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Lieut Wiley Haralson Burford

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Lieut Wiley Haralson Burford

Birth
Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA
Death 14 Feb 1918 (aged 24)
France
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3 Site 4424
Memorial ID 85750920 View Source

2nd Lieut. Battery A. 7th Field Artillery
First Division A. E. F.
Killed at the Front in France


On Feb. 16 the War Department reported the death of Second Lieutenant Wiley H. Burford, Battery A, 7th Field Artillery, killed " in the line of duty " on Feb. 14 by a bullet in his head. Lieutenant Burford was the son of Robert A. Burford of Ocala, Fla., a Princeton graduate, class of 1916. Immediately after his graduation he went to the Plattsburg camp. That Autumn he enrolled in the Law Department of the University of Florida, but left his year's work unfinished to enter the officers training camp at Fort McPherson, Georgia, when the United States entered the war. Upon being commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery he was sent to France about the first of September. He was the first artillery officer reported killed in action. His older brother, Lieutenant Robert A. Burford, Jr., Annapolis, 1907, is serving on the U. S. S. De Kalb.


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"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This,
That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends"


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