Private William M. "Will" Alsobrook

Private William M. "Will" Alsobrook

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 9, 1919

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William M. "Will" Alsobrook

Private Will Alsobrook was a Loyalty Ranger from June 1918 until February 1919. Loyalty rangers served as volunteers to seek out disloyal citizens during WW I. In June 1919 he was appointed as a Regular Rangers. On December 8, 1919, Private Alsobrook was traveling by train in South Texas when he was accidentally shot and wounded near the tiny hamlet of Crestonia in Duval County. He was taken by a special train the Laredo where he died in the hospital the next day.

Private Alsobrook was buried in the Clarksville Cemetery in Red River County in northeast Texas. He was 38 years old and single at the time of his death.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Monday, December 8, 1919

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Pvt. Alsobrook,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas.


United States Border Patrol

December 9, 2019

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