5July1919
St.Kpr Wilbur Washington Linder, US Navy

Wilbur Linder was born at Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana on March 19th 1899. He was a chauffeur.

Linder enlisted into the US Navy at Evansville, Indiana on February 13th 1917. He underwent training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois then embarked on active service.

He was on board the British transport ship RMT Leinster when it was sunk by the UB-123 in the Irish Sea in October 1918 and taken to Cork in Ireland.

From there, he was sent to Castleton and served on board the USS Solace.

St. Kpr Wilbur Washington Linder died of spinal meningitis whilst on board the USS Solace on 5th July 1919.

He is now buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana.

5 July 1919 died on this day

 

 

Research by David O'Mara

 

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