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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: April 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.

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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Rick Hansen
wild west div.
Do not know if you have this gentleman or not. Did not see his name on your list.
Killed Nov. 1, 1918 Rhone Alps France
364 Inf 91 Div
Grove City Cementary Blackfoot, Idaho.
Find a grave memorial 55078986.

Added by Rick Hansen on Apr 26, 2015 1:55 PM
James & George Lefurgey
Thank you.
Added by anne on Apr 25, 2015 6:59 PM
Harry Hall
Thank you so much for the pointer to his final resting place! So many of these WWI soldiers were lost, destroyed, or moved, over and over... It's a terrible shame, but good to know this guy is home with his family to rest.
Added by A.Firefly on Apr 18, 2015 4:28 PM
Eve Miller
I know you are searching for people and I was taking pictures of family headstones of those who served and was talking about what you were doing and am still not sure but caught that you were looking for those in the 91 DIV. I looked up and saw a tatterted looking stone and my son says hey he was in the 91 DIV. So we took a pic to remember but I didn't see him on your list. His memorial number is 83794276 and his name is Philip Gurley Norman, California, Pvt. 364 INF, 91 DIV, WWI. Hope that helps if you already have him and I just didn't see him sorry.

Eve Miller
Added by Eve Miller on Mar 26, 2015 1:19 PM
Eve Miller
Just found your site
Hi, I just found your site because I saw a patch you left on my great uncle's Find A Grave memorial. His name was Ramon Contreras #16056309 and from his stone I know he was a PVT in the 361 INF 91 DIV. I was wondering if you knew anything about him. I am also wondering what exactly is the history of this division during WWI. I am interested in finding more out. I have just started doing my genealogy and I had to ask my young niece what all the military talk on the stone meant...LOL. She served so she seemed to be the right person to ask. I would appreciate any info you could give me.

Thank you,
Eve Miller #48267943
Added by Eve Miller on Mar 23, 2015 6:09 PM
RD Hall
Sgt Roxy Wilson Slater
Hey Woody,

Because I know you have an interest, I found this webpage by accident while researching Sgt Roxy Wilson Slater place of death:
Added by RD Hall on Mar 15, 2015 9:54 PM
Chris Carroll
91st Division
Woody, Can you help???
91st Div. 316th Sanitary Train Uniform and ID help WW1
Am seeking help in identification of Pvt. Kelly 316th Sanitary Train, 91st Division in WW1. The marking inside coat shows Co. B or E, 316th Sanitary Train. I can't figure his initials out AA, AR, RR, or RA. He has on his right sleeve a wound stripe. I can't find any sources that will help, and history of the 91st only contains officers and the dead. I'm guessing Pvt. Kelly was wounded in an ambulance company or forward aid station, or could have been gassed. It seems 4 companies of the 316 are from Oregon, this coat coming out of Montana. All help is greatly appreciated.
Added by Chris Carroll on Mar 11, 2015 4:42 PM
Chuck Westervelt
91st Division
William Gittinger
buried in Fort Sam Houston cemetery, San Antonio, TX, Bexar County.
Wording on headstone:PFC CO E 363 INF 91 DIVISION

He is an ancestor of my wife. Do you have any information on him?
Thank you,
Charles Westervelt
Added by Chuck Westervelt on Feb 26, 2015 7:15 PM
Carolyn Allen Shelley
Thomas Tucker US Army Co.L. 363,INF.91,DIV.
Thank you for your efforts. Can you help me locate more info on Thomas Tucker US Army Co.L. 363,INF.91,DIV. buried in Susanville, Lassen, Ca, USA? He passed away on September 28, 1918 in France (Meusse-Argonne Offensive) I know that the American Red Cross, 91st Division death reports 1917-1931 (bulk 1919)are available, but no luck so far as to accessing them. I learned a lot about him over the years at indian veteran's reunions, and I would very much appreciate your help. Thank you again for your work!
Added by Carolyn Allen Shelley on Feb 07, 2015 10:28 AM
Kristina Poole
Willard Buskirk
You requested a photo for this person and I wanted to let you know there is one posted to his memorial. Mr Buskirk in buried in my family's cemetery and as of yet I do not know his relationship to the Stevens. I do know his wife is Nellie Walden of OH and there are two unidentified graves to the left of his (which through death cert. I believe to be his children; Calvin and Dilbert) I hope this helps; if I can be of any assistance please let me know. Kristina Poole
Added by Kristina Poole on Dec 27, 2014 9:43 PM
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