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 Oliver Ames, Jr

Oliver Ames, Jr

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 28 Jul 1918 (aged 23)
Burial Fere-en-Tardenois, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Plot Plot A Row 03 Grave 07
Memorial ID 19839 · View Source
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United States Army Officer. A 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army during World War I, he served in the 165th United States Infantry Regiment, part of the 42nd Infantry Division. The 42nd or "Rainbow Division" was comprised entirely of National Guard units. The 165th Regiment was formerly known as "The Fighting 69th". Oliver Ames was the 1st Battalion Adjutant under Major "Wild Bill" Donovan. On July 29th, 1918, during the Battle Of The Ourcq River, he was killed by a German sniper who was hidden behind a dead horse. He was awarded The Distinguished Service Cross. His character was played by actor Dennis Morgan in the 1940 Warner Brothers film "The Fighting 69th"

Bio by: Frank Russo


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19839
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Ames, Jr (8 Apr 1895–28 Jul 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19839, citing Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, Fere-en-Tardenois, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .