PVT Benjamin Bunte Smith

Ash, Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA
Death 17 Oct 1918 (aged 28)
Burial Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 45764738 View Source
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Private, Company A, 119th Infantry, 30th Division, US Army, World War I. Died of wounds.

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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 Benjamin B. Smith (ASN: 1314600), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F., near Bellicourt, France, 29 September 1918. After being wounded twice in making attacks with his own organization, Private Smith joined Australian troops and attacked with them, being wounded a third time before he consented to be evacuated.

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  • Created by: John Evans
  • Added: 24 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45764738
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Benjamin Bunte Smith (1 Sep 1890–17 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 45764738, citing Smith Cemetery, Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by John Evans (contributor 47071981) .