Thomas, John R.

Rank: Private

Unit: E Trp, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: January 30, 1899 in Youngstown, Ohio. He was 24 yrs.

Date of birth: 1874

Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio

Occupation prior to enlistment: Hostler

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 1 July 1900

Age at death: 25 or 26

Cause of death: Yellow fever

Location of fatality: Santa Clara Barracks, Cuba

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Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia

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Note: He stood 5’6½” with brown eyes, black hair, and fair complexion.

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