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CORP Seth Julius Halper
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Birth: 1895, Hungary
Death: Aug. 10, 1918
Peronne
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France

From: "THE 131ST U.S. INFANTRY (FIRST INFANTRY ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD) IN THE WORLD WAR; NARRATIVE—OPERATIONS—STATISTICS" By COLONEL JOSEPH B. SANBORN
p. 181 About 6 o'clock on the morning of August 10th we moved to Malard Wood and halted in the valley beyond. It was here that Company M was ordered to reinforce and then relieve Company G. Our company, led by Lieutenant Stockwell, moved up. About 10 o'clock, following the Bray road in an easterly direction, we crossed the area over which the battle had been fought the afternoon before. While on this road Jerry began shelling, which caused us to take shelter in a shallow ditch by the wayside. This bombardment progressed intermittently for several hours, resulting in few minor casualties. From this shallow ditch the third and fourth platoons moved on and to the left a distance of about 800 yards. This brought them to Company G's position in advance of Gressaire Wood. The German artillery continued to shell the woods in the rear. At the same time our platoons were subjected to harassing fire from machine guns, apparently coming from the vicinity of an abandoned tank on our front. Corporal Seth J. Halper, with an automatic rifle squad of the fourth platoon, was ordered to advance to the tank and deal with the enemy gunners. Enemy fire was such that this mission could not be successfully carried out. All but one of the squad were wounded in the attempt, Corporal Halper and Private Butch fatally.

Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 29, Cook, Illinois
Julius Halper 35 German - Hungary
Annie Halper 36 "
Sath* Halper 14 "
Leo Halper 12 "
Frank Conrad 22 boarder

Daughter's birth:
name: Mildred Jeanette Halper
birth date: 03 Nov 1916
birthplace: Chicago
gender: Female
race:
father's name: Seth Julius Halper
father's birthplace:
father's age: 20
mother's name: Jeanette Mac Callum
mother's birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
mother's age: 21

Researched by Laura J. Stewart. 
 
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 Parents:
  Julius Halper (1875 - 1917)
  Anna Knar Halper (1874 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Janette MacCallum Halper (1896 - 1921)
 
Note: Illinois
 
Burial:
Somme American Cemetery and Memorial
Bony
Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France
 
Maintained by: Laura J. Stewart
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56098428
CORP Seth Julius Halper
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CORP Seth Julius Halper
Added by: David Seall
 
CORP Seth Julius Halper
Added by: Laura J. Stewart
 
 
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WWI 131st Infantry - Company M
- Laura J. Stewart
 Added: May. 5, 2011
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you rest in eternal peace.
- Jill
 Added: Oct. 2, 2006
 
 
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