Between July 28-29, 1918, Greene County, Pennsylvania, sustained the largest loss of life in a single battle, ever in its military history, 18 soldiers killed or mortally wounded in France during WWI.

As the efforts of research and remembrance continue during this 100th anniversary of their sacrifice, we will aim to profile all 58 of the soldiers Greene County lost throughout the war. The complete Roster of the Fallen includes the Rain Day Boys listed with their comrades.

Rain Day Boys

Albert "Bert" Buchanan

Albert "Bert" Buchanan - Rain Day Boy

Harold Thomas Carey

Harold Thomas Carey - Rain Day Boy

Hallie Jackson Closser


Harry Dunn

Harry Dunn - Rain Day Boys

John Grimes Duvall

John G. Duvall - Rain Day Boy

James Leo Farrell

James Leo Farrell - Rain Day Boy

Floyd Thomas Hickman

Floyd T. Hickman - Rain Day Boy

Benjamin Arvid Manning

Benjamin A. Manning - Rain Day Boy

Frederick W. Marshall

Frederick W. Marshall - Rain Day Boy

George T. McNeely

George T. McNeely - Rain Day Boy

Francis Benton Moore

Francis B. Moore - Rain Day Boy

Charles Edward Murphy

Charles E. Murphy - Rain Day Boy

John Milton Paden

John Milton Paden - Rain Day Boy

Walter Bertram Riggle

Walter Burtrum Riggle - Rain Day Boy

Lawrence Leslie Staggers


William Webster Throckmorton

William Webster Throckmorton - Rain Day Boy

Russell Kenneth Yoders

Russell Karl Yoders - Rain Day Boy

Norman Montgomery Zahniser

Norman M. Zahniser - Rain Day Boy