Roy Luke Henline

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Birth: 21 August 1896 Lewis County, West Virginia

Parents: William Henline and Columbia Alice Swisher

Residence at time of enlistment: New Geneva, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Physical description: Tall, slender, blue eyes, brown hair

Death: Influenza epidemic, 18 October 1918 Newport News, Virginia

Age at death: 22 years old

Last resting place: Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia

Military rank: Serial No. 3016459. Private. 7th Casual Engineers Company, Camp Hill, Virginia.

Additional information:

Roy Luke Henline was an employee of the Monongahela Railroad Company ahead of his enlistment. Though he worked in and his parents lived in New Geneva, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Roy registered for the draft in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania on 5 June 1918. He also was inducted into the military out of Waynesburg that same year on 4 September 1918. Roy trained briefly at Camp Forrest, Georgia, then went to Camp Hill, Virginia, where the influenza epidemic struck him down before he could ship out for service in France. 


  • Find a Grave, database and digital images ( : viewed 2 October 2018), Find a Grave memorial no. 3084205 for Roy Luke Henline (21 Aug 1896–18 Oct 1918), citing Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia; maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5), photograph by DeLane Randolph (contributor 48393071).
  • "United States, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, ( : accessed 6 July 2018), Roy Luke Henline draft card, serial no. 149, Local Draft Board, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania; citing National Archives microfilm publication M1509, FHL roll 1892939.
  • Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014, no. 37662, Pvt. Roy L. Henline, 1918; digital images, ( : viewed 6 July 2018); citing Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.
  • "WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948," digital images, ( : accessed 6 July 2018), Roy Luke Henline file (no application for compensation submitted, but military records on file); citing World War I Veterans Service and Compensation File, 1934–1948 (RG 19, Series 19.91), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.