rural Route 3, Lakeview, Mich.

Bittner, Albert, fireman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Indianapolis, Ind., May 8, 1918.
Died: Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., October 14, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, broncho.
Next of kin: Wife, Florence D. Bittner, 529 West Abbott Street, Indianapolis, Ind.

Bivins, Edwin Lee, yeoman, first class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Dallas, Tex., February 10, 1917.
Died: Navy base hospital 5, October 7, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia.
Next of kin: Father, W. O. Bivins, Bella, Tex.

Bixby, Harry Lee, apprentice seaman, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Salt Lake City, Utah, December 14, 1917.
Died: Naval training camp, San Diego, Calif., March 29, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, lobar.
Next of kin: Mother, Laura Bixby, Sidney, Nebr.

Black, John Balmer, gunner's mate, second class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Philadelphia, Pa., December 15, 1914.
Died: H. M. S. Leinster, October 10, 1918.
Cause: Lost when vessel was sunk.
Next of kin: Father, Daniel Black, 29 South Seventh Street, Darby, Pa.

Black, Leonard William, ship's cook, fourth class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Columbia, S. C, July 18, 1917.
Died: Naval hospital, Norfolk, Va., January 13, 1918.
Cause: Cerebrospinal fever.
Next of kin: Mother, Mrs. J. P. Black, Falmouth, Va.

Blackburn, Cortez Marvin, seaman, United States Navy.
Enlisted: St. Louis, Mo., June 28, 1917.
Died: Naval station, Great Lakes, Ill., February 20, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, lobar.
Next of kin: Father, Volley Blackburn, Rural Route 4, Miller, Mo.

Blacker, Walter Chester, ship's cook, third class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Omaha, Nebr., April 17, 1918.
Died: Navy rifle range. Camp Logan, Ill., October 1, 1918.
Cause: Bronchopneumonia.
Next of kin: Mother, Harriet L. Blacker, Seward, Nebr.

Blackford, George Clarence, seaman, second class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Little Rock, Ark., April 16, 1917.
Died: Naval hospital, New York, N. Y., November 30, 1917.
Cause: Pneumonia, lobar.
Next of kin: Mother, Nellie Hill, 212 West Street, Lansing, Mich.

Blackledge, Charles Yancey, storekeeper, first class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: St. Louis, Mo.. May 4, 1917.
Died: Navy collier Cyclops, June 14, 1918.
Cause: Member of crew on missing Cyclops.
Next of kin: Mother, Mary A. Blackledge, Commerce, Mo.

Blain, Allen Murl, seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Salt Lake City, Utah. July 20, 1918.
Died: Navy yard, Mare Island, Calif., October 20, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Wife, Claretta Margaret Blain, Spring City, Utah.

Blaine, Clyde Chester, fireman, first class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Los Angeles. Calif., March 22, 1917.
Died: U. S. S. San Diego, July 19, 1918.
Cause: Lost his life in sinking of vessel.
Next of kin: Stepmother, Bertha Blaine, Lomita, Calif.

Blair, Andrew Beirne, Jr., chief quartermaster, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Washington, D. C, November 6, 1917.
Died: Naval air station, Pensacola, Fla., June 19, 1918.
Cause: Killed in seaplane accident.
Next of kin: Mother. Bertha Small Blair, 404 Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.

Blair, Charlie, fireman, third class. United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Louisville, Ky., July 31, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Naval Base, Va., October 29, 1918.
Cause: Cerebrospinal fever.
Next of kin: Mother, Jane Blair, Van Lear, Ky.

Blair, Clarence, Leon, fireman, third class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Boston, Mass., June 3, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Chelsea, Mass., September 10, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Wife, Carrie Amelia Blair, 28 Avery Court, Laconia, N. H.

Blair, Frank Perry, fireman, first class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Los Angeles, Calif., June 4, 1918.
Died: U. S. S. West Gambo, November 1, 1918.
Cause: Broncho-pneumonia.
Next of kin: Mother, Bertha Blair, Toltec, Ariz.

Blair, Lee, water tender, United States Navy.
Enlisted: St. Louis, Mo., February 5, 1915.
Died: U. S. S. Barry, February 26, 1918.
Cause: Drowning.
Next of kin: Father, William C. Blair, 6 Plum Street, Newark, N. J.

Blair, Robert Windle, seaman, second class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Kansas City, Mo., December 12, 1917.
Died: Naval hospital, New York, N. Y., April 21, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, lobar.
Next of kin: Father, Robert F. Blair, Sabetha, Kans.

