PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD BENNETT; U.S. ARMY

January 12, 1894 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 5, 1918; 24 years old; unmarriedLast local address: mother lived at 59 Fairview Avenue, Norwalk; aunt Elsie Ayrault lived at 16 Van Zant, East NorwalkEntered the service May 28, 1918Serial number 31949054TH DIVISION, 59TH INFANTRY, L COMPANY Worked in shipping in New York City prior to service. LivedContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD BENNETT; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE CHARLES HAROLD BATES; U.S. ARMY

June 26, 1890 (Long Eaton, Erewash Borough, Derbyshire, England) – September 26, 1918; 28 years old; unmarriedLast local address 212 Main StreetSerial number 641457879TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 315TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY H Killed in the first days of the Meuse River-Argonne Forest Offensive. Researching Private Bates was a challenge. Initially he was thought to be CharlesContinue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: 33 Osborne Avenue, East NorwalkEntered the service May 25, 1915Serial number 62406256TH ARTILLERY COAST ARTILLERY CORPS, BATTERY D Employed as a “Shirt Starcher” for Cluett, Peabody & Co. prior to service. Joined the National Guard in 1915 at 18 yearsContinue 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 old; unmarriedLast local address: 2 Day Street, South NorwalkEntered the service August 5, 1918Serial number 359732925TH FIELD ARTILLERY, BATTERY E Worked as a driver for Raymond Brothers in South Norwalk prior to service. Listed 6 years prior military service on his draft card. EarlyContinue reading “SERGEANT FREDERICK ELETERT ABBOTT; U.S. ARMY”