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Magnus Nelson - Fallen

WWI
Suresnes, Seine, France
County: Richland
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 30, 1918 / Age: 17
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company I, 164th Infantry

Died on July 30, 1918, of wounds received in action.

Buried, Grave 26, Row 8, Block B, Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, Seine, France.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2301 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Tylstrup, Denmark, Nov. 2, 1900. Naturalized citizen. Occupation - laborer. Enlisted in Company I, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Wahpeton, on June 4, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company I, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company I, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 13, 1918; Company H, 26th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Cited in General Orders No. 1, Headquarters, 1st Division, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Jan. 1, 1920. for gallantry in action and especially meritorious services. Entitled to wear a silver star.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920