Thomas Ewing Crayne

The following profile was researched and compiled by Candice L. Buchanan and Glenn J. R. T. Toothman III, for

Birth: 25 August 1892 Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania

Parents: Samuel Crayne and Millie Smith

Residence at time of enlistment: 467 Edgewood Avenue, Akron, Ohio

Physical description: Medium height, medium build, brown eyes, black hair

Death: Killed in action 12 October 1918 France

Age at death: 26 years old

Last resting place: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Lorraine, France

Military rank: Serial No. 3487248. Private. Company B, 60th Infantry, 5th Division.

Additional information:

Thomas left Greene County to work as a ply cutter for the B. F. Goodrich Company in Akron, Ohio. From there he entered the service 29 May 1918 and sailed for Europe aboard the Canopic out of New York City 21 July 1918.


  • Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery (Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Lorraine, France), Thomas E. Crayne tombstone, Plot G, Row 37, Grave 29; personally read and photographed by Candice Buchanan and Glenn Toothman, 2018.
  • "Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918," digital images, ( : accessed 23 June 2018), Thomas E. Crayne entry, page 3528; citing The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-18 (Columbus, Ohio: The F. J. Heer Printing Co., 1926).
  • "Two More Greene County Soldiers Killed In Action" article, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 5 December 1918, page 1, column 5.
  • "United States, Army Transport Service Passenger Lists 1910-1939," digital images, ( : accessed 23 June 2018), Thomas E. Crayne entry, line 86, page 4 (typed)/66 (stamped), Canopic, box 396; citing Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 255 Boxes. NAI: 6234477. Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985. Record Group Number 92. National Archives, College Park, Maryland.
  • "United States, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, ( : accessed 23 June 2018), Thomas E. Crayne draft card, serial no. 5355, Local Draft Board, Akron, Ohio; citing National Archives microfilm publication M1509, FHL roll 1819622.