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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: September 2014

1) There were 1320 KiA or DoW for the 91st Division in World War I. I'm still looking for 194 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)Submitting marker transcriptions in the transcriptions field. Doing so will allow the information to be on a downloaded spreadsheet. Information put into the biography field does not get downloaded.

3)Submitting birth and death dates and locations.

4) Adding biographies, obituaries and photos

5) 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.

Information
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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shane carroll
Arthur J Nelson
137517530 is his findagrave ID that I just created. I found this person searching my family tree. His mother married into my family line.
Added by shane carroll on Oct 20, 2014 1:02 PM
Chloe
Earnest E. Perdew
Thank you for the 'flowers' you left on my dear grandfather's memorial.
Sincerely,
Chloe
Added by Chloe on Oct 18, 2014 10:08 AM
Linda Davis
Flanders Field
Made the corrections.

On the forum there is a lady looking for information on a grave in Flanders Field...under help with Find A Grave. I don't know if you belong to the discussion forums but they are interesting.

I manage several memorials in Flanders Field and I helped a lady who spoke very little English update many of these memorials in 2011.

My great uncle served in WWI and died early of war related complications. He is buried in the National Cemetery in St Augustine, FL.
Added by Linda Davis on Sep 22, 2014 6:39 AM
Hayden Shannon
Otto Julius Carlsen
Hello Woody,

I found your page here while looking for more information on the men who fought with the 91st Division in WW1. My great grandfather’s brother was among them. He was wounded by shrapnel to the head 26 Sept 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and died from these wounds 14 Nov 1918 in Verdun France. He was a 27 year old Danish immigrant and a proprietor at Hopkins Street Market in Oakland California in the Dimond District. He should be buried in Oakland alongside his family. I have a picture of their grave stone and a picture of him as well. I can help add any additional info you may need as I was able to find news articles about him. He had no relatives besides those descended from his two brothers.

Hayden Shannon
Added by Hayden Shannon on Sep 17, 2014 2:34 PM
patti brimer
RE: Frank Milton Brimer
Thank you.

In the Red Cross Death Reports for the 348th machine gun battalion. It stated Frank was buried where he fell. I have found nothing on line on about the reburial squads after the war ended.
It mentions Chaplain C A Rexroad.

Patti Brimer
Added by patti brimer on Sep 16, 2014 6:29 AM
gone_fishing - unless_you_email
RE: William F Rainey
You are welcome. I'm glad we could help.

Made a fun trip on Keuka Lake yesterday. Caught and released 5 largemouth bass and 7 eastern chain pickerel.

-Charles
Added by gone_fishing - unless_you... on Sep 16, 2014 5:14 AM
patti brimer
Frank Milton Brimer
I am searching for burial place of Frank Milton Brimer kia France sept 30 1918 near Eclisfontaine

thank you for any information
Added by patti brimer on Sep 15, 2014 4:20 PM
Louis Roth
65690779
hi

I will add the transcription - thanks.

I have a small book that someone sent me that I believe was written by a member of this force.
mostly poetry about their service, I believe it may have other's names

I will look for it and let you know.

email is better for me

louistroth at yahoo.com
Added by Louis Roth on Sep 15, 2014 8:50 AM
ScubaBob
91st Division, 316th Ammo Train
Hey Guys,

Found this thread last night and was excited for the research. My Grandfather Kenneth Robert Knauss was in Company C of the 316th Ammunition Train. I have a photo of the company that was taken on March 18th, 1919 at Nogent Le Rotru, France. I assume this was when they were getting ready to leave France.

I just joined Find A Grave so I'll figure out how post it.

ScubaBob
Added by ScubaBob on Aug 01, 2014 9:15 PM
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
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