Rayson-Miller Post 899

Rayson Miller

Post 899

Born in 1892, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rayson. He was a student at the University of Rochester and a member of Phi Epsilon Fraternity and active in musical groups. Homer associated with the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, where he attended Sunday School. Before the war he was employed by the Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh Railway Company. He entered the Army in 1918 at age 26,  and trained at Camp Devens, MA and Camp Upton, Long Island, before embarking for France in April 1918. Rayson was a surviving member of the "LOST BATTALION" during the Meuse-Argonne campaign in October 1918. Then,at age 26, was later killed by a German shell. Rayson is interred in France.

Born to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Miller in Pittsford on 23 April 1895, and was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the village. His Grandfather was a Civil War Veteran, and a member of the TYLER POST. Private Miller entered the Regular Army in July 1917, trained at Camp Syracuse, and embarked overseas on 17 September 1917 in Company M, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division. He was killed in action in the fierce battle at Belleau Wood in June 1918, at the age of 23. His body was re-interred with Military Ceremonies in Pittsford Cemetary on September 11, 1921.

Homer Rayson

Henry L Miller