The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 

Cornelius C Fredericks

Birth
New York, USA
Death 18 Aug 1918 (aged 16)
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Sec 2 Site 8398
Memorial ID 2589122 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Home of record: Brooklyn, New York
Distinguished Service Cross
Awarded posthumously for actions during the World War I
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private Cornelius C. Fredericks (ASN: 734175), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company M, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F., near Frapelle, France, 17 August 1918. Private Fredericks displayed great coolness and courage under a heavy enemy barrage when he unhesitatingly went forward to destroy enemy wire entanglements and continued this extremely hazardous work until killed.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1919)
Action Date: 17-Aug-18
Service: Army
Company: Company M
Regiment: 6th Infantry Regiment
Division: 5th Division, American Expeditionary Forces


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: PL
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2589122
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelius C Fredericks (20 Apr 1902–18 Aug 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2589122, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by PL (contributor 520674) .