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Capt Raymond Dales Wortley
Birth: Dec. 13, 1891
Paola
Miami County
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1918, France

Cause of Death: Shot by machine gun through the lungs while leading the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Division. Organization (Company & Regiment: C0. "A" & "H" 26th Inff. 1 Div. Decorations or Citations: Cited for gallantry in action and for his brilliant leadership of his battalion. (Citation Order No. 5, A.E.F. CALIFORNIA'S HONOR ROLL. Raymond Wortley was the idol, and boon companion of his grandfather who was a Lieut. in the Civil War. When his grandfather was buried at the old soldiers' home, young Wortley was imbued with all absorbing aspiration of a military career. At the age of 11 years he was confronted with the responsibility with his widowed mother in the support of a familly of five children. At the age of 18 he joined Co. A, 7th Regiment, California National Guard. His whole time and thought was devoted to military study and organization. He was active in organizing the 7th Reg. Machine Gun Co. and received a commission as Lieutenant. Aug. 1915 he resigned from the National Guard and joined the regular army as a Private. One year later he received commission as 2nd Lieutenant and at the officers school at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas he was recommended as 1st Lieutenant. He was assigned acting Captain in Pershings Division and soon received a commission as Captain. He was wounded twice. Last word received from him, about 2 months ago was that he was serving as Major. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Robert Wortley (1859 - ____)
  Bonnie Grace Young Wortley Brown (1870 - 1943)
 
 Siblings:
  Raymond Dales Wortley (1891 - 1918)
  Gertrude Effie Wortley Whitehead (1893 - 1986)*
  Chester Alfrey Wortley (1896 - 1931)*
  Rollin Kenneth Wortley (1898 - 1993)*
  Pattie Marie Wortley Brown (1900 - 1993)*
  Dorothy Raye Brown Schirtzinger (1918 - 1996)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: CAPT 26TH INF 1ST DIV
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Grave 4473
 
Created by: Janice Buchanan
Record added: Aug 09, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5034357
Capt Raymond Dales Wortley
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Capt Raymond Dales Wortley
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Capt Raymond Dales Wortley
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