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Pvt Frank Lester Werner

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Pvt Frank Lester Werner

  • Birth 1 Sep 1894 Angelica, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 2 Jul 1969 Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section S, Lot 362, Grave 2
  • Memorial ID 78284572

WORLD WAR I U.S. ARMY VETERAN

Combat chronicle for the 79th Infantry Division

The division was first activated at Camp Meade, MD in August 1917, composed primarily of draftees from Maryland and Pennsylvania. After a year of training the division sailed overseas in July 1918. The 79th Division saw extensive combat in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive area where it earned the name of "Cross of Lorraine" for their defense of France. The division was inactivated June 1919 and returned to the United States.

Throughout its entire World War I campaign, the division suffered 6,874 casualties with 1,151 killed and 5,723 wounded. Private Henry Gunther, the last American soldier to be killed in action during World War I, served with the 313th Infantry Regiment of the 79th Division.


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  • Created by: Jerry Fair
  • Added: 12 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78284572
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Frank Lester Werner (1 Sep 1894–2 Jul 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78284572, citing Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Fair (contributor 47065935) .