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Frederick W. Grigg

Submitted by: Makaio Kelii

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Frederick W. Grigg served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 1915-1916 (Mexico), 1917-1918 (France).


The Story of Corporal Frederick W. Grigg

CORPORAL FREDERICK W. GRIGG, was born in Pennsylvania on May 17, 1897 to William Erie and Mary Butler Grigg. They had moved to 46 West Chestnut Avenue in Merchantville NJ by the summer of 1910. After moving to New Jersey, the Griggs were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Merchantville.

After joining the United States Army at the age of 16 in 1915. He first saw service with Battery B, 1st New Jersey Field Artillery, on the border during the armed intervention with Mexico in 1916. When the battery returned to Camden he was mustered out of service. He was working in Trenton when America entered the Great War and enlisted in the Second New Jersey National Guard and was first placed on guard duty in the state. Later he was sent to Camp McClellan, Anniston, Alabama, and sailed for France in June 1918. when sent overseas, Corporal Grigg was a member of Company E, 113th Infantry Regiment.

Corporal Frederick Grigg was killed in the Argonne Forest and Meuse drive in October, 1918. He was struck in the stomach by a fragment of shrapnel. He was buried at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne, France.

In the years following World War I, veterans in the town of Merchantville organized an American Legion Post, which is named after Corporal Grigg and is still active today.