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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: July 2015

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.

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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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JEP
Fred Van Lieu Perrine
Born May 10, 1889 Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado.
Family moved in 1910 to Washington where Fred resided until he was drafted.

F.V.Perrine Dies in Action
Announcement that Fred V. Perrine of the Three Hundred and Sixty-second regiment, Ninety-first division, had been killed in action in France was received yesterday from the war department by his parents, J.E. and Lenora Perrine, of Seattle. Before joining the army at Camp Lewis last spring, Perrine had been employed for several years by Spelger and Hurlburt. A brother Irwin J. Perrine, is also in the Ninety-first division, and another brother, Joyce Perrine is in the navy. Besides his parents and these two brother in uniform, the deceased's sister, Mrs. Louise Hubbert and Miss Katherine Perrine, live in Seattle.

Fred's mother Lenora was invited to travel to France as a mother of a soldier to view his grave after the war paid for by the US.

Fred's brother (Jordan Irwin) Irwin Jordan was gassed and left the war after his brother died, (AWOL) and toured Europe. He returned to the war and continued fighting. He returned to the U.S alive and married and had one son, M. Jordan. J.I. died of a stroke at age 53 in 1940. His son served in WWII and is still living(b. 1923). He produced two daughters one living in Utah and the other Washington State.

Fred's younger brother Joyce was on a Navy boat headed for WWI as the war ended. He was married and widowed and married again . He lived in Edmonds to the age of 101 and 1/2.

Jill Tiffany great grand niece.
Added by JEP on Aug 01, 2015 7:40 PM
Linda Lee Holmes
John Elsworth Stewart
An addition:

Memorial# 112227670

Served 9/22/17 - 4/29/19, discharged at Fort D. A. Russell. According to his obituary dated 9/19/1938 in the Montana Standard, Butte, Montana, he served in the battles of St. Mihiel, Argonne, and the Lys Scheldt river. I don't have any further information or documentation. Believe he trained at Fort Lewis, as he was married in Seattle on 4/24/18, although both he and his bride were from Butte.
Added by Linda Lee Holmes on Jul 30, 2015 3:59 PM
Marcial Fernandez
John Crocco
WWD, I am still waiting for the exact location of his grave. They way you still have it no one would be able to do anything. Please call Calvary and find out (718) 786-8000.
Added by Marcial Fernandez on Jul 24, 2015 8:18 PM
Marcial Fernandez
Crocco, important question
I don't know if I misread your memorial. You wrote "Calvary, No. 2". That could be interpreted in two different ways:
-Calvary Cemetery, Section 2; or
-Second Calvary, because Calvary has 4 divisions (First Calvary, Second Calvary, etc.).
I suggest that you call Calvary office, (718) 786-8000, and find out the exact grave location and I will take care of it.
Added by Marcial Fernandez on Jul 18, 2015 12:38 PM
Marcial Fernandez
Typo
I meant "range", not "rante".
Added by Marcial Fernandez on Jul 18, 2015 7:46 AM
Marcial Fernandez
John Crocco, Section 2
...if you want to see what Section 2 looks like, please open the memorial for ALFONSO LUCIBELLO. Those 5 pictures were taken by me. Even knowing the 4 locators (section, rante, plot and grave number) it took me a long time to find that grave with headstone. Look at the photos and you will see what I am telling you.
Added by Marcial Fernandez on Jul 18, 2015 7:45 AM
Marcial Fernandez
RE: John Crocco
W.W.D., the memorial for John Crocco (Jul., 1899-Sep. 26, 1918) was never deleted, it is there. It was created by you on Jan 12, 2013 and the memorial number is 103439540 and it is still on the list of requests for photos.
All I (we) need is the location of the grave, otherwise no one will be able to find it. The only information you wrote on the BURIAL part of the memorial is "Section 2", but that's a large, complicated section on a hill in First Calvary (also called "Old Calvary"), and there are many missing headstones in that section, which will make our work ever harder if not impossible. Please just give Calvary Cemetery office a call at (718) 786-8000, they are helpful and they will tell you the exact location, which usually comes with 3 numbers and 1 letter (section, range, plot, grave number), you already know the section, now we need the other 3 indicators. Once you get that information, go back to this memorial crerated by you, and click on "[EDIT PLOT]" (where you wrote "Calvary 2") and type in the complete grave location, and I will go myself to find it and get the photos. Only you, the creator of the memorial, will have access to "EDIT PLOT".
Added by Marcial Fernandez on Jul 18, 2015 7:35 AM
Marcial Fernandez
John Crocco
Hi W.W.D.,
No one is going to delete your request or remove it from the list. What we need is the grave location in order to visit it and take photos. Calvary has 71 big sections, 365 acres, so it's impossible to do anything unless you provide us with the exact grave location. You can call Calvary office at (718) 786-8000 during business hours and they will give you that information. Then you to the PLOT section at the bottom of the memorial and click on EDIT PLOT and fill in the missing details. That's all we need.
Added by Marcial Fernandez on Jul 17, 2015 5:35 PM
Nathan Haines
Capt Evan A. Ranes
Hi,
I claimed your request for pictures of Evan Ranes burial site. I will be going up there probably this weekend.
I see his wife Georgia is interred with him. You did not request pictures for her. Did you not want any for her?
Nathan
Added by Nathan Haines on Jul 15, 2015 4:30 PM
Mark Hunter
Laurence Elmer Fleming
Laurence Elmer Fleming was a member of the 91st Infantry Division killed at Bonniers, France as a result of a troop train accident. There was mention made of Laurence having been buried at nearby Freneuse, France, but I believe he was later moved to Suresnes American Cemetery.

Birth December 6, 1889 in Lyndon, Osage, Kansas

Death July 23, 1918 in Bonniers, France

362nd Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division

On the night of July 23, 1918, at Bonniers, France, a small village about forty miles north of Paris, a troop train on which his company was riding was struck in a rear-end collision by a heavy freight train. Twenty-nine men of the company were killed.

Suresnes American Cemetery, Plot A Row 17 Grave 5

Find A Grave Memorial# 55952838
Added by Mark Hunter on May 30, 2015 2:27 PM
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