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Lieut William S Ely, Jr
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1895
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1918, France

First Lieutenant Air Service, American Expeditionary Force.
Born in New York.
He died in an airplane accident in France aged 22 years. He is believed to have been the first Rochester man to die in service during World War I, although he was off duty at the time of his death. He was the grandson of renowned Civil War surgeon and tuberculosis expert Dr. William S. Ely

There is a memorial to him in the family plot at Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William S Ely (1841 - 1911)
  Helen Gamwell Budd (1865 - 1958)
 
 Sibling:
  Joseph Allen Ely (1846 - 1919)**
  William S Ely (1895 - 1918)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Wolvercote Cemetery
Oxford
City of Oxford
Oxfordshire, England
 
Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Jul 31, 2008
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Lieut William S Ely, Jr
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Lieut William S Ely, Jr
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Lieut William S Ely, Jr
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Your sacrifice for the freedom we now enjoy has not been forgotten.
- geoffrey gillon
 Added: Jul. 31, 2008
 
 
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