from Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women Who Died in The Service of the United States and The Allied Nations in The World War 1914-1918 (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1921)
Son of Arthur Melburn and Mary Elizabeth Baker; born January 6, 1896, Lizton, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 21, 1917, Danville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 334th Infantry; transferred to Company C, 152nd Infantry. Sailed for France, June 12, 1918. Assigned to Company M. 165th Infantry, 38th Division. Killed in action November 7, 1918, Sedan Hill No. 252. Buried at Sedan, France.