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Stories of Service

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Rama Heirder Singh

Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo

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Rama Heirder Singh served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Unknown .

 

Private Rama Heirder Singh was born in 1889 in Amishah or khalra, British India. He immigrated to the United States in May 1907 from Vancouver, Canada at age of 25. The U.S., Border Crossings from Canada list from this period recorded his race as East Indian and occupation as a laborer. Singh settled in Washington state.

By 1917, Singh was working as laborer at a saw mill and lived at Cosmopolis, Washington. He registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 in Cosmopolis. Singh's draft card listed his race as Hindu(East Indian).

Private Singh was assigned to 166 Depot Brigade until his discharge. On July 31, 1918, while in the military, Singh applied for U.S. naturalization at Camp Kearny.

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Herman H. Weimer

Submitted by: Michael R. Morawey

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Herman H Weimer served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Unknown .

 

In the advance in the Meuse Argonne, Herman Weimer, then a Lieutenant with the 131st infantry, 33rd division, led his men into fierce fighting. Wounded twice in the shoulder and his scalp, he refused medical treatment and returned to battle persisting in his attack until his unit's objective had been taken. He sought medical treatment for his men first before accepting medical treatment himself.

As a result of his heroic actions Lt. Weimer was presented the Distinguished Service Cross Medal, the second highest award the nation can confer.

A grateful French government presented the Croix de Guerre with Palm to Lt Weimer for his heroism on French soil. Marshall Petain, Commander of all French Forces presented the award.

The steel helmet which Lt. Weimer was wearing when he was wounded bears the entry and exit holes of the bullet which creased his scalp and is treasured today as an irreplaceable remnant of American and Family history.

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Private Abde Khan

Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo

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Private Abde Khan served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known Discharged on March 22, 1919.

 

Private Abde Khan was born on June 23,1891 Halwara, Punjab, British India. He came to the United States from Hong Kong in 1906. He settled in Settle, Washington.

By 1918, Khan worked in a ship yard. On October 4, 1918, Khan declared his intention to apply for U.S. naturalization.

During this time or sometime in 1919, Khan was inducted into the U.S. Army. He was assigned to Company K 160 Infantry until July 2, 1919. He then served with the QMC till discharge. He did not serve overseas.

Private Khan was discharged on March 22, 1919.

On April 22, 1919, Khan was granted U.S. naturalization at age of 28 in Seattle.

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Andrew A. Capets

Submitted by: Andrew J. Capets {grandson}

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Andrew A. Capets served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known April 1918 to June 1919.

 

How do you write a 'Story of Service' about a young Doughboy and make it stand out among the millions of men and women who served in the Great War? Do you tell the story about this Private being so cold during a night in France that he had to sleep on top of a manure pile just to keep warm? Do you talk about his pride after returning home from the war, and that he routinely attended Battalion reunions in Erie, PA to commemorate his service with friends?

The answer is yes, you document as much as you know, and write down any story you were told to ensure that the experiences of this young Doughboy will be known 100 years from now.

I went a whole lot farther and released a book in September 2017 called "Good War, Great Men. The 313th Machine Gun Battalion of World War I." The book was written for the same reason this portion of the WW1CC website was created, "The stories of the service of all these Americans should not be forgotten." I wrote the book to commemorate my grandfather's service during the Great War, as well as wanting to help other family members that have descendants of the 313th Machine Gun Battalion read about their own soldier's experiences through the writings of over a dozen men that served together in World War I.

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Private James Mohammed "Jim" Dullo

Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo

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Private James Mohammed "Jim" Dullo served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known May 28, 1917 or 1919 to July 3, 1943.

 

Private James Mohammed "Jim" Dullo was born on August 15, 1898 in Bohara, Hazara, British India to Mahomed Dean. He immigrated to the United States prior to 1917 or 1919 and settled in Settle, Washington.

Dullo registered for the draft on June 5, 1917. Mullo's draft card listed his race as white, occupation as a unemployed laborer, and residence as 409 James St, Settle.

On May 28, 1919 or 1917, Dullo was inducted into the U.S. Army. He was assigned to Company D 2nd Battalion, 20th Regiment Engineers( (Forestry). On November 7, 1917 Dullo and his unit departed Hoboken, New Jersey for France on the ship Madawaska.

