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Sgt Howard Ames Von Dohlen

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Sgt Howard Ames Von Dohlen

Birth
New York County, New York, USA
Death
17 Oct 1918 (aged 23)
France
Burial
Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA Add to Map
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Enlisted, October 6, 1917, in Troop D, Squadron A Cavalry, New York City. Squadron A Cavalry reorganized for the World War as the 105th Machine Gun Battalion, 27th Division. He was assigned to Company B. After training at Camp Wadsworth, SC, the 105th Machine Gun Battalion shipped out for Europe, May, 17, 1918, aboard the USS Calomares, from Newport News, VA. He saw combat in both Belgium & France and awarded TWO SILVER STAR ( S.O. # 26, 27th Division; S.O. # unknown , 27th Division ) for his actions. He was killed in action ( by artillery ), October 17, 1918, at the Battle of La Selle River, vicinity of St. Souplet, France.


Person notified of death: Mary E. Von Dohlen ( mother ), 1540 Clinton Avenue, Ozone Park, NY.


Silver Star, order # 26, 27th Division, " For exceptional courage and leadership frequently displayed both in Belgium and France. In action near Mt. Kemmel, Belgium, in August and September, 1918., this soldier displayed fearlessness and resourcefulness. In the battle of the Hindenburg Line he rescued numbers of wounded men in the face of heavy shell and machine gun fire ".


Silver Star, order # unknown, 27th Division, see article right column ( presented to father in 1930 )


Sergeant Von Dohlen's remains came home on April 3, 1921. His sister Isabella passed April 1, 1921; she was buried with him, side by side, April 10, 1921.


On July 15, 1934 the Howard Von Dohlen Playground , in Jamaica, Queens, NY, was open in his honor.


Squadron A in the Great War, page 231, death

Squadron A First Fifty Years, pages 231 & 234, death

Brooklyn Eagle, Nov. 21, 1918, page 3, obituary

New York Tribune, April 10, 1921, page 16, funeral

New York Times, April 10, 1921, page 22, death notice/ funeral

Brooklyn Eagle, July 30, 1930, page 10, second Silver Star

The Chat, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 30, 1918, page 12, obituary

Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 21, 1918, page 3, obituary

The Brooklyn Daily Times, April 11, 1921, funeral

The Chat, Brooklyn, NY, April 16, 1921, funeral


Enlisted, October 6, 1917, in Troop D, Squadron A Cavalry, New York City. Squadron A Cavalry reorganized for the World War as the 105th Machine Gun Battalion, 27th Division. He was assigned to Company B. After training at Camp Wadsworth, SC, the 105th Machine Gun Battalion shipped out for Europe, May, 17, 1918, aboard the USS Calomares, from Newport News, VA. He saw combat in both Belgium & France and awarded TWO SILVER STAR ( S.O. # 26, 27th Division; S.O. # unknown , 27th Division ) for his actions. He was killed in action ( by artillery ), October 17, 1918, at the Battle of La Selle River, vicinity of St. Souplet, France.


Person notified of death: Mary E. Von Dohlen ( mother ), 1540 Clinton Avenue, Ozone Park, NY.


Silver Star, order # 26, 27th Division, " For exceptional courage and leadership frequently displayed both in Belgium and France. In action near Mt. Kemmel, Belgium, in August and September, 1918., this soldier displayed fearlessness and resourcefulness. In the battle of the Hindenburg Line he rescued numbers of wounded men in the face of heavy shell and machine gun fire ".


Silver Star, order # unknown, 27th Division, see article right column ( presented to father in 1930 )


Sergeant Von Dohlen's remains came home on April 3, 1921. His sister Isabella passed April 1, 1921; she was buried with him, side by side, April 10, 1921.


On July 15, 1934 the Howard Von Dohlen Playground , in Jamaica, Queens, NY, was open in his honor.


Squadron A in the Great War, page 231, death

Squadron A First Fifty Years, pages 231 & 234, death

Brooklyn Eagle, Nov. 21, 1918, page 3, obituary

New York Tribune, April 10, 1921, page 16, funeral

New York Times, April 10, 1921, page 22, death notice/ funeral

Brooklyn Eagle, July 30, 1930, page 10, second Silver Star

The Chat, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 30, 1918, page 12, obituary

Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 21, 1918, page 3, obituary

The Brooklyn Daily Times, April 11, 1921, funeral

The Chat, Brooklyn, NY, April 16, 1921, funeral



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KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE



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