PVT Glenn Forrester Butsch

Photo added by KChaffeeB

PVT Glenn Forrester Butsch

  • Birth 5 Mar 1893 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 10 Aug 1918 Peronne, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
  • Burial Bony, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
  • Memorial ID 56097941

Name: Glenn Forrester Butsch
Rank: Private
Indiana World War Records: Gold Star Honor Roll, A Record of Indiana Men and Women who died in the service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War, 1914-1918
Marion County
Page 381

Son of John and Louise Butsch; born March 5, 1893, Indianapolis, Ind. Paper hanger. Entered service October 3, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Logan, Tex.; assigned to Company M, 131st Infantry, 33rd Division. Overseas May 22, 1918. Killed in action August 10, 1918, Chipilly Ridge. Buried in Grave 12, Row B, Plot 2, American Cemetery No. 443, Vaux sur Somme. Survived by widow, Frieda Butsch, and daughter, Dorothy, Indianapolis, Ind.

From: "THE 131ST U.S. INFANTRY (FIRST INFANTRY ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD) IN THE WORLD WAR; NARRATIVE—OPERATIONS—STATISTICS" By COLONEL JOSEPH B. SANBORN
p. 181 About 6 o'clock on the morning of August 10th we moved to Malard Wood and halted in the valley beyond. It was here that Company M was ordered to reinforce and then relieve Company G. Our company, led by Lieutenant Stockwell, moved up. About 10 o'clock, following the Bray road in an easterly direction, we crossed the area over which the battle had been fought the afternoon before. While on this road Jerry began shelling, which caused us to take shelter in a shallow ditch by the wayside. This bombardment progressed intermittently for several hours, resulting in few minor casualties. From this shallow ditch the third and fourth platoons moved on and to the left a distance of about 800 yards. This brought them to Company G's position in advance of Gressaire Wood. The German artillery continued to shell the woods in the rear. At the same time our platoons were subjected to harassing fire from machine guns, apparently coming from the vicinity of an abandoned tank on our front. Corporal Seth J. Halper, with an automatic rifle squad of the fourth platoon, was ordered to advance to the tank and deal with the enemy gunners. Enemy fire was such that this mission could not be successfully carried out. All but one of the squad were wounded in the attempt, Corporal Halper and Private Butch fatally.
p. 318 Butch, 1977848, Pvt. 1cl. Glenn, Co. M. Information given by Richard H. Buvens, Jr., 2d Lt. 131 Infantry. Eye witnesses of the death of Pvt. Glenn Butch cannot be found. Current opinion is as follows: Butch was killed on Aug. 9, 1918, by machine gun fire. His death occurred in Gressaire Wood, Somme.
p. 711 p 711: CHAPTER XXXII - ROSTERS OF COMPANY M - ROSTER OF SOLDIERS WHO ARRIVED IN FRANCE WITH 131ST INFANTRY, MAY 30, 1918. ASSIGNED TO COMPANY M.
1977848 Butsch, Glenn Pvt. K 8-10-18
Researched by Laura J. Stewart.


Family Members

Siblings Half Siblings
Gravesite Details Indiana

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: Laura J. Stewart
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56097941
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Glenn Forrester Butsch (5 Mar 1893–10 Aug 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56097941, citing Somme American Cemetery and Memorial, Bony, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France ; Maintained by Laura J. Stewart (contributor 47412616) .