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Lieut William Mead Ferris
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1892
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1918, France

Second Lieutenant, F.A., 15th Regiment, 2nd Division. Son of William M and Sallie E Ferris; born April 5, 1892, at St. Louis, MO. Entered service April 7, 1917 (day war was declared), at Fort Sheridan; sent to France, December, 1917; also trained three months and became an Artillery Observer in France and at French Officers' Camp at Domremy; three days before taking St. Mihiel he was wounded, being struck by a gas bomb, and gassed to unconsciousness, September 26, 1918; was transferred to 2nd Supply Train, and immediately after sent to hospital at Blois, where he died, and was buried in the American Cemetery; in service 1 year, 5 1/2 months; in trenches many days; in major offensive from June 5, 1918, until September 16, 1918; he acted as a liaison officer at Soisson and St. Mihiel, giving excellent service under Lt. Col. Davis; Gen. Bundy has spoken of the excellent liaison service given at these places in an article in Everybody's Magazine. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Mead Ferris (1845 - 1924)
  Sally Courtney Estill Ferris (1855 - 1940)
 
 Siblings:
  John E. Ferris (1877 - 1960)*
  Mary Ellen Ferris Peck (1879 - 1959)*
  Etolia Moore Ferris (1881 - 1956)*
  Wilma Corrine Lawson Ferris (1890 - 1915)*
  William Mead Ferris (1892 - 1918)
  Fanita Crandall Ferris Welsh (1896 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: SECTION S SITE 4430/WH
 
Created by: PrairiePhoenix
Record added: Feb 28, 2011
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Lieut William Mead Ferris
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- Jim Ferris
 Added: Dec. 6, 2011
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- Jim Ferris
 Added: Dec. 6, 2011

- PrairiePhoenix
 Added: Feb. 28, 2011
 
 
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