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Lowell Leland Butcher

  • Birth 24 Aug 1898 Jay County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 23 Jul 1918 France
  • Burial Geneva, Adams County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 37148903





***FIRST SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION
FROM JAY COUNTY, INDIANA***

Son of Alexander and Lulu (Swank) Butcher; born August 24, 1897 in Jay County, Indiana. Occupation: Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in August 1917 at Lima, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sheridan, Alabama; transferred to Camp Hancock, Georgia; assigned to Company L, 38th Infantry, 3rd Division. Embarked for overseas in Spring of 1918. Participated in Aisne Defensive, Champagne, Marne Defensive, Aisne-Marne Offensive. Killed in action on July 23, 1918 while crossing Marne River. Died at age 20 years, 11 months. Time in service: 11 months.




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Gravesite Details Source: G008p174--DAR 74--Co. L 38th Inf 3rd Div AEF Additional information per Friends of the Falls Cemetery

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  • Maintained by: Jackie Sanders
  • Originally Created by: ACIGS
  • Added: 16 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37148903
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lowell Leland Butcher (24 Aug 1898–23 Jul 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37148903, citing Riverside Cemetery, Geneva, Adams County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jackie Sanders (contributor 47022873) .