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Charles W. Graves
Birth: Mar. 8, 1893
Death: Oct. 5, 1918

The last declared known American victim of World War I. Graves was first buried in France. When his remains were returned to the US in 1922, Graves' name was picked at random from a list of war dead to be buried at Arlington Cemetery as the Known Soldier. His mother however, had him buried in Rome's Antioch cemetery. The citizens of Rome felt that he should be buried at a more honorable site. Graves was moved to Myrtle Hill cemetery after his mother died. In the photos, the top plaque reads: Charles W. Graves, Private soldier, Born March 8, 1893, Enlisted August 16, 1917, Company M-117 infantry, 5th Tennessee regiment, 30th division, Killed on the Hindenburg line October 5, 1918, near Nuroy, France. The bottom plaque reads: The last of the nation's dead to return to his native soil. This body was honored by the government of The United States of America as representative of its known dead in the World War. 
 
Burial:
Myrtle Hill Cemetery
Rome
Floyd County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section MA, Lot KNS
 
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Originally Created by: Victor Beitzel
Record added: Oct 25, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5892113
Charles W. Graves
Added by: Michael Dover
 
Charles W. Graves
Added by: Michael Dover
 
Charles W. Graves
Added by: Michael Dover
 
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