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Lieut William Frederick Davitt

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Lieut William Frederick Davitt

Birth
Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 11 Nov 1918 (aged 32)
France
Burial Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 93741166 View Source

Began his military service overseas with the 120th Machine Gun Battalion. Served as regimental chaplain for the 125th Infantry Regiment in France during WWI. Attached to 3rd Corps HQ as corps burial officer but returned to the 125th Infantry Regiment on the day of his death to present the regimental commander with a national flag in anticipation of the cessation of hostilities. Roman Catholic priest. Reportedly the youngest chaplain in the AEF and the last officer KIA before the Armistice was signed.


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