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Location: Durham County NC

Walter J. Barbee

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sergt., Air Service, 483rd Aero Co.; of Durham County; son of W. A. and Mrs. P. E. Barbee. Husband of Mrs. V. I. Barbee. Entered service Dec. 14, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Meade, Md. Transferred to Morrison, Va. Sailed for France March. 4, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. April 1, 1918. Returned to U. S. Feb. 8, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Feb. 26,...

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Walter S. Fesperman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wagoner, Inf. Sup. Co., 30th Div., 120th Reg.; of Durham County; son of C. M. and Mrs. J. M. Fesperman. Husband of Mrs. Clara May Green Fesperman. Entered service May 28, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Was in all battles with his regiment–Ypres, Lankhaf Farm, Sept. 9th to 21st; Bellicourt, Rauray, Sept. 29th to Oct. 1st; Premont, Hindenburg Line, Oct. 8th; Busigny, Oct. 9th; Becquigney, Bohain, Vaux Audigny, La Hale, Menereise, Oct. 10th to 11th; St. Martian Bevien, Mezinghein Heights of Calilleon, Oct. 17th to 19th, 1918. Returned to USA May 11, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, May 18,...

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Fred Kerr

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, 120th Inf., Co. M, 30th Div. Born in Durham County, Sept. 15, 1897; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kerr. Entered the service at Durham, N.C., June 1, 1917. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France, May 28, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Bethune, St. Quentin, Bellicourt. Killed at Bellicourt Sept. 29, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, Bony, Aisne, France. Enlisted for service on Mexican border. Was discharged and re-enlisted for World...

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Marion Sims Johnson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Corpl., Bugler, 120th Inf., Co. M, 30th Div. Born in Durham County; son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson. Entered the service Aug. 5, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France from Boston. Fought at Bellicourt, Hindenburg Line. Gassed at Hindenburg Line Oct. 20, 1918. Was sent to Hospital, Le Treport, France. Died March 16, 1919, at Le Mans. Buried at Grand Le Mans. Death caused by bronchial pneumonia. Was prepared to sail for U. S. when he...

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S. E. Casey

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, 120th Inf., Co. M, 30th Div. Born in Durham County; son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Casey. Entered the service Nov. 1, 1915, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Belgium, Bellicourt, Vaux Andigny, Bohain. Served on the Mexican border five months. Returned from France April 13, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 17,...

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Thomas W. Cates

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Class Private, 113th F. A., Btry. C, 30th Div. Born in Durham County; son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Cates. Husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Eaton Cates. Entered service at Durham, N.C., Sept. 19, 1917. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 8, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Argonne, Woevre, Toul. Returned to USA March 18, 1919; landed at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 28,...

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Wayland L. Chappell

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Class Private, Co. M, 120th Inf., 30th Div. Born in Durham County; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Chappell. Entered the service July 25, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Fought at Ypres, St. Quentin, Hindenburg Line, Sept. 29th to Oct. 10th. Received shell wound in battle of St. Quentin. Returned to USA Dec. 16, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Wadsworth, S. C., Feb. 5,...

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Walter L. Brown

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st class Private, Inf., Co. M, 30th Div., 120th Inf.; of Durham County; son of Mr. D. W. and Mrs. Maggie Brown. Husband of Mrs. Sallie Landis Brown. Enlisted May 28 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 10, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Belgium. Returned to USA Dec. 16, 1918. Landed at Hoboken, N. Y. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Jan. 26,...

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James A. Bullock

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wagoner, 326th Ambl. Corps, 82nd Div.; of Durham County; son of Mr. A. A. and Mrs. Mary A. Bullock. Entered service June 7, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., then to Camp Gordon. Sailed for France May 18, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and other fronts. Gassed at Argonne Oct. On Lazny Sector; Toul Sector. On detached service while in France S. S. U. 647 with the French. Was under constant fire for thirty-five days without relief in Meuse-Argonne Sector. Returned to USA May 6, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 18,...

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Seldon H. Buchanan

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, 1st class, Transport Corps, Co. B, 52nd Reg.; of Durham County; son of J. H. and Mrs. Francis Buchanan. Entered service March 30, 1918, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France June 7, 1918. With Army in Germany for four months. Returned to USA July 4, at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 17,...

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M. Thomas Burnette

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Inf., Co. F, 81st Div., 322nd Reg.; of Durham County; son of O. D. and Mrs. W. I. Burnette Entered service Sept. 4, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. June 28, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, St. Die Sector, Sept. 19 to 23, St. Die Sector Oct. 2 to 16, Somme Sector, Nov. 4 to 9 Meuse-Argonne, Nov. 9 to 11. Was with U. S. Military Mission. At Altclamm, Germany, from Feb. 8 to Aug. 17, 1919. Returned to USA Sept. 19, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., Sept. 29,...

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Joseph M. Beaman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, Co. G, 3rd Div., 38th Reg. Inf.; of Durham County; son of J. H. and Mrs. Annie Beaman. Husband of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lloyd Beaman. Entered service June 11, 1916, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Greene, N.C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for Brest, France, March 9, 1918. Fought at Chateau-Thierry, July 1 to Aug. 2. Shell shocked. Sent to Base Hospital No. 20. Sailed from Brest Sept. 15, 1918. Arrived in USA Sept. 24, 1918, at Newport News, Va. Was discharged for disability, received in line of duty. Mustered out at Ft. McPherson, Ga., Oct. 26,...

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Douglas Morris Beves

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, Machine Gun Co. 314, 79th Div., 314th Reg.; of Durham County; son of T. M. and Mrs. Mollie Beves. Husband of Mrs. Alice Kime Beves. Entered service May 28, 1918, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., May 29, 1918. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., to Camp Mills, N. J. Sailed for France Oct. 1, 1918. Fought at Meuse Sector. Sailed from St. Nazaire, May 16th, landed in New York, May 26, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., May 31,...

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John Ward Boring

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Regt. Sgt. Major Inf. Hdqrs. 30th Div., 120th Reg.; of Durham County; son of John W. and Mrs. Lizzie W. Boring. Entered service May 29, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Sailed for Calias, France, June 5, 1918. Canal Sector, Ypres-Lys offensive, Somme Offensive. Promoted to rank of Bttn. Sgt. Major Aug. 10, 1917. Regt. Sgt. Major Jan. 1, 1918. Citation Mazingheim Oct. 19, 1918. Set sail from Nazairre, March 28, 1919. Arrived in USA Charleston, S. C., April 12, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 17,...

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Luther H. Barbour

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sergt., 113th F. A., B’try C., 30th Div., 113th Reg.; of Durham County; son of O. T. and Mrs. Mamie Barbour. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier Sept. 17, 1917. Sailed for France Sept. 17, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. Aug. 1, 1917. Fought at Toul defensive, Aug. 25, 1918; St. Mihiel Drive, Sept. 12th. Wounded at St. Mihiel Sept. 14th by shell shot through shoulder. Sent to Base Hospital at Toul, Base 36, Base No. 9, Base 110, Base 27. Citations at Thaiscourt. Shot through left hip at Sedan, France, Nov. 7, 1918. Transferred from 30th Div. to 3rd and received the second wound. Sailed from Brest, March 25th; arrived in USA April 2, 1919, New York. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 25,...

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