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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

Please help by making photo requests. Check my virtual cemeteries for memorials needing photos.



What I'm Working On: June 2017

1) There were 1390 KiA or DoW for the 91st Division in World War I. I'm still looking for +/- 90 people. I know the names and dates of these souls. I'm being patient as gravers find them while trekking cemeteries.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.

Information
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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B J
Ernest Sumner
WWD, are you sure he is here? I did add memorials for his parents I am guessing; but not for him. If you could get a section location I could try to find him. Sometimes they are helpful in the office for volunteers, sometimes not. BJ
Added by B J on Jul 15, 2017 2:48 PM
patti brimer
Frank M Brimer
I have inquired before that I am looking for burial site of Frank--died near Eclisfontain, France Sept 30,1918. According to the red cross report he was buried where he fell--I cannot find him anywhere. I did note a Joseph A Carr was buried in the churchyard at Eclisfontain and can find nothing on line leading to this info--but wonder if Frank may have been reburied there. I do not see that he was repatriated nor any of the FRench American cemetaries. Any into would be apprecatied
Added by patti brimer on Jul 14, 2017 8:59 PM
Jeannie Scarber
Mark Hite
I found another 91st division doughboy, Mark Hite memorial #66290750
Added by Jeannie Scarber on Jul 07, 2017 11:06 AM
Jeannie Scarber
Mark Hite
I found another 91st division doughboy, Mark Hite memorial #66290750
Added by Jeannie Scarber on Jul 07, 2017 11:06 AM
J.D. Larimore
Royal E Bebb, Mem 59793517
Pls contact me via my email address posted on my bio page as I need to discuss Royal's middle name w/you.
Added by J.D. Larimore on Jun 25, 2017 11:51 PM
B.J. Waters
Fred Miller
Hello! I am about to fulfill your photo request but unfortunately, it is a photo of the area, only. His grave is unmarked. At least, it appears that way because lot 355 of the Cypress Plot has no marker for Fred Miller. I put flowers where I believe his grave is located, although it could be slightly to the left of that spot.

I am sorry this was not a more positive outcome. I am always disappointed when the grave is unmarked, and I had several like that today.

Best regards,

B.J.
Added by B.J. Waters on Jun 17, 2017 11:59 PM
Jeannie Scarber
John Benjamin Grice
I found another one...Memorial 22215393
John Benjamin Grice served in the 316th Field Signal Battalion, 91st Division.
Added by Jeannie Scarber on Jun 16, 2017 11:49 AM
Jeannie Scarber
RE: Andrew Jackson Troutz
I will keep a look out for him!
Added by Jeannie Scarber on Jun 15, 2017 9:05 AM
David Michael
RE: Carl L. Brown
Graves without headstones take some effort to verify and without the help of the office, Bonnie, Lauren and others at Rose City cemetery, it would be impossible. They keep extensive records and are always very helpful. Thank you for your understanding. Dave
Added by David Michael on Jun 15, 2017 7:42 AM
S.Y.H./M/GM
Memorial # 179396332 Frankie Yandle
Thanks, once again, for your great information.

I'm pushing this next question a bit, however. Could you by any chance tell me where you found her birth date and place? What I am looking for is her MAIDEN name. I have hit a wall!

If not, thanks anyway. Got great information about my grandfather in the Wild West Washington WW1 Division from you a few months ago. IT WAS WONDERFUL!

Thank you again for all the work you both do!!! So appreciated.

S.Y.H./M/GM
Added by S.Y.H./M/GM on Jun 05, 2017 6:31 PM
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