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George Alexander Altwein
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1896
Death: Feb. 5, 1918

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Pvt. George A. Altwein was one of approximately 200 American soldiers who died in the sinking of HMS Tuscania, attacked on February 5, 1918, by German submarine UB-77 off the western coast of Scotland in the North Channel.

Private Altwein was the son of Fred and Ella Altwein of Temple, and was attached to the 165th Depot Brigade, 36th Company, Camp Travis Detachment #2.

As with many other Tuscania victims, he was first interred at Kilnaughton, Isle of Islay, Scotland, on February 8, 1918. His body was exhumed and relocated to America in 1920 or thereafter.

Other Texas victims of the Tuscania sinking may be seen here.

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  Fred W Altwein (1865 - 1938)
  Ella E Altwein (1869 - 1958)
Hillcrest Cemetery
Bell County
Texas, USA
Plot: Blk 12, Row 3
Created by: Ken Barnes
Record added: Jun 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53225255
George Alexander Altwein
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George Alexander Altwein
Added by: Russ Teer U.S. ARMY (disabled vet)
George Alexander Altwein
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Thank you for your service, a job well done. May you rest in peace.
- SBrook
 Added: Jan. 18, 2016

- Mairbair57
 Added: Feb. 8, 2015
You died defending our freedom in WWI and for this we can never repay you. Rest now dear soldier in the arms of our Lord.
- Mairbair57
 Added: Feb. 8, 2015
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