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Sgt Harry E. Bayly

Sgt Harry E. Bayly

Birth
Jennings, Decatur County, Kansas, USA
Death 30 Oct 1918 (aged 28)
France
Burial Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Plot Plot B Row 41 Grave 14
Memorial ID 55860047 · View Source
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Sergeant, Headquarters Company, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, U.S. Army. Son of Allyn Richard Bayly and Sarah Elizabeth Beers Bayly; brother of Hazel Bayly. Civilian occupation: Stationary fireman, State Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. In his youth he had worked with his father in the gold fields of Colorado as a "sampler," sorting the gold nuggets according to their size. Entered the army from Kansas; home of record: Tar River, Oklahoma. Had previously served four years in the United State Marine Corps. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. From his citation: "For extraordinary heroism in action near Rémonvile, France, October 22, 1918. When the advance was checked by sever machine-gun fire Sergt. Bayly, who was in charge of a one-pounder section, volunteered to open fire on the nest with a Stokes mortar. Holding the mortar between his legs, he put it into action immediately and silenced the machine-gun nest, allowing the advance to continue He was killed by shell fire several days later."


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Grave #173660602 Boyd Allyan Bayly in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka was a younger brother of Sgt. Harry E Bayly.
If you have a subscription to Ancestry you can check the 1910 census to verify this.


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  • Maintained by: Blusummit
  • Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
  • Added: 4 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55860047
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Harry E. Bayly (26 Dec 1889–30 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55860047, citing Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Blusummit (contributor 46042900) .