Kenneth M. Meadows
Submitted by: Benjamin Woodard
Kenneth M. Meadows born around 1891, Kenneth Meadows served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1918.
Story of Service
Kenneth M. Meadows was born Jan 21, 1891, at Upper Green Bottom, West Virginia, to F.M. and Cora Meadows.
He lived in Huntington, West Virginia, and worked with his brother, Azel, in the real estate business. His wife was Blanche C. Meadows.
He enlisted on Jun 15, 1918, and was sent to the automobile mechanic school at Morgantown, West Virginia. He trained their two months and graduated with a card proving that he was the fastest driver of the 75 mechanics in training.
He went to Camp Hancock, then Camp Mills, then New York, from where he sailed on Oct 5, 1918. He was attached as a Corporal to the Ordnance Service.
He came down with pneumonia after 5 days and was transferred to the base hospital upon landing. On Oct 16, 1918, at Base Hospital #65, Brest, France, he succumbed to the disease.
He was originally buried in France but later removed to Woodmere Cemetery in Huntington.