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Conflict: World War I

"World War I caused change in North Dakota and the rest of the world. After the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914 the state was reluctant in having the United States enter the war. Whether it was because one-fifth of the state's population were German immigrants or not, many North Dakotans were isolationists, not wanting to be involved in someone else's war so far away. After the United States broke ties and declared war on Germany, the state rallied in support of the war effort. Many young men went to war, which left a shortage of farm laborers in the state which was promoting the planting of every possible acre in order to help feed the world during the war. Inflation was high and so were grain prices, but unfortunately, below average rainfall caused below average crop yields during the war years."

A tight-knit German community existed in North Dakota. This community consisted of/descended from German migrants from Russia. Russia had invited Germans to settle and introduce advanced farming methods to the area around the Volga in the 18th century; these Germans migrated to America when Russia began to decrease their autonomy and to assimilate them in the late 19th century. This community was the target of anti-German persecution throughout the war.

Over 28,000 North Dakotans went to war; 474 were killed in battle.

Data and pictures primarily retrieved from Faces From the Wall, American Battle Monuments CommissionWorld War I Centennial Commemoration and World War I in Photos: A Century Later.

We are in the process of adding all of North Dakota's Heroes. Feel free to contact us with photos or information about a Veteran and we will add it as the page continues to be updated. Heroes are sorted by date of death or disappearance. To find a specific Hero, search for them by name in the search bar at the top right corner of the page.

WWI
1918
Fargo, ND
World War I - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company K, 307th Infantry
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918 / Age: 26

Died of pneumonia, on Oct. 6, 1918.

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

Information found in Volume 2, page 976 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

1918
South Jamestown, ND
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918
WWI
1918
World War I - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Sanitary Detachment, 125th Infantry
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918 / Age: 22

Killed in action on Oct. 6, 1918.

Buried in France. Remains returned to U. S. on Sept. 14, 1921, and buried in Grave 3343, European Section, Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
1918
La Moure, ND
World War I - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company B, 164th Infantry
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918 / Age: 24

Died on Oct. 6, 1918, of wounds received in action.

Buried in Grave 34, Row 32, Block F, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France.

1918
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918

Died of the Flu

Buried at Barton Zion Lutheran Cemetery

Name include on ND All Veterans Memorial at State Capitol Bismarck

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
1918
Odessa, ND
World War I - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918 / Age: 24

Died of pneumonia, at Bazoilles, France, on Oct. 6, 1918.

Buried, Grave 9, Row 37, Plot D, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France.

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
1918
Milton, ND
World War I - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918 / Age: 28

Died in an accident. Killed in action on Oct. 6, 1918.

Buried, Grave 34, Row 46, Block C, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France.

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

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
1918
Landa, ND
World War I - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918 / Age: 24

Killed in action on Oct. 6, 1918.

Buried, Grave 40, Row 1, Block E, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France.

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

1918
World War I - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Supply Company, 77th Infantry
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918

Died at Camp Custer, MI

WWI
1918
Beach, ND
World War I - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 33rd Company, 161st Depot Brigade
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918 / Age: 22

Died of pneumonia on Oct. 6, 1918.

Buried, Beach, N. Dak.

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

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