Sgt Willis Lewis Burnworth
Submitted by: Peter Stassen
Sgt Willis Lewis Burnworth served in World War 1 with the the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known May 30 1917 - November 1 1918.
Sgt Willis L. Burnworth entered service (ASN: 1518883) at Bremen on May 30th, 1917 with the Ohio National Guard. He got his basic training with Company D of the 7th Infantry Regiment at Pleasantville, Ohio. On July 15, 1917 this regiment was recalled to federal service. It was now redesignated the 145th Infantry Regiment, and assigned as one of the components of the 37th Division. Willis became a member of Company H.
From September 29th, 1917 till end of May 1918 he trained at Camp Sheridan, five miles outside Montgomery, Alabama. During that time he attained the rank of Corporal (October 10th, 1917). At Camp Lee, Virginia he stayed from May 24th till June 11th. Before embarking the USS Leviathan he received his final overseas physical examination. The ship left the harbor on Saturday June 15th and landed at Brest, France, June 22nd.