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Pvt. Austin Bower - MIA

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
County: Eddy
World War I - MIA
Date of Disappearance: October 8, 1918 / Age: 21
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company H, 164th Infantry

Died Oct. 8, 1918, of wounds received in action.

Grave unlocated. Missing in Action or Buried at Sea. Tablets of the Missing at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

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

Information found in Volume 1, page 357 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, under age. Born, Davis Creek, Nebr., Dec. 28, 18966, of American parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company B, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at New Rockford, on July 12, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company B, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, to Oct. 10, 1917; Company H, 164th Infantry, to Jan. 18, 1918; Company B, 26th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Wounded, severely, July 20, 1918. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. 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