They left Pauillac, France on May 7, 1919 on the ship Martha Washington for Camp Morrison, Newport News, Virginia. The date of his discharge is unknown.

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Jatindra Nath Guha

Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo

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Jatindra Nath Guha served in World War 1 with the the United States Army . The dates of service are: Known July 9, 1918- Unknown .

 

Jatindra Nath Guha was born on January 20, 1890 in Calcutta, British India to Janaki. He immigrated to the United States in April or June 1912 and first settled in New York City, then in Pittsburgh, and finally in Detroit during the last years of the his life.

Guha entered to the United States military on July 9, 1918. He was assigned to E.W.S Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

He applied for U.S. naturalization while in the military. He was granted naturalization on December 3, 1918. It is unknown when he was discharged from the military.

On January 20, 1919 Guha applied for a U.S. Seaman's Protection Certificate in New York City at age of 29.

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Juan (Jnan) Chandra Ghose

Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo

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Juan (Jnan) Chandra Ghose served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known October 16, 1918- Unknown.

 

Juan (Jnan) Chandra Ghose was on August 18, 1890 in Hashara, Calcutta, British India to Mohendra Kumar Ghose. He arrived to New York City on September 18, 1914 at the age 26 through Liverpool, England on the ship Lusitania. The New York passenger list from this period recorded his race as Hindu(East Indian) and birthplace as Dacca.

Ghose stayed in New York for a time and traveled to San Francisco before settling in Chicago.

By 1917, Ghose lived at 1515 W Monroe St, Chicago and was a student at the Chicago Polyclinic School. He registered for the draft on June 5, 1917. His World War I draft card listed his race as Hindu.

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Jacob Bohlken

Submitted by: Jack Bohlken {grandson}

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Jacob Bohlken born around 1888, Jacob Bohlken served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1919.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private S A Husaine

Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo

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Private S A Husaine served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known August 14, 1918 to December 9, 1918.

 

Private S A Husaine was born on May or June 12, 1894 in Arya, British India. He immigrated to the United States prior to 1918 and settled in Manhattan, New York City.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army on August 14, 1918 in New York City. His World War I draft card and New York military service abstract listed his race as white.

Husaine was assigned to Company K Dev Battalion No. 3 at Camp Upton, New York until October 13, 1918. His next assignment was Company Q Dev Battalion No. 4 Group HQ at Camp Upton until discharge. Husiane did not serve overseas.

Private S A Husaine was honorably discharged on demobilization on December 9, 1918.

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Robert James Gowanlock

Submitted by: James Green {grandson}

Robert James GowanlockRobert James Gowanlock served in World War 1 with the the United States Army . The dates of service are: Known July 1917- June 1919.

 

Bob Gowanlock was my grandfather. He was part of the 90th Division, 359th infantry. Comprised of draftees of Texas and Oklahoma, they were known as the "Tough 'Ombres".

He fought in both St. Mihiel in September 1918 and in Meuse Argonne offensive in September and October 1918.

He was gassed at St. Mihiel and dealt with its deleterious effects for the rest of his life.

He had nightmares for decades after his service. He lost many men in his company.

My Granddaddy lived until 1975 so I had the opportunity to know him. He never would speak of the war, except he told his children that the rats in the trenches were the size of cats.

Read more: Robert James Gowanlock

Corporal Dhirendranath Mitra

Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo

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Corporal Dhirendranath Mitra served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known May 17, 1918 to March 22, 1919.

 

Dhirendranath Mitra was born on April 17, 1892 in Darjeeling, Bengal, British India to Beni Gopal Mitra. He immigrated to the United States in 1913 sailing from Genoa, Italy. He originally settled in New York City and worked as farm hand. Then he settled in Lynn, Massachusetts and worked as a engineer for the rest of the his life.

His World War I draft card listed his race as white, residence as New York University 39 E 31st St, and occupation as a farm hand for Mrs. D.P. Warren in West Park, New York.

On May 17, 1918, Mitra was inducted into the United States Army. He was assigned to the Company H 56 Engineers until June 4, 1918. He petitioned for and was granted U.S. naturalization in Washington D.C. on June 4, 1918.

His next two assignments were to Company I 56 Engineers until August 1, 1918 and Company D 605 Engineers until September 1, 1918. On August 7, 1918, Mitra was promoted to corporal.

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