2LT David Worth Loring

2LT David Worth Loring

Birth
Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA
Death 24 Aug 1918 (aged 31)
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Burial Waregem, Arrondissement Kortrijk, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot Plot B, Row 3, Grave 4.
Memorial ID 55963783 · View Source
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Second Lieutenant, Company C, 115th Machine Gun Battalion, 30th Division, US Army. Entered the service from Wilmington, North Carolina. An original member of Company C when the war began, he was discharged for a physical disability. He soon re-enlisted as a private and worked his way through the ranks to re-earn his previous commission. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. From his citation: "The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant (Infantry) David Worth Loring, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 115th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F., near Ypres, Belgium, 23 August 1918. When his gun positions were rendered untenable by shell fire, and his men were ordered to seek shelter in dugouts, Lieutenant Loring left a place of safety for the purpose of seeing that all his men were under cover and was mortally wounded by a shell, dying on his way to the hospital."


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  • Maintained by: Doc Wilson
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55963783
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT David Worth Loring (20 Mar 1887–24 Aug 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55963783, citing Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial, Waregem, Arrondissement Kortrijk, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Doc Wilson (contributor 47464039) .