Location: Wayne County NC

Herman Paul Shackelford

Corpl., 120th Inf., 30th Div., Co. G. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shackelford. Entered the service April 2, 1918, at Fremont, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May, 1918. Fought with his company in Belgium and France. Killed on the Hindenburg Line Sept. 29, 1918. Buried at Bellicourt, France. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start...

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Edgar A. Simkins

Major, 2nd N.C. N. G., 30th Div., 119th Inf. Regt.; of Wayne County; son of John Simkins and Elizabeth Simkins. Husband of Mrs. Sarah Alice Simkins. Entered service March 15, 1905, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Royster, transferred to Camp Wadsworth, S. C., then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Promoted to rank of Sergt. March 25, 1905; 2nd Lt. Nov. 28, 1907; Jan. 28, 1909, to 1st Lt.; Jan. 7, 1910, Capt.; March 15, 1914, Major. Served on Mexican border from the 19th of June, 1916, to March 19, 1917. Then went back to 17th Btn., USA, and served until Jan. 25, 1919. Was a graduate of Military College at Davidson, receiving B. S. degree, June 6, 1894. Was commander of 1st Btn., A, B, C and D Cos, of N.C. troops, going to Mexican border until May 1, 1918, was home on sick leave. Mustered out at Camp Greene, N.C., Jan. 25,...

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J. M. Short

S. A. T. C., Private. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Short. Entered service Oct. 1, 1918, at Fremont, N.C. Was sent to Chapel Hill, N.C. Mustered out at Chapel Hill, N.C., Dec. 12, 1919.

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Leon J. Simmons

Wagoner, Med. Corps, 317th Amb., 80th Div.; of Wayne County; son of N. D. and Addie Simmons. Entered service Sept. 17, 1917, at Mt. Olive, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Promoted to Wagoner November, 1917. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA June 1, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 12,...

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William H. Potts

2nd Lt., Veterinary Reserve Corps; of Wayne County; son of Wm. and Mrs. Willie Potts. Entered service May 27, 1917, at Mt. Olive, N.C. Sent to Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., then to Douglas, Ariz., from there to Camp Globe, Ariz. Sailed for Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1917. Was veterinarian with 17th Cavalry in Honolulu. Returned to USA June, 1919. Mustered out at San Francisco June 16,...

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Roy Lee Yelverton

1st Class Private, S. S. U.; of Wayne County; son of I. L. and Mrs. M. K. Yelverton. Entered service May 23, 1917, at Washington, D. C. Sent to Allentown, Pa., June 8, 1917. Sailed for France Dec. 25, 1917. Fought at Chateau Thierry, Lys offensive, Escrow. Attached to French Army; was transporting wounded from battle field to first aid dressing station. Returned to USA April 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Dix April 25,...

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George M. Norwood

1st Lt., F. A., Btry. E, 81st Div., 317th Regt. Born in Wayne County; son of George A. and Mrs. Louise H. Norwood. Husband of Helen A. Norwood. Entered service May 15, 1917, at Chapel Hill, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe. Transferred to Camp Jackson, then to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Promoted to rank of 1st Lt. Jan. 1, 1918. Mustered out at Park Place, Houston, Texas, Jan. 2,...

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Thomas H. Norwood

2nd Lt., F. A., Btry. F, 17th Div., 49th Regt.; of Wayne County; son of George A. and Mrs. Louise H. Norwood. Husband of Mrs. Margaret Shannon Norwood. Entered service May 24, 1918. Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C., to Camp Zachary Taylor and to Ft. Sill. Promoted to Corpl. June, 1918; 2nd Lt. October, 1918. Mustered out at Ft. Sill Dec. 18,...

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William B. Parker

Sergt., Transport Service; of Wayne County; son of W. R. and Mrs. Mattie F. Parker. Entered service Dec. 13, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Camp Meiggs. Promoted to rank of Corpl., then to Sergt. April, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 25,...

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George M. Norwood

1st Lt., F. A., Btry. E, 81st Div., 317th Regt. Born in Wayne County; son of George A. and Mrs. Louise H. Norwood. Husband of Helen A. Norwood. Entered service May 15, 1917, at Chapel Hill, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe. Transferred to Camp Jackson, then to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Promoted to rank of 1st Lt. Jan. 1, 1918. Mustered out at Park Place, Houston, Texas, Jan. 2,...

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Jasper F. Mitchell

Sergt., Q. M. C.; of Wayne County; son of Thomas H. and Mrs. Ophelia Mitchell. Entered service May 26, 1918, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Johnston, Fla., to Camp Stuart, Va. Sailed for France July 27, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. June, 1919. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. With the Army of Occupation for nine months. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., Nov. 5,...

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Jake G. Mayo

Wagoner, 317th Amb. Co., 80th Div.; of Wayne County; son of L. A. and Mrs. Nina Mayo. Entered service Sept. 17, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Fought at Argonne Forest. Returned to USA June 1, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 13,...

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John J. McDonald

Corpl., Co. B, 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Wayne County; son of W. H. and Mrs. Emma McDonald; husband of Mrs. Virginia May Wilkins. Entered service June 25, 1916, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn. Transferred to Camp Wadsworth, S. C.; then to Camp Sevier and Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to Corporal, 1917. Fought at Kimmel Hill, Cambrai, Hindenburg Line, St. Quentin. Wounded October 17, at the battle of St. Quentin. Sent to 3rd General Australian Hospital and American Base Hospital No. 37. Mustered out at Camp Wadsworth, Jan. 24,...

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William G. Hood

Private, 1st Class, 306th Engineers, Co. D, 81st Div.; of Wayne County; son of T. J. and Malinda Hood. Husband of Mrs. Minnie G. Hood. Entered service May 26, 1918, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Mustered out at Camp Sevier, S. C., Dec. 11,...

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Harry L. Keen

Private, 54th Inf., Hdqrs. Co., Signal Platoon. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Keen. Entered the service at Goldsboro, N.C., March, 1918, and was sent to Ft. Scriven, and from there to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France April 6, 1918. Fought at Alsace, Argonne Forest. Returned to USA April, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May,...

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