Blake, Edward Lee, machinist's mate, first class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Pittsburgh, Pa., July 5, 1917.
Died: Navy collier Cyclops, June 14, 1918.
Cause: Member of crew on missing Cyclops.
Next of kin: Father, William J. Blake, 1316 Marshall Street, Benwood, W. Va.

Blake, Herbert Elliott, firemen, third class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Boston, Mass., May 22, 1918.
Died: Willard Parker Hospital, New York, N. Y., September 25, 1918.
Cause: Broncho-pneumonia.
Next of kin: Father, Chase S. Blake, Pike, N. H.

Blakeley, John J., fireman, third class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Louisville, Ky., July 25, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., September 23, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Mother, Ambie Zella Blakeley, Gracey, Ky.

Blancaflor, Maximino, mess attendant, first class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Cavite, P. I., April 30, 1914.
Died: Naval hospital, Fort Lyons, Colo., February 27, 1918.
Cause: Tuberculosis, chronic pulmonary.
Next of kin: Brother, Eusebio Biray, Tanza, P. I.

Blank, Ernest William Carl, apprentice seaman, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Chicago, Ill., August 3, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., September 28, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Father, Herman Blank, Crystal Lake, Ill.

Blank, Herman William, landsman for machinist's mate (A), United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Milwaukee, Wis., June 15, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., September 24, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Sister, Anna Walsh, 346 Jackson Street, Milwaukee, Wis.

Blankenship, Gentry Elmer, seaman, second class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: St. Louis, Mo., June 24, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Puget Sound, Wash., November 5, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Father, William H. Blankenship, Couch, Me.

Blankenship, Gurnie, seaman, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Montgomery, Ala., February 6, 1917.
Died: Naval hospital, Fort Lyons, Colo., April 10, 1918.
Cause: Tuberculosis, chronic pulmonary.
Next of kin: Father, James A. Blankenship, R. R. 1, Harpersville, Ala.

Blankinship, Asa Max, fireman, third class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Norfolk, Va., February 1, 1918.
Died: U. S. A. C. T. Ticonderoga, September 30, 1918.
Cause: Lost when the U. S. A. C. T. Ticonderoga was sunk.
Next of kin: Mother, Nannie B. Blankinship, 541 River Street, Hampton, Va.

Blau, Charles August, landsman for carpenter's mate (A), United States Navy.
Enlisted: Allentown, Pa., December 14, 1917.
Died: Naval station, Pensacola, Fla., February 4, 1918.
Cause: Cerebrospinal fever.
Next of kin: Father, August W. Blau, R. F. D., Port Murray, N. J.

Blemle, John Herbert, machinist's mate, first class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Philadelphia, Pa., June 14, 1917.
Died: Navy collier Cyclops, June 14, 1918.
Couse: Member of crew on missing Cyclops.
Next of kin: Father, John Blemle, 3517 Comley Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Blentlinger, Andrew Eugean, fireman, third class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Peoria, Ill., July 12, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., October 10, 1918.
Cause: Influenza.
Next of kin: Father, William Henry Blentlinger, R. R. 3, Liberty, Ill.

Blevins, Otis Raymond, fireman, third class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Boston, Mass., October 16, 1917.
Died: Naval hospital, Portsmouth, N. H., March 16, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, lobar.
Next of kin: Father, Daniel Blevins, Fitche, Kans.

Blinn, Carl Henry, gunner's mate, second class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Puget Sound, Wash., April 25, 1916.
Died: Naval torpedo station, Newport, R. I., October 27, 1917.
Cause: Died when boat capsized.
Next of kin: Father, William Nouggle, 410 Eighteenth Avenue, North Minneapolis, Minn.

Blissard, Leslie Earl, fireman, third class, United States Naval Reserve Force.
Enlisted: Meridian, Miss., May 17, 1918.
Died: Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill., October 4, 1918.
Cause: Pneumonia, broncho.
Next of kin: Father, John Dea Blissard, Thorn, Miss.

Blix, Ervin Theodore, electrician, third class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Minneapolis, Minn., May 3, 1917.
Died: U. S. S. Herman Frasch, October 4, 1918.
Cause: Lost when vessel was sunk in collision.
Next of kin: Mother, Anna Blix, Bagley, Minn.

Bloedel, Leonard Herman, seaman, second class, United States Navy.
Enlisted: Omaha, Nebr., May 1, 1917.
Died: U. S. S. Savannah, May 31, 1918.
Cause: Fractured skull.
Next of kin: Mother, Mary Bloedel, Sibley, Iowa.

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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