This is part of a series of essays about the First World War casualties commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Michigan.
This is a most tragic story about a young man, unsuitable for military service, who should not have been enlisted.
Henry Louis Gerow was born on 2 February 1895, the son of John and Matilda Gerow. He was the fourth of six sons and he had four sisters. His parents were from New York, where they had married and started a family before moving to Beaugrand, in Cheboygan County, Michigan. His father was a farmer and in 1917 he was killed in an accident when a pile of logs that he was taking to the mill fell and crushed him. Continue reading