The War of 1914-18 97
war his maps were adopted by the French Government. Among the
aviators by far the greatest distinction was won by B. W. Maynard, a
ministerial student of the College, 1916-17, an early volunteer, who
became one of the best ace pilots in the service. He was known as the
"Flying Parson." After the close of the war he remained in the service
some years, and was the first to carry a plane from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, though not on a non-stop flight. He lost his life when his
plane crashed. The following lost their lives in France: two pilots in
the aviation service; these were C. C. Olive of the class of 1916, and
S. W. White of the class of 1914; one chaplain, Aurenus T. Howard of
the class of 1908; he was on the field of battle ministering to the
wounded when he was stuck by a piece of shrapnel; two physicians
and surgeons; these were John E. Ray, Jr., of the class of 1908, who
was hit by a shell when with the soldiers he went over the top to
minister to the wounded and died in a hospital a few days later; the
other was Charles P. Harward, 1910-12, who lost his life in the battle
of the Argonne Forest. Andrew J. Harris, like S. W. White, was a
lawyer, of the class of 1912. He served first on the Mexican border;
on July 29, 1918, he went overseas as captain of his company. He was
mortally wounded in the battle of the Argonne Forest. Another who
died in the same battle was Adlai E. Stevenson of the class of 1914.
He came from the Thomasville Orphanage to the College and in war
as in peace won promotion by his faithfulness. Robert H. Turner, a
football player of much skill, left the College in 1916. When war was
declared he was one of the first to enlist, and attained the rank of
lieutenant; while he was carrying food to his company located in
Belgium, he was killed by a shell which exploded near him. Another
was Guy B. Rhodes who left his classes in the spring of 1918 to join
the colors. He was killed on the field of
In addition to those killed in France eleven others lost their lives
while training in camp in America. The names of all twenty
See Bulletin of Wake Forest College, XIV, 135ff., where short sketches are
given of all the above.
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