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August Bernhard Shellburg - Fallen

Somme American Cemetery Bony, France
County: Kidder
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: June 9, 1918 / Age: 29
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company D, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on June 9, 1918.

Buried, Grave 6, Row 15, Block D, Somme American Cemetery, Bony, Aisne, France.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 2934 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Kidder county. Born, Stockholm, Sweden. Feb. 28, 1889. Citizenship, alien. Occupation - laborer. Enlisted in Company I, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Tappen, on June 29, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company I, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, to Oct. 5, 1917; 161st Ambulance Company, to Oct. 15, 1917; 163rd Ambulance Company, to Nov. 14, 1917; Company D, 164th Infantry, to Jan. 9, 1918; Comany I, 18th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 14, 1917, to death. Engagements: 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