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William James McDonald

  • Birth 23 Jan 1893 Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
  • Death 8 Oct 1918 France
  • Burial Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 20512205

The body of William J. McDonald who met death in Argonne forest October 12, 1918 arrived in Sprague Saturday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the Community church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Jonathan Edwards who was a pastor in Sprague when William was a boy here officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Clay E. Palmer.
Eight ex-service men acted as pallbearers and an escort of soldiers from Fort Wright were in attendance. A large gathering of friends were present to witness the last rites and pay their respects to the dead hero. The coffin was draped in a beautiful American flag and the floral tributes were many and likewise beautiful.
After the ceremonies at the church the procession led by the military escort proceeded to Lake View cemetery where the remains were interred. Rev. Edwards conducted closing services, the firing squad fired a three round salute over the grave and the bugler sounded taps.
The Sprague Advocate - Sprague, Lincoln, Washington - Thursday, September 29, 1921


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  • Created by: heeyjude
  • Added: 18 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20512205
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William James McDonald (23 Jan 1893–8 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20512205, citing Lake View Cemetery, Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by heeyjude (contributor 46923044) .