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Pvt. Albert Glen Bailey - Fallen

Somme American Cemetery Bony, France
Arvilla, ND
County: Grand Forks
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: May 7, 1918 / Age: 26
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Machine Gun Company, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on May 7, 1918.

Buried in Grave 15, Row 16, Block C, Somme American Cemetery, Bony, Aisne, France.

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

Information found in Volume 1, page 145 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Private M.G. Co., 164th Infantry, 41st (Sunset) Division; so [sic] of W.L.Bailey of Arvilla ND and born in Edgar County, Illinois, on Sept 14, 1891; entered service July 23, 1917 in M.G. Co., 164th Infantry of Grand Forks; trained at Camps Greene, Mills and Merritt; overseas Dec 15, 1917 on "Leviathan"; landed in England and later went to France arriving at Le Havre on Jan 1, 1918; sent to La Courtine at which point he was transferred to the 1st Brigade Machine Gun Battalion, of the 1st Division; saw active combat service with this unit and was instantly killed in action at 1:30 am on May 8, 1918. Private Bailey is believed to be the first man from Grand Forks to be killed in action in France.

Genealogy Picture ArchiveĀ (2012, June 17), retrieved fromĀ http://genealogypicturearchive.com/Bailey-Albert-Glenn

Registered Grand Forks county. Born, Chrisman, Ill., Sept. 14, 1891, of American parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Machine Gun Company, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Grand Forks, on July 23, 1917. Served in Machine Gun Company, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Machine Gun Company, 164th Infantry, to Jan., 1918; Company C, 1st Brigade, Machine Gun Battalion, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy).