2LT Ralph Ashburn Branch

2LT Ralph Ashburn Branch

Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Death 8 Sep 1918 (aged 25)
Thiaucourt-Regnieville, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Bl 27 Lot 1
Memorial ID 43201498 · View Source
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Rank: Second Lieutenant
Military Unit: Co. M, 109th Inf
Cemetery: St. Mihiel
Burial Place: Thiaucourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France

This listing is a memorial (Cenotaph) only because his family had his name and that he died in France inscribed on the bottom of the monument stone of his parents.
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Census 1900
Ralph A Branch, age 6. Residence with father Robert H. Branch, age 48, zinc ore mine operator/capitalist and also his mother Mary Flora, age 38 and younger brother Robert, 1 yr.
Approximately 1 year later, the father, Robert H. Branch will pass away in 1901.

Census 1910
Ralph A Branch age 16. Residence now is in Wichita, Sedgwick county, KS. with mother Flora, age 45 and younger brother Robert, age 11.

Draft Registration
*Name: Ralph Ashburn Branch
*Address: 1323 South Market St. Wichita, KS
*DOB: July 29, 1893 Muncie, Indiana
*Lists his mother as being fully dependent on him for support.
*Previous military service was as Midshipman USN 1 yr.
*Description: Tall, slender, blue eyes, light hair
document dated June 5, 1917

WORLD WAR I Casualty listing:

Name: Ralph A . Branch
State Registered: Kansas

Death Date: 8 Sep 1918
Cemetery: St. Mihiel American Cemetery
Cemetery Burial Plot: Plot A Row 13 Grave 18
Cemetery City: Thiaucourt
Cemetery Country: France

War: World War I
Title: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army
Division: 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Data Source: World War I Honor Roll

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2nd Lieutenant Ralph A. Branch
Buried in grave 583
Nevers, Nievre France

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  • Created by: NJBrewer
  • Added: 17 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43201498
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Ralph Ashburn Branch (29 Jul 1893–8 Sep 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43201498, citing Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by NJBrewer (contributor 47097113) .