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Pvt. Elmer Taylor Sidman - Fallen

WWI
County: Burleigh
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 18, 1918 / Age: 20
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company A, 164th Infantry

Killed in action, near Soissons, on July 18, 1918.

Grave unlocated.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 2954 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, under age. Born, Chatham, N. J., June 12, 1898, of American parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company A, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Bismarck, on Aug. 20, 1917. Served in Company A, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company A, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company A, 18th Infantry, to death. Grades: Private 1st Class, Nov. 20, 1917; Private, Jan. 21, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Cited in General Order 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