Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo
Sam Alle born around 1894. Sam Alle served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1919.
Story of Service
Private Sam Alle was born on either February 15, 1894 or May 25, 1893 in British East India. He immigrated to the United States prior to 1918. He settled in Savannah, Georgia and worked as a laborer.
He registered for the draft on June 5, 1917. Alle's World War I draft card recorded his race as Malayan (Malaysian), birth of place East India, and as an alien. Next to the word alien there is something written, but it is illegible.
On July 20, 1918, Alle was ordered to report to the Chatman military board for Camp Gordon in Atlanta, Georgia. He was assigned to 5th company 2nd Training Battalion of the 157th Depot Brigade until July 27, 1918.
His next assignment was 21st Company 6th Training Battalion of the 157th Depot Brigade until September 17, 1918.
On October 1, 1918, Alle was promoted to private first class. He was then assigned to 5th Company 2nd Receiving Battalion of the 157th Depot Brigade till November 1, 1918.
The 14th Company 4th Receiving Battalion of the 157th Depot Brigade was Private Alle's next assignment until November 21, 1918.
Alle's last assignment was 37th Company 10th Receiving Battalion of the 157th Depot Brigad until his discharge. Private Alle was honorably discharged on February 17, 1919 due to demobilization. He did not serve overseas and was not injured. Alle's Georgia World War I Service Card recorded his birthplace as Africanistan, India.
It is unknown was happened to Sam Alle between his discharge and 1928. On February 22, 1928, Sam Alle died in Detroit, Michigan at age of 34 from Pneumonia. His Michigan Death Record listed his birthplace as Punjab India. The record also stated that Alle was married and was a painter.