William John Clegg
Submitted by: Robert Clegg
William John Clegg served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 1917-1919.
CORPORAL WILLIAM JOHN CLEGG
BATTERY D, 53RD ARTILLERY (RAILROAD)
COAST ATILLERY CORPS, US ARMY
BALEYCOURT WOODS, NIXEVILLE,
MEUSE, FRANCE 1918-1919
William John Clegg was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1888. In 1893, his father inherited Tanmacnally Farm, in County Monaghan, Ireland; so the family moved back to Ireland. At age 23 (1911), William return to the United States.
In 1917 he was inducted into the US Army, and assigned to Battery D, 53rd Artillery (Railroad). He was promoted to corporal in May, 1918, and deployed to France in August, 1918.
He served in the Meuse Argonne Offensive in the area of Baleycourt Woods, Nixeville, Meuse (5 kilometers southwest of Verdun).