[Civilian] Winona Caroline Martin

[Civilian] Winona Caroline Martin

Birth
Death 11 Mar 1918 (aged 35)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Suresnes, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 55953542 · View Source
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Winona Caroline Martin, a Long Island, N.Y. librarian and Director from 1910 - 1917 when RVCPL was located at South Side High School (now Eugene J. Murray Village Hall). Miss Martin took a leave of absence in 1918 to become a YMCA canteen worker for the troops overseas in World War I. She contracted scarlet fever on the journey to France. She was killed in Paris' Claude Bernard Hospital when it was bombed by the Germans. Martin is considered the first American woman to die from enemy action in WWI.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New York.

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55953542
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for [Civilian] Winona Caroline Martin (21 May 1882–11 Mar 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55953542, citing Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial, Suresnes, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .