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2LT William Joseph Sense

2LT William Joseph Sense

Birth
Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska, USA
Death 27 Jul 1918 (aged 29)
France
Burial Woodland, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA
Plot South Section, Row 19
Memorial ID 100463534 · View Source
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William was the oldest child of six born to David L. Sense and his wife, Laura E. Moore. He married Cordelia Marie Curby/Kirby. They had no children. William received a teaching degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign County campus. He was a school teacher and principal at Woodland High School in Woodland (Iroquois County), Illinois. He also was an architect. He entered the US Army in May of 1917. He served at Fort Sheridan in Illinois until December of 1917, when he was sent to Europe. He was wounded by enemy machine gun fire at Epieds, France on July 24, 1918 and taken to Base Hospital #23, where he died on July 27, 1918. His remains are buried at America Cemetery #258 in Vittel, France.

RECORDS OF SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR: Sense, William Joseph; Enlistment and Service date enlisted June 1917 at Watseka, Illinois; US Army; rank 2nd Lieutenant; killed in action on July 27, 1918; buried at Vittel, France on July 29th in grave 221, America Cemetery 258.

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Gravesite Details there is no body buried here; just a headstone to honor his memory - US government buried soldiers who died in action in American Soldier Cemeteries that were nearest where they died, with full military honors, during World War I
  • Created by: M. Richards
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100463534
  • M. Richards
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT William Joseph Sense (29 Oct 1888–27 Jul 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100463534, citing Body Cemetery, Woodland, Iroquois County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by M. Richards (contributor 46590027) .