Memorial Wall

Private Stanley W. Christ

June 20, 1897 - December 1, 1919

Stanley W. Christ was born June 20, 1897, at Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. Prior to his enlistment with the Constabulary, he served with Company A, 108th U.S. Machine Gun Battalion. He saw service in World War I and engaged in the major battles at Marne, Meuse Argonne, Thiacourt and Vesle. His military service began May 30, 1917, and ended May 26, 1919. He enlisted with the Constabulary on November 1, 1919, and was assigned to Troop E at Lancaster.

As Private Christ was grooming a new horse on November 21, 1919, he was kicked in the abdomen. He was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for surgery for serious internal injuries to his intestines and bladder but died December 1, 1919. Private Christ's body was shipped back to Pine Grove for burial in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah Christ, owner of Christ Coal Company, Pine Grove. Christ, 22, had completed only one month of Constabulary service.

Private Stanley W. Christ