Leander Harrison Messer was born 20 August 1895, Sevier County, Tennessee, son of Louis Messer and Louthenia Whaley. Pvt Messer was a farmer before he was inducted into military service on 5 July 1918 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He died of influenza on 26 November 1918, Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama.

He is buried at Candies Creek Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley County in Tennessee.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 August 1895
  • Date of death: 26 November 1918
  • County: Sevier
  • Hometown: Cleveland
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company C, 46th Infantry, 9th Division
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Candies Creek Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Middle Panel
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