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PVT Bartholomeo Aiuto

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PVT Bartholomeo Aiuto

Private Bartholomeo “Bartolo” M. Aiuto lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His brother, Anthony, from Detroit was his next of kin. He was born at San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy in 1881. San Vito lo Capo is on a peninsula 50 miles due west of Palermo on the northern coast of Sicily.

Bartolo arrived in New York from Palermo on 2 May of 1906 with his brother Anthony. His petition for naturalization was filed in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in November of 1914. He was a barber by trade. His brother resided at 337 East Congress, Detroit. He must have moved to Pittsburgh from Detroit shortly before he enlisted.

Private Aiuto enlisted at Columbus Barrracks, Ohio on 13 Nov, 1917. He was 36 years old. He was assigned to the 7th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Division. The 7th Infantry Regiment sailed for France on 6 Apr 1918 aboard the transport “America” from Hoboken, New Jersey.

Private Aiuto was killed in action in the Aisne Defensive Campaign near Belleau Wood on 21 Jun 1918.

The Detroit Free Press – 3 Aug 1918, Sat – Page 8 – GIVES LIFE TO DEFEND HIS ADOPTED COUNTRY – Private Bartolomeo Aiuto, Seventh United States Infantry, is the first Detroit Italian to die for “Old Glory” on the battlefield, word being received Friday by his brother Anthony Aiuto, 337 East Congress street, that he had been killed in action in France a short time ago. Aiuto, who was 36 years old, enlisted in the army last fall, being assigned to the Seventh United States Infantry at Camp Greene, Charlotte, N.C. The Seventh Infantry was stationed at Fort Wayne a number of years ago. Aiuto, before joining Uncle Sam’s forces last fall, was employed in a downtown barber shop. His brother, Anthony Aiuto, is his only relative in Detroit.

Gravesite Details Entered service from Pennsylvania

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55949782
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Bartholomeo Aiuto (1881–21 Jun 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55949782, citing Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, Belleau, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .