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Pvt.1st Class John Tomala - Fallen

Peirz, MN
County: Cass
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 4, 1918 / Age: 24
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company C, 5th Field Battalion, Signal Corps

Killed in action on Oct. 4, 1918.

Buried in France. Reburied at Peirz, Minn.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 3262 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant. Born, Avon, Minn., Jan. 4, 1894, of German parents. Occupation - telegraph operator. Enlisted at Fargo on Oct. 11, 1917. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Served in Depot Company I, Signal Corps, Fort Leavenworth, Kans., to Nov. 1, 1917; Company C, 5th Field Battalion, Signal Corps, to death. Grade: Private 1st Class, Dec. 1, 1917. Overseas from Feb. 27, 1918, to death. Wounded, slightly, July 26, 1918. Engagements: Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sector: Chateau-Thierry (Champagne).