World War I Soldiers Remembered: Wilmer Henry Salmon

31 Aug
Wilmer Salmon reduced

Wilmer Henry Salmon Photograph Courtesy of Carol Salmon Coe

Wilmer Henry Salmon was born March 17, 1895 in Elk Hill. His father was Charles N. Salmon and his mother was Margaret L. Rutherford. He was a 22-year-old Elk Hill lumber foreman with Garrett Lumber when he was drafted on March 24, 1918. According to his Registration Card, we know he was single, of medium build and had blue eyes and light brown hair.

He was inducted into service and sent to Camp Lee, Virginia, assigned to Co. C, 318 Regiment, 80th Division. He remained at Camp Lee for the duration of the War. He was promoted several times while in Camp and by March of 1919 was Sergeant 1st Class.

In 1932, he married a girl named Evelyn and began a family. He passed away on February 17, 1953 and is buried in the Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, Virginia.

If you have any photographs of World War I service men and women from Goochland, please contact the Goochland County Historical Society. We would love to scan your photographs and add them to the World War I Commemorative Collection. Contact us at 804-556-3966 or at


One Response to “World War I Soldiers Remembered: Wilmer Henry Salmon”

  1. jpwisco August 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    I’m really enjoying your tributes to Veterans! Thank you!

    Sent from my iPad


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