August 28, 1894 (Chincoteague, VA) – October 16, 1918; 24 years old
Married to Daisy Belle Houlse Holston on August 9, 1916 in Norwalk
Son Earl Holston born September 7, 1916 and died January 31, 1977 in East Norwalk
Last local address: 12 Fairfield Avenue, Norwalk
Entered the service from Chattanooga, Virginia
Serial number 418872
Unit: 6th Division, 54th Infantry, Company C
Born to Asher Holston (1871-1912) and Elizabeth Melvin Holstein (1870-?). Brothers Robert (1895-1967) and Nathaniel (1896-1932). Sister Viola Holstein (1897-1974). Half siblings, Bertie (1904-1987), Asher (1905-1987), Annie (1906-?), Erwin (1910-1913) and Elodie (1912-?).
From The Richmond Times (Virginia) March 4, 1919
Ansley H. Holston, one of the boys who gave his life for the cause of liberty, was from Chincoteague Island, Virginia, He was with Company C, 5th Infantry. He offered his services to his country and his services were accepted. Though he did not fight in the trenches, he cooked the food for the boys that did the work to whip the Germans. He died on October 16, 1918. He leaves a wife and child to mourn his loss. The government has nobly said about this young man he “bravely laid down his life:” and “the record of service is honorable.” No greater words can be said about a person by their country than these words. May God’s blessings rest on his wife and child. – Rev. O.W. Sawyer
Private Holston is buried at the Junior Order United American Mechanics Cemetery in Chincoteague, Virginia according to a veteran headstone application dated 1930. Contact made with the local American Legion post in Chincoteague to help find the grave but they were unable to find the grave in this cemetery.
Possible spelling on the headstone is “Holstein.”