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Wild West Division (#47642953)
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Bio Photo Hi. I am William "Woody" Forrest. My wife is Dawn. My wife is our family's genealogist. Some years ago she found a relative of mine that had been KIA during WWI. His name is
Chauncey R. Frank
and he was the last American to be brought back from France for burial in the US.

Since then I've become an avid amateur historian of all that is the 91st Division during World War I. My wife's genealogy research skills and talents have come in handy.

We have amassed a large amount of information about those who served with the 91st Division. Some people have been harder than others to track down but I am on a mission.

I hope to "tell their story" here on Find A Grave. Dawn and I can't do it alone and hope to find others who share our love of 91st Division history (me) and genealogy (Dawn).

Thank you,
Woody and Dawn



What I'm Working On: October 2013

1) There were 1320 KiA or DoW for the 91st Division in World War I. I'm still looking for 208 people. I will not add anyone without a final disposition. The volunteers who add burial transcriptions and/or photos are a great help and asset to Find A Grave.

2) Adding biographies and obituaries

3) Looking to add ALL men who served in the 91st Division during World War I. If you know of any or find one while out in the cemeteries; please let me know.

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The 91st Division in WW I was part of the American Expeditionary Forces or A.E.F. and was formed in 1917. It was initially comprised of men from Draft Region 16 which were the states of California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Men from the Territory of Alaska were also included. The officers were drawn from Regular Army and Reserve Army units. They trained at American Lake in Washington until their new camp--Camp Lewis was built for them. Camp Lewis became Ft Lewis. Once in France, men from other divisions were transferred in to the 91st.



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Tamara A.
Adopt a grave - program

Dear Sir,

My name is Tamara and I live in Deerlijk, Belgium.
I adopted the grave of the soldier Angelo Mazzarella at Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial in Waregem to honor the memory of the sacrifices he made in WWI for our freedom.(http://www.sitemn.gr/adoptagraveflandersfield/HOMECONTACT.php)
His service number was 2965534 and he was born on 05/16/1890
He lived in Austen, Preston.

Now I'm looking for more info about my adopter.
Maybe you can help me in my quest to gather information about the live of my soldier and if there are family members alive.
You would do me a great favor with this.

Thanks for the effort.



With kind regards,
Added by Tamara A. on Jun 19, 2014 7:47 AM
Louis Roth
Ralph Perkins
my mom's uncle Ralph served in the 316th Ammo Train 91 Div in WW1

Find A Grave memorial # 65690779
Added by Louis Roth on May 26, 2014 11:21 PM
bw1975
Loran Woodcock
Woody - I am also a researcher of the 91st Infantry division in WWI. One of my relatives, Loran Woodcock, memorial #55957587, was killed in action in the vicinity of Gesnes, France with the 364th Infantry. He is buried at the Meuse Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon. There was another Woodcock in the same unit - Rudolph. No relation, but he was also KIA and buried in the Meuse-Argonne cemetery. Some confusion between the Army and the families after both were killed within days of each other and even today - many rosters only mention one PVT Woodcock.

Anyways, please add him to your virtual cemetery if able - very fitting in honor of Memorial Day this weekend. Thanks for what you are doing.
Added by bw1975 on May 23, 2014 11:45 AM
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My Great Grandpa Clarence Shelton was a Private for the Medical Detachment with the 316th Ammunition Train which was with the 91st. I have one letter he wrote home and copies of pictures he was in while in France. I don't know how to upload. Grave ID 123611562

Kylee
Added by Herstory on May 16, 2014 12:53 PM
Mpics
Marion F. Johns Jr.
Hi Woody,

Thank you for your research on the WWI 91st Div. A relative on my wife's side was KIA while serving in the 91st Div. You already have him (FID# 74883658) in your list. Always like to learn more about people we are related to. Just want to say "Thank You".
Added by Mpics on Feb 15, 2014 10:27 PM
Kaitlyn Craig
Jack Pierce Wright
Sorry it took me a day or two, but I updated Jack Pierce Wright's memorial with the info you sent me! I added the info on his birth and death, and updated the "P" to "Pierce" in his name. Please let me know if there's anything else I can add to his memorial. (And if this is a memorial you'd like for me to transfer to you, I'd be happy to do that as well--either way :) )

Thanks!
-Kaitlyn
Added by Kaitlyn Craig on Oct 22, 2013 9:40 PM
Suzanne Andrews
Walter Metz
Thank you for the information on Walter Metz. I have not had a chance to update information on this family. They are relatives on my mother's side of the family. Are these your relatives as well? If so what is the relationship. Feel free to email me directly at suzandrews@bresnan.net.

Added by Suzanne Andrews on Oct 21, 2013 2:44 PM
Knudson
91st Division veterans
My wife and I have written "Warriors in Khaki," which is a record of the Native Americans from ND who served in WWI. I have the names of 8 men, including Patrick Lizotte who served in France with the 91st. Our website is
www.rp-author.com/knudson
The names I have are David Molash, Lawrence Sees The Elk, Asa Redstone, Mike and George Halsey, Philip St. Germaine and Louis Plante. Some are Lakota and some Ojibwe. There were quite a few other North Dakotans who also served with the Wild West Division. If you want, I can send the unit, dates of death and burial locations for most of the native men.
Mike and Ann Knudson
Added by Knudson on Oct 20, 2013 5:10 PM
Anne Cady
Julian Love/Lowe
Yes, when Arlington did their site wide inventory update they did correct the name to Lowe. The marker also shows he was from Oregon. I've updated the memorial to reflect the corrected information.
Added by Anne Cady on Oct 19, 2013 4:14 PM
Megan
Powder River - Let 'er buck!
Hi Woody,

I noticed a note you had put up for Private Chevoya and I added the information to his bio section so that it wouldn't get lost as more notes are added.

Strangely enough however, I have a relative that served in the 91st during WWI. His name was Edward Connors and he served in Company H,
362nd Infantry, 181st Brigade. I did quite a bit of research and was honored and overwhelmed by the strength and bravery the 91st performed during WWI. I didn't find any information about my great granduncle, but if you have any helpful hints I'm all ears.

=) Megan
Added by Megan on Sep 28, 2013 2:02 AM
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