PRIVATE MORTIMER GREGORY BLAKE; U.S. ARMY

April 21, 1894 (Norwalk, CT) – October 14, 1918; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 178 Chestnut Hill Road, NorwalkEntered the service on April 30, 1918Serial number 366410Unit: 114th Infantry, 29th Division, Machine Gun Company Born to Franklyn Hyatt Blake (1870-1956) and Lottie Jane Gregory Blake (1874-1957). One brother, Guy Franklin Blake (1896-1983), and one sister,Continue reading “PRIVATE MORTIMER GREGORY BLAKE; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS / WAGONER CORTLAND VERE BIRDSALL; U.S. ARMY

September 29, 1893 (Norwalk, CT) – October 15, 1918; 25 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 81 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEntered the Regular Army June 19, 1915Serial number 354255Unit: 29th Infantry, Company A Born to David Birdsall (1849-1903) and Mary M. Kyle Birdsall (1860-1938). Thre brothers, Vere (1883-1901), Everett (1889-1891), Howard (1902-1966). Four sisters, Anna Birdsall JonesContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS / WAGONER CORTLAND VERE BIRDSALL; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD BENNETT; U.S. ARMY

January 12, 1894 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 5, 1918; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Aunt Elsie Ayrault lived at 16 Van Zant, East NorwalkEntered the service on May 28, 1918 Serial number 3194905Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 59th Infantry, L Company Born to George Bennett (?-1896) and Fannie Content Manchester Bennett (1873-1940). Half-brothers George O. LomasContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD BENNETT; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE CHARLES HAROLD BATES; U.S. ARMY

June 26, 1890 (Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England) – September 29, 1918; 28 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 212 Main Street, NorwalkSerial number 6414578Unit: 79th Division, 315th Infantry, Company H Born to Percy Bates (1860-1935) and Hannah Cliff Bates (1862-?). Two sisters, Mary (1881-?) and Florence (1888-1943). One brother, William (1882-1956). Killed in the first days ofContinue reading “PRIVATE CHARLES HAROLD BATES; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FREDERICK WILLIAM AMUNDSEN; U.S. ARMY

July 14, 1897 (Norwalk, CT) – September 1, 1918; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 33 Osborne Avenue, East NorwalkEntered the service May 25, 1915Serial number 624062Unit: 56th Coast Artillery, Artillery Corps, Battery D Born to Amund Amundsen (1857-1918) and Caroline Amundsen (1860-1941), both born in Norway. Three sisters, Clara Amundsen Sturges (1882-1952), Laura (1889-1971), andContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FREDERICK WILLIAM AMUNDSEN; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT FREDERICK ELETERT ABBOTT; U.S. ARMY

March 1, 1889 (Norwalk, CT) – October 16, 1918; 29 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 2 Day Street, South NorwalkEntered the service on August 5, 1918Serial number 3597329Unit: 25th Field Artillery, Battery E Family information is vague. One sister, Golden Anderson, is listed on the death certificate. She was born Golden Willow Chardavoyne (1884-1955). Parents informationContinue reading “SERGEANT FREDERICK ELETERT ABBOTT; U.S. ARMY”