A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Monday, October 15, 2018
PFC Earnest Roy Matney
PFC Earnest Roy Matney was born in 1898 in Wythe County, Virginia to Daniel Mitchell and Oregon Missouri Texas (Leslie) Matney. The family farmed.
After entering the service, Earnest was assigned to M Company 116th Infantry. He was with the unit at Camp McClellan, Alabama and sailed with the unit aboard the USS Finland on 15 Jun 1918. He trained with the regiment for trench warfare in France. PFC was killed in action on 15 Oct 1918.