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 Ellis and Ida Pierson; born November 1, 1894, Pittsboro, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard (Battery B, 139th Field Artillery) August 2, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery F, 146th Field Artillery. Embarked June 12, 1918. Accidentally killed August 27, 1918, in trying to save some French children from being run over by a heavy gun, while passing through Nassy, France. Buried at St. Dizier, France.