1st Lt., Inf., Co. B, 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Wayne County; born Feb. 19, 1893; son of Wm. T. and Elizabeth Lewis Dortch. Volunteered for service July 15, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., July, 1917. Transferred to Camp Sevier, Dec. 1917, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May, 1918. Promoted to rank of 1st Lt. July, 1918. Fought at Ypres Sector, Locke No. 8, Voormizelle, Walincourt, Hindenburg Line. Killed by shell at Escaillon, Aisne, France, Oct. 18, 1918. Buried at Busigny in the American Cemetery. Was with the Division in all other engagements until killed. In charge of his company when killed, all other officers being killed or disabled.
Lewis Gaston Dortch
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