Private Will Wilhelm Matthias

Private Will Wilhelm Matthias was born on August 23, 1896 in Denver, IA and died October 19, 1918 in Readlyn, IA.

Will Wilhelm Matthias entered the United States Army on September 3, 1918, in Waverly, IA, served during the World War I era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on October 19, 1918 in Readlyn, IA.

Will Wilhelm Matthias is buried at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Readlyn, IA, Iowa and can be located at

  • Died in Service: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Person notified of death–Bertha Matthias (wife) R.R.#1 Readlyn

Enlisted from Waverly and went to Camp Dodge came home on furlough in Oct. and died here of Flu-Pneumonia near Crane Creek 3 miles north of Denver, Buried in Readlyn Zion Cemetery just west of that town. The Acker-Matthias Post Am Leg. of Denver Ia. was named for this man and Aug. Acker both belon[ged] to Lutheran Church.