Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo
Fazal Khan served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known May 27, 1917- July 23, 1919.
Private Fazal Khan was born on November 26, 1884 in Lodarmang,Hazara District North-West Frontier Province British India to Ameir Khan and Samnur. He immigrated to the United States in 1906 or 1907 and settled in Boston, Massachusetts.
By 1920, Khan was married to Mabel (Smith) Khan and was naturalized. Mabel was born in New Jersey. According to her 1920 federal census, she worked as dressmaker at home. Her 1900 , 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal censuses recorded her race as black. She was listed as white in her 1940 federal census. The Massachusetts Marriage Index listed Mabel's and Fazal's marraiage year as 1930. Khan's 1920 federal census recorded his race as Hindu (East Indian) and native tongue as Hindustani.