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 John W. and Margaret E. Derr; born February 12, 1897, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Ind. Express messenger. Entered service May 27, 1917, Canton, Ohio. Sent to Camp Gordon, Ga.; assigned to Company K, 5th Replacement Regiment. Embarked September 14, 1917. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1917, Paignton, England. Body returned to U.S., and buried at Clayton, Ind.