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Cpl. Bert J. Potratz - Fallen

Hillsboro, ND
County: Traill
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 18, 1918 / Age: 20
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company F, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on July 18, 1918.

Place of burial unknown. Some place in France.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2596 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, under age. Born, Hillsboro, N. Dak., Jan. 31, 1898, of German parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company F, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Fort Lincoln, on July 24, 1917. Served in Company F, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company F, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 18, 1918; Company M, 26th Infantry, to death. Grade: Corporal, April 4, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Wounded, slightly, July 13, 1918. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive Sectors:Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy).