Private First Class Charles Harris Spurbeck

Private First Class Charles Harris Spurbeck was born on February 6, 1891 in Lafayette Townsip, Bremer County, IA and died May 22, 1925 in Waverly, IA.

entered the United States Army on February 22, 1918, in Waverly, IA, served during the World War I era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged on May 26, 1919 in Camp Dodge, IA.

is buried at Andrews Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Spurbeck was a member of Co H 325 Inf. 82 Division and was in a number of principal battles among which were the Argonne and St. Mickiel In the first named engagement he was gassed but on recovering surrifiently again took his place in the front line and at St. Michiel he was badly shell shocked to these two casualties the poor condition of his health was attributed. He returned home in May 1919 to take up privat life again but during depression worried over finances and ill health shot himself in his barn on the farm during melancholia