South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 1917|
Archie D. DeShields was born in Cross Anchor, S.C., a son of Sam and Louise DeShields. Census records enumerate the following siblings: Columbia, Lemuel, David, Burgess, and Sherman. His military file gives his birthdate as 1 September 1896; his draft registration card has it as 14 August 1895; and the 1900 census gives it as June 1895.
His draft registration card indicates that he was a resident of Woodruff, S.C. and was working as a farm laborer for a doctor but the doctor's name is unreadable. He is described as tall and slender with dark eyes and black hair.
He entered the National Army in Spartanburg, S.C., 5 October 1917. He was a member of the 1st Provisional Infantry at Camp Jackson, S.C., to 9 October 1917 and was then a member of Co. A, 302nd Stevedore regiment. He served with this unit when it became a part of the American Expeditionary Forces and stayed with it until his death from pneumonia on 22 December 1917.
Archie was buried in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Plot D, Row 40, Grave 31, Fere-en-Tardenois, France. His father, Sam DeShields, was notified by the Army. There was also an article in The State newspaper indicating that his death was included in a report by General Pershing.
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de l'Aisne
Maintained by: Frieda Davison
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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