Pvt Jacob Ferdinand Speer

Pvt Jacob Ferdinand Speer

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 20 Oct 1918 (aged 23)
Burial Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Plot Plot A Row 28 Grave 8
Memorial ID 55959018 · View Source
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Son of Mr. and Mrs. George I. Speer.

Brother of Captain George I. Speer, of the 76th Field Artillery, and Private Thomas G. Speer, of the 26th Engineers, who were both serving in France during the war along with Jacob.

Jacob, who resided in Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Private with the 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, U.S. Army during World War I.

He graduated from Wilmington High School, and entered Cornell in 1909, in the course in civil engineering.

In his junior year, he was called home on account of his father's death, and remained to conduct the roofing business under his father's name until he was called into military service.

After basic training he was transferred to the 315th Field Signal Battalion, 360th Sanitary Train. A month before his death he was transfered as a machine gunner to the 358th Infantry Regiment.

He was "Killed In Action" in France during the war.

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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Delaware


  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 55959018
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Jacob Ferdinand Speer (20 Aug 1895–20 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 55959018, citing Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .