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Talmage Edward Dawson

Submitted by: Brian Paul Kaess {Grandson}

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Talmage Edward Dawson was born around 1894. Talmage Dawson 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


PFC Talmage Edward Dawson, b. Oct 9, 1894 in Topeka, Kansas, d. May 1 1974, Northbrook, IL. Married many times. Talmage was a native of Kansas.

Registered for the Draft for WW1 in Crawford County, Kansas, on June 5 1917. Enlisted in the U.S. Army in May 28 1918. Served in the U.S.Army in WW1 on the West Front in France. Honorably discharged on Jun 8 1919.

Served in HQ's Co, 351st Inf Reg, 176th inf Brigade, 88th Infantry Division. Talmage name appears on a roster of the 88th Infantry Division.

Saw action in Haute Alsace Sector. His regiment was attacked at Schonholz Woods at night (during Fog). Entitled to wear a gold war service decoration.

Margaret Jane Swartz said he suffered from ’shell-shock.’ He died on May 1 1974. The funeral home was Hanekamp Funeral Home in Glenview, Illinois.

Also, Talmage’ middle name was confirmed as Edward by a 1942 WWII Draft Registration.

On May 3 1974, Talmage E Dawson was buried in Archer Woods Cemetery in Willow Springs, Illinois.

His letters are published at Our Military Heritage at Allen County Public Library, WWI section.