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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).
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.
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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|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 :) )
|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 email@example.com.
|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
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.
|Megan||Powder River - Let 'er buck!|
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.
Added by Megan on Sep 28, 2013 2:02 AM
|lynne edling||RE: William Bainbridge|
|T Burt||RE: Elmer Larson gravestone photo|
You're very welcome! Always important to honor those who have protected us. ~Terry
Added by T Burt on Aug 07, 2013 10:10 AM
|Sharon B.||RE: Henry Regallo|
Thanks for you kind note ... however, the photos pictured on Henry Regallo's Memorial page were taken by Karen Burns, another Find A Grave Volunteer photographer!
I had taken several photos of the Regallo's gravesite while photographing other requests at Los Banos ... Henry's grave is located in The Calvary Section of the Cemetery, (found by turning right, at the first driveway off Center). The Mausoleum is located on this same road, and Henry's grave is on the right hand side just before reaching the Mausoleum.
Confusion arises when one is not familiar with the 3 cemetery maps, provided by the cemetery. The Old Los Banos Section Map (OLB), does not show the Calvary burial sites. The OLB Map directs you to the second driveway off Center; and leads directly to the cemetery office. The second map is titled "Los Banos Cemetery - Calvary and DES Section Map" ... this is the Section where Henry's grave is located! The third map, is entitled "Los Banos Cemetery - New Los Banos Section Map" shows graves most of which are located behind the Mausoleum on a large grassy expanse of lawn.
If you would like copies of the photos I had taken, please feel free to contact me, and I will be happy to provide you with them! Again, thanks so much for your note! It's always an honor and privilege to fulfill requests such as yours!
Sending very best wishes as you endeavor to honor those who served with the 92st Division in World War I! Looking forward to learning their story!
|Will Carrick||RE: Earl Dority|
|Powerpuff Girl||RE: Clifford M Counts|
You are welcome for the photo. I was able to visit Arlington National Cemetery this week and I was in awe.
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