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.
Duplicate Memorial created at 76081959
2 LIEUT. 11 INF. 5 DIV. KANSAS