From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William McCarty '17

Date of birth: 1893

Date of death: August 15, 1915

Age: ~22

Naval Academy Register

William Luther McCarty was admitted to the Naval Academy from Kentucky on June 26, 1913 at age 19 years 7 months. His death is recorded on August 15, 1915 in the Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy 1915-1916, but no details are given.

Lucky Bag

William has a page dedicated to his memory in the Class of 1917 Lucky Bag, though it provides no photograph or details beyond the date of his death.


William died of spinal meningitis on August 15, 1915, while aboard Ohio for the summer Practice Cruise.

He is buried in Kentucky.

Class of 1917

William is one of 9 members of the Class of 1917 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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