|Birth: ||Oct. 1, 1893|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1918|
Private, Company M, 34th Infantry, A.E.F. Son of Ray A Guthrie; born at Beardstown, October 1, 1893. Entered service May 10, 1918, at Galesburg; to Jefferson Barracks; to Waco, TX; to Camp Merritt; sailed overseas August 17, 1918; into active service at front as soon as he arrived there; killed at a battle near Thiaucourt, France, October 21, 1918, by a high explosive shell; originally buried near Vieville-en-Have and Jaunly Road.
Worked as a locomotive fireman for the CB&Q Railroad before the war.
Black Oak Cemetery
Created by: Talbot Fisher
Record added: Mar 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66514687
I have found that Elmer also was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, one of only 6,309 total in WWI|
Added: Jan. 30, 2012
Elmer Guthrie was a childhood friend of my grandfather, George Boje. They grew up in Beardstown, IL. I have a few postcards from Elmer to my grandfather from the pre-war time. Then there are a few from Elmer's sister and his father. I begand searching to ...(Read more)|
Added: Jan. 29, 2012
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