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Lewis Tallman Wilson

Submitted by: Wayne G. Miesen Jr. {grand nephew}

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Lewis Tallman Wilson born around 1895. Lewis Wilson served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service

Lewis Tallman Wilson joined the New York National Guard in New York City on 3 August 1917. He was assigned to Company G 102 Ammunition Train, 27th Infantry Divison as a truck driver.

He left for France on 14 June 1917, assigned to the First American Army and was in combat at the following locations in France. 16 September -22 October 1918, Le Claire, Chattencourt, 1st Merthomme, Marre, Charny, Cumiers, Beis-De-Ferges, Gerscourt.

22 October-11 November 1918, Bras, Vaucherauville, Samegeux, Haument, Brabant, Consenveye.

He was promoted to Corporal 18 December 1918, returned to U.S. on 24 April 1919. Discharged on 9 May 1919.

After the war he returned home to Rumson N.J., married and had two children. He worked as a clerk for a real estate firm, he was also a Boro Councilman for Rumson. He was a life long member of the Rumson Fire Company joining in 1913.

He died abruptly of a stroke in 1938 and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Middletown N.J.

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