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BAUSH, Robert O.
|Johnstown Daily Tribune, 16 Feb 1918, Page 18, Contributed by Sandy Lewis|
|BODY OF LIEUT. BAUSH BROUGHT TO SOMERSET|
Met His Death in Saving Lives of Two Men; Funreal Arrangements Incomplete
The body of First Lieutenant Robert O. Baush, aged 33 years, of the United States Battleship Utah, who was instantly killed yesterday morning, when he was struck by a large steam coal shovel after saving the lives of two men, arrived here at 8:30 oclock this morning from Portsmouth, Va. where the fatality occurred. He was accompanied by Major Smith, also of the U. S. S. Utah. Mrs. Lucille Belt Baush, widow of the deceased, and Lieutenant Baushs brother, Private John Baush, who is serving with the First New Hampshire Regiment, at Camp Greene, N. C. Private Baush met the body at Washington, D. C. Lieutenant Baush was removed to the Baush residence on West Main street by Undertaker S. C. Brooks.
Lieutenant Baush saw the two men, whose lives he saved, standing directly in the path of the large steam coal shovel unaware of their danger. He quickly ran to them and pushed between them, throwing the two men clear of the large shovel, but was struck by the shovel before he could reach safety.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed as the relatives are awaiting the arrival of Lieutenant Baushs mother, Mrs. Laura Knepper Baush, who is now en route from Gotebo, Okla., where she was visiting her sisters when the sad news was received. Lieutenant Baush was a son of the late Peter Baush, He was married last summer.