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Pvt Ernest Mensching
Birth: Jan. 17, 1893
Des Plaines
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1918, France

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Son of Henry and Sophie (Henjes) Mensching of Des Plaines,Illinois. Ernest joined the Army on September 22,1917,and assigned to Battery D of the 333rd Field Artillery eventually stationed at Camp Logan,Texas.There,he was assigned to the 33rd Division.Ernest and his American Expeditionary Force unit were sent to France where they took part in the bloody battle at the Argonne Forest (Oct,1918).On October 5, during the U.S. First Army's series of frontal assaults on German positions Ernest was wounded.Ten days later he died.He was 25 years old.Mensching's body was interned in Town Of Maine Cemetery,Park Ridge,Illinois;on July 31 1921 with full military honors.He was the first military funeral to occur in Des Plaines,Il. from World War I. Members of the local military band,including a Color Guard and a squad of buglers,performed,as did a special firing squad.The funeral,was the largest military funeral ever held in Des Plaines to this day. -Rest in Peace- Ernest. 
Family links: 
  Henry C Mensching (1856 - 1907)
  Sophie Henjes Mensching (1861 - 1906)
  Amanda Mensching Senne (1884 - 1929)*
  August Henry Mensching (1886 - 1964)*
  William Mensching (1889 - 1968)*
  Emma Sophie Mensching (1891 - 1908)*
  Ernest Mensching (1893 - 1918)
  Harry Louis Mensching (1896 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Town of Maine Cemetery
Park Ridge
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Kidd Gunn
Record added: Apr 21, 2002
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Pvt Ernest Mensching
Added by: Kidd Gunn
Pvt Ernest Mensching
Added by: Kidd Gunn
Pvt Ernest Mensching
Added by: Kidd Gunn
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