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Miley, Hugh L. (P1, C3, L8)

Sergeant Hugh L. Miley, 26, of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, died on 26 October 1918 in a railroad collision in France while serving with Headquarters Company, 138th Field Artillery. Miley enlisted in Company D of the 1st Kentucky Infantry in February of 1911 but left the unit in January 1912. He listed his occupation as clerk with the J. M. Robinson and Norton & Co. He returned to the unit in April 1912 listing his profession as scholar. He was discharged from the service in April 1915. He returned to the unit again in July 1915 rising to the rank of Sergeant. He was called to federal active duty with his unit and served on the Mexican border during the Punitive Expedition. In September 1917 he transferred to the Headquarters Company of the 1st Kentucky which later became Headquarters Company of the 138th Field Artillery Regiment, 38th Division where he started again as a private and rose to the rank of Sergeant in January 1918. He served overseas with the 138th from 6 October 1918 until his death just twenty days later in the railroad collision. Miley was born in Marion County. He is buried at the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France.

See Kentucky Guard Railroad Related Fatalities 1917-18


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