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Marion G. Crandall
Birth: Apr. 25, 1872
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1918
Sainte-Menehould
Departement de la Marne
Champagne-Ardenne, France

World War I Casualty. She was first American woman killed in active service during World War I. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she was educated at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, and became a French language teacher at St. Katharine's School in Davenport, Iowa. Crandell left for Paris in January 1918 to aid French soldiers involved in the war, feeling her knowledge of the country and the language would be helpful. Two months later, she died when a German artillery shell hit the hostel where she was on duty as a YMCA canteen worker. She was buried in a French hospital cemetery in St. Menehould. Later, her remains were transferred to the American Cemetery at Argonne. A memorial plaque for her is located at the Iowa entrance to the Rock Island Arsenal Government Bridge in Davenport, Iowa. (bio by: Dustin Oliver) 
 
Burial:
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Departement de la Meuse
Lorraine, France
Plot: Grave #24, Plot F, Row #1
 
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Originally Created by: Dustin Oliver
Record added: Jun 29, 2006
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Marion G. Crandall
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Marion G. Crandall
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Marion G. Crandall
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