Location: Wayne County NC

John D. Langston

Lt. Col., J. A. G. Dept.; of Wayne County; son of George D. and Mrs. Sallie Langston. Husband of Mrs. Mary W. Langston. Entered service Dec. 4, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Raleigh, N.C. Appointed member of Dist. Board for Eastern District of N.C. July 27, 1917. Elected chairman of board. Was commissioned as major, Officers Reserve Corps, Dec. 4, 1917, and ordered to report to the Governor of N.C. as special aide in the administration of the draft. Took active charge of the State Draft and served in that capacity until Sept. 5, 1918. Was transferred to the Provost Marshal General’s Department, Washington, D. C., Sept. 5, 1918. Appointed chief of the Classification and Deserter Division Jan. 2, 1919. Was transferred to the Judge Advocate General Department, Washington, D. C., March 15, 1919. Appointed chief of the Clemency Division in July, 1919. Promoted to Lt. Col. Aug. 8, 1919, and honorably discharged upon application, Sept. 26, 1919. 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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Harrison Pearlie Harris

Corpl., Co. B, 30th Div., 119th Inf.; of Wayne County; born Nov. 24, 1897; son of J. M. and Laura M. Smith Harris. Entered service May 25, 1917, at Kinston, N.C. Sent to Camp Wadsworth. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Was in all engagements until killed at Hindenburg Line, Sept. 29, 1919. Buried in American Cemetery, Bony Aisne,...

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Jadie Hooks

Wagoner, 119th Amb., 30th Div., 105th Sanitary Train; of Wayne County; son of J. W. and Mrs. V. Hooks. Entered service Sept. 24, 1917, at Fremont, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. Then to Camp Mills. Sailed for France June 4, 1918. Fought at Bohain-Premont, Ypres, Cambrai Hill, Bellicourt, Hindenburg Line. Gassed at Hindenburg Line Sept. 30th. Returned to USA April 5, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7,...

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B. C. Jurney

Sergt. Major, Depot Brigade 156. Born in Wayne County; son of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Jurney. Entered service April 25, 1918, at Mt. Olive, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Major July 18, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Sevier, S. C., Dec. 7,...

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George Elliason

Private, 1st class, Inf., Supply Co., 12th Div., 36th Reg.; of Wayne County; son of Nick and Pannageta Elliason. Entered service May 10, 1918, at Bluefield, W. Va. Sent to Ft. Snell, Minn., from there to Devins, Mass., and then to Sherman, O. Mustered out at Sherman, O., May 28,...

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Samuel E. Edwards

1st Class Private, Inf., Co. E, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Wayne County; son of Jon. and Mrs. Rachel Edwards. Husband of Mrs. Etta Butts Edwards. Entered service April, 1918, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Philadelphia, Pa. Sailed for France. Fought at Ypres, St. Mihiel, and all other engagements. Returned to USA April 2nd. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 8,...

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Paul B. Edmundson

2nd Lt., Inf., Co. 1, Replacement Training Camp; son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edmundson. Born in Wayne County. Entered the service April 17, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Benjamin Harrison, and from there to Camp Taylor, then to Gordon, Ga., from there to Ft. McArthur, Tex. Promoted June 1, 1918. Mustered out at Camp McArthur, Tex., Dec. 5,...

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Moseley Samuel Davis

2nd Class Boatswain U. S. N. R. F.; of Wayne County; son of A. J. and Mrs. Elizabeth Davis. Entered service June 18, 1918, at Wilmington, N.C. Sent to Charleston, S. C. Transferred to receiving ship “Hartford.” Transferred to Sub. Chaser No. 79, then to Destroyer No. 25. Did patrol duty off coast. Served on rifle range, Mt. Pleasant, S. C., two months. Mustered out at Charleston, S. C., July 3,...

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Marion L. Daniels

Sergt., Inf., Co. E, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Wayne County; son of Barney and Mrs. Hattie Lee Daniels. Husband of Mrs. Mary Herring Daniels. Entered service June 19, 1916, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. then to Sergt. Was in all engagements with the 119th Inf., up to Sept. 29th when he was killed at the Battle of Bellicourt, Sept. 29, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery 636, Bonyaisne, France. Served on the Mexican border in National Guard six...

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David Daniel

Private, Inf., Supply Co., 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Wayne County; son of J. A. and Mrs. S. A. Daniel. Husband of Mrs. Carrie Sauls Daniel. Entered service Sept. 28, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Fought at Ypres, St. Mihiel, and all other engagements. Returned to USA April, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 8,...

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Thomas E. Davis

Private, 1st Class, Btry. F, 53rd C. A. C. Regt; son of G. W. and Mrs. C. Davis; of Wayne County. Entered service April 16, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Ft. Scrivens, Ga. Transferred to Ft. Adams, R. I. Sailed for France Aug. 25, 1917. Fought at Toul Sector, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Wounded at Verdun Sector. Returned to USA March 11, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Eustis, March 27,...

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Sergt. Hugh Dortch

M. G. Co., 30th Div., 19th Reg.; of Wayne County; son of Wm. T. and Elizabeth L. Dortch. Entered service April 16, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier in April. Transferred to Camp Merritt May 6, 1918. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. July 1, 1917, and to Sergt. Sept. 21, 1918. Fought at Ypres Front Aug. 19 to Sept. 8, 1918. After Sept. 8th attached to Advance School, A. E. F., in France. Volunteered for service. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April,...

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Lewis Gaston Dortch

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...

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Frank A. Dewey

1st Class Private, Inf., Co. D, 30th Div., 119th Regt. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Dewey. Entered the service April 27, 1915, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn and then transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 27, 1918. Fought in all actions of 30th Div., up to the time of receiving shrapnel wound at Cambrai and St. Quentin Front, Oct. 17, 1918. Sent to Base Hospital 33, English Fosett Roads. Enlisted in N.C. N. G. was in actual duty June 19, 1916, to Jan. 26, 1919. Served on Mexican border seven months. Returned to USA Dec. 16, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 26,...

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Robert E. Cook

Wagoner, 317th Co., 305th Sanitary Train, 80th Div. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Cook. Husband of Mrs. Pauline Cook. Volunteered for the service Aug. 5, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Was sent to Camp Lee. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA June 1, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 13,...

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