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2LT Carleton Maurice “Chubby” Burr

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2LT Carleton Maurice “Chubby” Burr Veteran

Birth
Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
19 Jul 1918 (aged 26)
Danizy, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Burial
Belleau, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France Add to Map
Plot
Plot A Row 2 Grave 76
Memorial ID
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Second Lieutenant, 6th USMC Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps; 2nd Division, A.E.F. Son of I. Tucker and Alice M. Peters Burr. Entered the service from Massachusetts. Awarded the French Croix de Guerre.

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Joined the American Field Service, February 12, 1916, attached Section Two, as Chef with Section Nine, August, 1916, to January 21, 1917. Returned to America. Enlisted U. S. Marine Corps, June. Commissioned Lieutenant, training at Quantico, Virginia, attached 6th Regiment Marines. Battallion Intelligence Officer. Gassed, Belleau Wood, June, 1918. Killed in action near Vierzy, July 19, 1918.

During the fighting at Belleau Wood in June "Chubby" was gassed and invalided to Angers. Upon leaving the hospital he marched in the parade in Paris on Bastille Day and rejoined his command July 18th, when the new offensive really began.

Next morning, leading his men in a successful wave of the big attack, Carleton Burr was struck in the side by a piece of shrapnel, and fell. "In the land he loved next to his own he will always lie, content that he could give his all to the greatest cause of the age."

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Second Lieutenant, 6th USMC Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps; 2nd Division, A.E.F. Son of I. Tucker and Alice M. Peters Burr. Entered the service from Massachusetts. Awarded the French Croix de Guerre.

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Joined the American Field Service, February 12, 1916, attached Section Two, as Chef with Section Nine, August, 1916, to January 21, 1917. Returned to America. Enlisted U. S. Marine Corps, June. Commissioned Lieutenant, training at Quantico, Virginia, attached 6th Regiment Marines. Battallion Intelligence Officer. Gassed, Belleau Wood, June, 1918. Killed in action near Vierzy, July 19, 1918.

During the fighting at Belleau Wood in June "Chubby" was gassed and invalided to Angers. Upon leaving the hospital he marched in the parade in Paris on Bastille Day and rejoined his command July 18th, when the new offensive really began.

Next morning, leading his men in a successful wave of the big attack, Carleton Burr was struck in the side by a piece of shrapnel, and fell. "In the land he loved next to his own he will always lie, content that he could give his all to the greatest cause of the age."

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  • Originally Created by: RPD2
  • Added: Aug 4, 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55855858/carleton_maurice-burr: accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Carleton Maurice “Chubby” Burr (20 Aug 1891–19 Jul 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 55855858, citing Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, Belleau, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France; Maintained by Athanatos (contributor 46907585).