|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1893|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 18, 1918|
Departement du Nord
Gaston attended both NCSU and UNC before working for his father US Marshall W. T. Dortch as a Chief Deputy. He was a member of the Thalerian German Club and Kappa Sigma while at NCSU.
He served as a First Lieutenant in the US Army, 30th Division, 119th Infantry, Company "B." He was killed in action by a shell while leading his company.
In a strange coincidence he died at practically the same time as his father.
Gaston is one of the thirty four men honored by the NCSU Memorial BellTower.
William Theopholus Dortch (1862 - 1918)
Elizabeth Mason Lewis Dortch (1864 - 1947)
Gaston Lewis Dortch (1893 - 1918)
Anna Lewis Dortch Michaux (1900 - 1958)*
GASTON LEWIS DORTCH
1 LIEUT. 119 INF. 30 DIV.
NORTH CAROLINA OCT 18, 1918.
Note: North Carolina
Somme American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de l'Aisne
Plot: Plot D Row 12 Grave 4
Maintained by: Mike Thompson
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56098153
"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty, as they understood it, they suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died". May you rest in eternal peace.|
Added: Jan. 10, 2007