1918: Charles Evans first WWI casualty
Second Lieutenant Charles Herbert Evans, born in 1887, was the first Marblehead man to be killed in World War I. He died at the battle of Chateau Thierry in France. By September, the registration list showed that a total of 1,346 Marblehead men from the ages of 18 to 45 were in uniform and one Marblehead woman, Edna Jane “Dolly Dal” Dalrymple.
have been adapted with thanks from Bill Purdin’s Marblehead History Timeline published by Marblehead Magazine.