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 George H. Martin

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George H. Martin

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
4 Jul 1919 (aged 27)
France
Burial
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot
Section 31, Lot 552, Grave S Line HD.
Memorial ID
245728179 View Source

WWI Veteran of the Polar Bear Expedition in Russia.

Parents were Edward and Margaret (Cannon) Martin.

Research by Mike Grobbel:
a) on 15 June 1919 PFC Martin left Archangel with Company D aboard the HMT Menominee, which was a British troop transport ship (there are no available passenger lists for the British ships but we know from letters and personal diaries which ships the companies sailed aboard when departing Archangel)
b) on 27 June 1919 the HMT Menominee arrived at Brest, France; all of the troops disembarked and went to nearby Camp Pontenezen, the US Army Camp used by all US Army personnel who were either coming from, or returning to, the USA.
c) either during the voyage aboard the Menominee or shortly after his arrival at Camp Pontenezen, PFC Martin became ill with "acute nephritis following exposure" which required him to be hospitalized at the Camp.
d) on 01 July 1919 the rest of Company D sailed from Brest for the US aboard the USS President Grant without PFC Martin.
e) on 04 July 1919, PFC Martin died from his illness and was buried at the American Cemetery in nearby Lambezellec, France.
f) on 31 May 1920, the remains of PFC Martin were disinterred and moved to nearby port of Brest, France
g) 06 June 1920 the remains were shipped from Brest, France to Hoboken, New Jersey, aboard the US Army Transport ship "Mercury", arriving on 29 June 1920.
h) on 15 July 1920 the remains were shipped from Hoboken to Chicago for final burial
i) on 19 July 1920 the funeral was held for PFC Martin in Chicago.

WWI Veteran of the Polar Bear Expedition in Russia.

Parents were Edward and Margaret (Cannon) Martin.

Research by Mike Grobbel:
a) on 15 June 1919 PFC Martin left Archangel with Company D aboard the HMT Menominee, which was a British troop transport ship (there are no available passenger lists for the British ships but we know from letters and personal diaries which ships the companies sailed aboard when departing Archangel)
b) on 27 June 1919 the HMT Menominee arrived at Brest, France; all of the troops disembarked and went to nearby Camp Pontenezen, the US Army Camp used by all US Army personnel who were either coming from, or returning to, the USA.
c) either during the voyage aboard the Menominee or shortly after his arrival at Camp Pontenezen, PFC Martin became ill with "acute nephritis following exposure" which required him to be hospitalized at the Camp.
d) on 01 July 1919 the rest of Company D sailed from Brest for the US aboard the USS President Grant without PFC Martin.
e) on 04 July 1919, PFC Martin died from his illness and was buried at the American Cemetery in nearby Lambezellec, France.
f) on 31 May 1920, the remains of PFC Martin were disinterred and moved to nearby port of Brest, France
g) 06 June 1920 the remains were shipped from Brest, France to Hoboken, New Jersey, aboard the US Army Transport ship "Mercury", arriving on 29 June 1920.
h) on 15 July 1920 the remains were shipped from Hoboken to Chicago for final burial
i) on 19 July 1920 the funeral was held for PFC Martin in Chicago.

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