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2LT Victor Kenney Dodge Blakely

2LT Victor Kenney Dodge Blakely

Birth
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Death 15 Oct 1918 (aged 21)
France
Burial Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Memorial ID 55860150 · View Source
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2nd Lt. Army, A Co., 11th Inf, 5th Div. Enlisted March 1917 in Topeka, KS. Commemorated in the Honor Roll Casualty List Dec 7, 1918. Born 15 Sept 1897 Topeka, KS. Son of Mattie Victor Kenney (DODGE) & Charles Graham BLAKLEY, Topeka, KS. Killed in action 15 Oct 1918 while leading his 4th Platoon, A Company during the attack into the Bois de la Pultière in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. On the right of the main attack, the 2d Battalion, 11th Infantry, encountered an intense concentration of fire shortly after leaving the line of departure, and suffered heavy losses. As the slopes south of the Cunel-Romagne road were reached, the troops came under cross fire from the wood to their right, and from Romagne.
Buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France Plot F, Row 23, Grave 20.


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  • Maintained by: Dave Murray
  • Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
  • Added: 4 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55860150
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Victor Kenney Dodge Blakely (15 Sep 1897–15 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55860150, citing Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Dave Murray (contributor 47017878) .