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Sgt Maj John Dewitt Osterberg

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Sgt Maj John Dewitt Osterberg

Birth
Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death
28 Oct 1918 (aged 32)
France
Burial
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot
Alpine, Section 177, Lot, NE 337
Memorial ID
137020004 View Source

Sergeant Major, 105th Machine Gun Battalion, 27th Division. Enlisted, July 14, 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. Promoted Sergeant Major, April 21, 1918. After training at Camp Wadsworth, SC, the 105th Machine Gun Battalion deployed to Europe, on May 17, 1918, aboard the USS Calomare, from Newport News, VA. Docking at St. Nazaire, France, May 30, 1918. He saw combat in both Belgium & France. On October 17, 1918, he became a student at the Infantry Candidate School, AEF. While at the school he became ill and died of the Grippe, in service, Oct. 28, 1918, France.

Person notified of death: Juliette C. Osterberg ( wife ), 62 West 124th Street, New York, NY.

Occupation, accountant, Squadron A Association, 94th Street & Madison Ave., NY, NY

Squadron A in the Great War, page 210

Sergeant Major, 105th Machine Gun Battalion, 27th Division. Enlisted, July 14, 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. Promoted Sergeant Major, April 21, 1918. After training at Camp Wadsworth, SC, the 105th Machine Gun Battalion deployed to Europe, on May 17, 1918, aboard the USS Calomare, from Newport News, VA. Docking at St. Nazaire, France, May 30, 1918. He saw combat in both Belgium & France. On October 17, 1918, he became a student at the Infantry Candidate School, AEF. While at the school he became ill and died of the Grippe, in service, Oct. 28, 1918, France.

Person notified of death: Juliette C. Osterberg ( wife ), 62 West 124th Street, New York, NY.

Occupation, accountant, Squadron A Association, 94th Street & Madison Ave., NY, NY

Squadron A in the Great War, page 210


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