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Frank William Taylor

Frank William TaylorSubmitted by: Janet L. Rajala {Granddaughter}

Frank William Taylor born around 1892. Frank Taylor served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

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My grandfather never discussed his experiences in WWI. Further, all his military records were destroyed in a fire in Washington D.C. in the 1970s. However, I have his pocket Bible given to him before he was sent overseas. It indicates he was going to France.

He entered the Army in August 1917, soon after he married my grandmother. His picture of him in uniform displays an insignia that gave us a clue as to his service. Researching the insignia, we believe he was part of the 89th Infantry Division. Another insignia on his collar appears to denote his relationship to the artillery. If so, he most likely served with the 164th Artillery Regiment.

Further research indicates the 89th Infantry Division was sent to France in June of 1918. They were part of the campaigns at St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. The 89th was given a Battle Honor for their major operations in these two battles.

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5b42969834a00 Frank Taylor WWI Uniform 1

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