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Elmer Justin Irgens - Fallen

Tolley, ND
County: Renville
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: June 15, 1919 / Age: 24
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company C, 139th Infantry

Died at Debarkation Hospital No. 5, New York City, N. Y., on June 15, 1919.

Buried at Tolley, N. Dak.

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

Information found in Volume 2, page 1471 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Renville county. Born, Farwell, Minn., Aug. 29, 1894, of American-Swedish parents. Occupation - welldriller. Inducted at Mohall on March 29, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade, to April 22, 1918; Company C, 139th Infantry, to death. Overseas from May 3, 1918, to death. Wounded, slightly, on Oct. 2, 1918. Engagements: Offensive: Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Gerardmer (Alsace); Grange-le-Comte (Lorraine).