|Death: ||Nov. 1, 1918|
Database of 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor Vol. 2 P. 685
WW1 Company M 353 INF
Wed Aug 3, 1921 Rockford Morning Star
Remains of Barrage Victim Will Arrive in Hoboken Aug. 5
George W. Abney, 906 N Horsman street, received a telegram from Hoboken yesterday that the remains of his son, George C. Ambey will arrive August 5, with the usual request for confirmation of burial arrangements. Assurance was immediately given but arrangements have not been completed. Private Abney was a member of Co. M 353rd infantry, 89th division, and was employed as a runner with battalion headquarters at the time he was killed in the Argonne woods Nov. 1, 1918. The military information is as follows; "Early in the morning of Nov. 1 our battalion had taken an advanced position ready to make an attack as soon as it should be light enough. Our artillery barrage had continued for some hours when the enemy put over a counter barrage. It was a shell of this barrage that directly hit the corner of the dugout occupied by Private Abney, Killing him instantly and wounding another or two."
Private Abney was born in Virginia, Cass county, and is survived by his father and sister, Mrs. Piney Sager, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Robert Haas of Moline and one half-brother, Ralph Abney of San Francisco. He entered the draft from Chicago and trained at Camp Grant. Later he went to Camp Funston and joined the 89th division, with which he sailed for France on June 27, 1918. His brother Elmer Abney died here in 1919 of the flu during the late epidemic.
Myrtle Lucy Abney (1875 - 1956)*
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Record added: Jul 19, 2010
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Matthew Q Boeke
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