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Christ Sortland - Fallen

County: Divide
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 1, 1918 / Age: 24
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company F, 138th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 1, 1918.

Buried, Grave 32, Section 18, Block 1, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France. Remains returned to Norway, and consigned to Ole John Sortland, Bergen, Norway.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 3046 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Divide county. Born, Bremnes, Norway, Feb. 14, 1894. Naturalized citizen. Occupation - farmer. Inducted at Crosby on March 29, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Served in Company D, 1st Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade, to April 28, 1918; Company F, 138th Infantry, to death. Overseas from May 3, 1918, to death. Engagements: Offensive: Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Gerardmer (Alsace); Grange-le-Comte (Lorraine).