2LT Thomas Dwyer Amory

2LT Thomas Dwyer Amory

Birth
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Death 2 Oct 1918 (aged 24)
Verdun, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Burial Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Plot Plot E, Row 18, Grave 34.
Memorial ID 55990218 · View Source
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Lexington Intelligencer, May 23, 1919, Page Two

Lexington, MO.THOMAS D. AMORY
Second Lieutenant, 26th Infantry

Lieutenant Amory (deceased) was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for conspicuous gallantry in action near Verdun, France, October 2, 1918. Lieutenant Amory was detailed to lead a patrol on a hazardous and important mission of locating the main defense line of the enemy. Fighting his way under their heavy artillery and machine gun fire, and with no assistance from our batteries, he established his command two kilometers, within the enemy territory. Although wounded and his small command badly cut to pieces and almost entirely surrounded, he refused to give up the ground he had taken, but by stubbornly resisting with his small detachment he finally succeeded in driving the enemy from this important position. His home was in Wilmington, Del.


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1 LIEUT. 26 INF. 1 DIV.

MASSACHUSETTS OCT. 2, 1918

D. S. C.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 55990218
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Thomas Dwyer Amory (17 Oct 1893–2 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 55990218, citing Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .