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James M. Stewart

Submitted by: Chris Mulholland

no photo 300James M. Stewart served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 1917-1918.

 

James M. Stewart was a Private with the 318th Infantry Regiment in the 80th “Blue Ridge” Division – he was in the same unit as Corporal Arthur Donahoe. The 318th was made up mostly of men from the Shenandoah Valley and Tidewater areas.

While training with the British in France, the 318th were nicknamed “Squirrels”: 1st Battalion were RED squirrels; 2nd were GRAY squirrels; and 3rd were called FLYING squirrels.

During the Meuse Argonne campaign, the 80th Division was the only one that saw action during each phase of the offensive and earned their motto, "The 80th Division Moves only Forward!"

 

James was killed on September 29th, 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

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