Mason, William McKinley “Willie” (P1, C2 L20)
Private William McKinley Mason of Livermore, McLean County, Kentucky, died on 30 October 1918 while serving in the Army during World War I. Mason joined the Kentucky National Guard’s Company C of 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment in February 1915. He was discharged due to a medical disability in July 1916. Mason re-enlisted with Company C of 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment in July 1917 after the unit’s return from Mexican Border duty. At that time he listed his civilian occupation as laborer. At Camp Shelby, Mississippi he was assigned to Company K of the 7th Infantry. He took part in the 2nd Battle of Marne and the Argonne. He served overseas from June 1918 until his death in October 1918. Mason was born in Oakland City, Indiana. He is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne, France.