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Pvt. Benjamin Franklin Clark - Fallen

WWI
Brainerd, MN
County: Dickey
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 3, 1918 / Age: 30
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Machine Gun Company, 23rd Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 3, 1918.

Remains returned to U. S., Sept. 19, 1921, and buried at Brainerd, Minn.

Name included on the All Veterans Memorial at State Capitol in Bismarck ND.

Information found in Volume 1, page 563 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Dickey county. Born, Silver Creek, Minn., July 24, 1888, of American parents. Occupation - printer. Inducted at Ellendale on Sept. 6, 1917. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Served in Company L, 352nd Infantry, to Nov. 28, 1917; Company I, 348th Infantry, to June 11, 1918; Camp Pike Replacement Draft, to July 27, 1918; Machine Gun Company, 23rd Infantry, to death. Grades: Private 1st Class, Oct. 11, 1917; Private, Nov. 26, 1917. Overseas from June 22, 1918, to death. Engagements: Offensives: St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Limey and Marbache (Lorraine).