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Stories of Service

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Ralph M. Murray

Submitted by: Frank Wilson {grandson}

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Ralph M. Murray served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known July 5,1917 - November 26, 1919.

 

My grandfather Ralph M. Murray of South Boston,Ma. and his 3 brothers did not hesitate to sign up to serve their country in the summer of 1917. What I do know of my Papa and the brave men that fought alongside him came directly from him some 18 years after his death in 1972. As the family was making arrangements to sell his house in 1990, a discovery was made in the basement. On a table covered up was an old reel to reel recording machine. My uncle Leo had it processed and what we found forever impacted our lives. It was my grandfather's voice reciting his service record from the day he signed up til the day he came home! Papa kept a detailed journal complete with dates, training, campaigns, etc.. He wrote a story to his detailed journey full of emotions, smells, and vivid descriptions!

Ralph M. Murray, serial# 71,101 served in the 104th Infantry Regiment of the 26th 'Yankee Division" under Clarence Edwards. He and his men fought valiantly at "dead man's curve" in the Toul sector in early April of 1918. He then fought in the Aisne-Marne Offensive.

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Geddis Henry Webster

Submitted by: Anthony Blasi

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Geddis Henry Webster served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known September 9, 1917-1919.

 

Henry served with Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment. His unit was known for its service at the Second Battle of the Marne, earning it the designation "The Rock of the Marne." In September of 1918 Henry was gassed but survived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darwin Wentworth Soper

Submitted by: Anthony Blasi

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Darwin Wentworth Soper served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known November 20, 1917-July 18, 1919.

 

Darwin served in the 339th Infantry Regiment, which took part in the Allied Intervention in the Russian Civil War. This campaign is sometimes called the "Polar Bear Expedition."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Decatur Cross Jr.

Submitted by: Anthony Blasi

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Daniel Decatur Cross Jr. served in World War 1 with the the United States Army Air Corps. The dates of service are: Known December 20, 1917-December 16, 1918.

 

He served as a mechanic with the 333rd Aero Squadron in England. His unit was one of the first to return to America aboard the RMS Mauretania in December of 1918.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darrel F. Barstow

Submitted by: M.S.

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Darrel F. Barstow served in World War 1 with the United States Marine Corps. The dates of service are: Known June 1917 to August 1919.

 

According to Minnesota state and federal war records, Darrel enlisted June 6, 1917 as a private in the Marines. He arrived in France on May 6, 1918. His joined combat action on June 8, 1918 at Belleau Wood. He was discharged from service on August 11, 1919.

Darrel returned to Minnesota and ran a general store, dying in 1965 at the age of 71, according to his obituary.

 

 

 

 

Llewelyn Isaac Hughes

Submitted by: Thomas Hughes

Llewelyn Isaac HughesLlewelyn Isaac Hughes served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known June 19, 1917 till August 13, 1919.

 

private first class, Company E of the 9th Infantry, second division, U.S. Army

May 31 - June 5, 1918: served in combat at Aisne Llef.

June 6 - July 9, 1918: served in combat at Chateau Thierry

June 8: poison gassed, requiring hospitalization

July 18 - 19, 1918: served in combat at Aisne Monne

July 18: witnesses death of fellow Poultney youth Cpl. J. Claire Carmody

Sept. 12 - 16, 1918: served in combat at St. Mihiel

Sept. 30: Pvt. Hughes wounded at Champagne, France

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George William Muller

Submitted by: Dennis Muller {great nephew}

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George William Muller served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 10 Oct 1917 - 15 Jan 1919.

 

My great uncle served in the US Army in WW1. Service number1696020. He was inducted at #55 New York on 10 Oct 1917. He served with Co K., 305th Inf., 77th Div until discharged on 15 Jan 1919.

He was severely wounded 4 Oct 1918 in Argonne? He was buried in L.I. National Cemetery, sec O, site 36890, Farmingdale, L.I., New York on 16 Dec 1952.

 

 

 

 

Oliver Dana Williams

Submitted by: John K Williams

Oliver Dana WilliamsOliver Dana Williams served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 1917-1919, 1932-1956.

 

Battery C 136th Field Artillery, 37th Division. Rank Sgt, qualified as Driver, Section Sgt and Stable Sgt.

 

 

 

 

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Romeo MacDonald

Submitted by: Robert MacDonald

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Romeo MacDonald served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 19 Nov 1917 to 28 May 1919.

 

Romeo MacDonald served with the 78th Infantry Division, 114th Field Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wallace Bruce MacDonald

Submitted by: Robert MacDonald

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Wallace Bruce MacDonald served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 19 Nov 1917 to 28 May 1919.

 

Wallace Bruce MacDonald served with the 78th Infantry Division, CO.B 303 Ammunition Train .

 

 

 

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