1918 – William Coniff Dies

On this date William Coniff was killed when allied forces battled the Germans on the Marne River. Coniff was the first Madisonian to be killed in battle during World War I. Coniff served with the 127th Infantry, Company F, American Expeditionary Force in France. Prior to the outbreak of WWI, Coniff worked as a pressman for the . [Source: , p. 205]