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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: September 2016
1) There were 1390 KiA or DoW for the 91st Division in World War I. I'm still looking for +/- 100 people. I will not add anyone without a final disposition.
Submitting birth and death dates and locations.
Adding biographies, obituaries and photos
Looking to add ALL persons 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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Woody and Dawn, what a delight to find this!
You added my great-grandfather's grave, Herald Edward Ashman. This is a man who very little is known of. He never spoke of his family (difficult for a family researcher like me!).
It's so interesting to come across this page and see family members of those he must have served with and been in combat with. I see some of those in the 362 lost their lives in France - it gives perspective to me now as he was injured right at the same time as his fellows were being killed around him. It makes it easier to imagine his life, and in turn to understand the rest of his life.
Thank you so very much for helping shed light on this enigmatic ancestor of mine.
|Monica Buvick Little||John Clifford Bird Sr|
Hi Woody ~
Thank you for creating the memorial for John Clifford Bird, Sr. Please merge it with the memorial I created in 1915, #143922758.
I am the grand daughter of Howard Marshall Wight who served with Company I in WWI. When he returned from France he wrote a book about their experience in WWI. The book is available to be ordered from your local library. Nowhere in the book does it mention that he wrote it. It is a book about Company I not him. It is a very interesting book, so I thought I'd share this info with you. There are also pictures in the book. The book is:
OVER HERE AND OVER THERE
|Eddie Scott||Wild West Division|
I am interested in finding more about the Wild West Division, particularly regarding my grand uncle Elmer Perry Aspaas of Wyoming/Montana who was a private in the Division.
Eddie Elmer Scott scott53@llnl,gov
|Bill Edmiston||Ccutte Counry CA 91st DIV Veterans|
Here are some 91st DIV Veterans I came across that are buried in Butte Co, CA.
Anthony L. Arnet PVT (Bugler) USA
362nd INF Regt, 91st INF DIV
Died of accident 29 Sep 1918
Burial: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France, Plot G Row 34 Grave 38
Frank Patocka PVT USA
Birth: 20 Nov 1888, Irwin, Westmoreland, Co, PA
Unit: 364th INF Regt, 91st INF DIV
Death: 7 Nov 1918, Muse-Argonne, France
Burial: Chico Cemetery, 05+ 6 1
Porter Leander Sanders (KIA) PVT USA
Birth: 19 Apr 1888, Barnett, Morgan Co, MO
Unit: G Co, 363rd INF Regt, 91st INF DIV
Death: 26 Sep 1918, Muse-Argonne, France
Burial: Chico Cemetery 17 340 1
Lee Shaw (KIA) PVT USA
Birth: 2 Sep 1893, Ames IA
Unit: B Co, 362nd INF Regt, 91st INF DIV
Death: 29 Sep 1918, St. Mihiel, France
Burial: Chico Cemetery 17 82 5
Jerome Joseph McNeill (KIA) PVT USA
Birth: 29 Dec 1889, Shasta Co, CA
Unit: 362nd INF Regt, 91st INF DIV
Death: 27 Sep 1918, St. Mihiel, France
Burial: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France, Plot G Row 17 Grave 8
I noticed you left a token for
Leonard Hailstone Petersen 1895-1918
IF you have anything to add to honor him, I would LOVE to post it on his Memorial and I would list you and your hard work and dedication for the source of your information.
THANK YOU SOOOOO VERY MUCH for your dedication.
|danderup||t Karl Erskine Ross|
Sgt Karl Erskine Ross Find A Grave Memorial# 55963862
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross.
Citation at URL: http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=14419
An first hand account of the associated action is at URL: https://books.google.com/books?id=sdI3AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA14&lpg=PA14&dq=sergeant+karl+ross&source=bl&ots=wAzGxVPPcr&sig=A-nGglXVisNwi407jfuP-EWHRIg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj48az2qZnMAhUBZT4KHaZsAcEQ6AEIIDAC#v=onepage&q=sergeant%20karl%20ross&f=false
American Legion Post 16 in Stockton, California is named after him.
Added by danderup on Apr 19, 2016 6:57 AM
|danderup||Stockton High graduates-WW 1 Service|
Read about your WW 1 work in the process of dong some Find A Grave work for Alpheus Stewart. In case you arenít aware of it, thought you might be interested in WW 1 service info published in the 1919 STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK. Scans are at URL
The pages listing Stockton High graduates who served in WW 1 were transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor per below. The transcription makes them searchable.
DEDICATED TO THOSE BRAVE UNSELFISH MEN OF STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL WHO AIDED IN SECURING THE GLORIOUS PEACE AND VICTORY WHICH WE COMMENORATE.
THOSE WHO SERVED (World War I) In MEMORIAM
H. H. Adams
John W. Daly
THOSE WHO SERVED
Elmer R. Ames
William L. Boham
George Buck, Jr.
Hazen G. Burnett
Casler B. Burton
Leonard F. Combs
Alden L. Cowin
Willis B. Danford
St. Clair Devereaux
W. J. Duff
Carrol V. Duff
James L. Faulkner
R. W. Fithian
Dr. J. Frankenheimer
Elmer E. Franklin
Barre E. Gersbacher
Leo J. Gianelli
Fred D. Gibson
Lester Gnekow Fred Goodell
Carroll G. Grunsky
Carl Edgar Guernsey
Dr. R. R. Hammond
Allen K. Howe
Edward J. Hughes
Arthur V. Jory
Stafford L. Jory
Lester La Raviere
Bert Lewis, Jr.
Edward D. Long
Donald M. McLean
Earl J. McPeek
Ralph E. Mercer
Herbert L. Meyer
Walter W. Miller
Willard C. Moore
Robert R. Newell
Paul Newell Wynne Newell
John Borden Pardoe
Frank R. Prince
Elwyn F. Reynolds
Frank M. Ringer
Neil I. Ross
George J. Schneider
Melvin L. Smith
Harvey L. Smith
Leland R. Smith
Paul Stark Smith
Roy L. Sparks
Edwin L. Snyder
Walter F. Tandrow
Dr. Lester Tretheway
Harold von Detten
Ben H. Warren
John N. Wilhoit
Added by danderup on Apr 17, 2016 9:55 AM
|Kay ||RE: Frank Lovey|
You are welcome....the least I can do to honor his service....Kay
Added by Kay on Feb 25, 2016 10:52 AM
|DBCofer||RE: Guy Walter Staples|
Added by DBCofer on Feb 25, 2016 10:01 AM
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