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Cpl. Ernest Adam DeNault Robertson - Fallen

County: Stutsman
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: June 14, 1918 / Age: 18
Branch of Service: Marines
Company/Division: 79th Company, Quantico, Va.

Killed in action on June 14, 1918.

Burial, Belleau Wood Cemetery, France.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 2722 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Jamestown, N. Dak., Aug. 29, 1899, of American parents. Occupation - student. Enlisted in the Marine Corps at Fargo on May 9, 1917. Sent to Mare Island, Calif. Served in 79th Company, Quantico, Va., to Jan., 1918; arrived in France, Feb. 8, 1918, and served there to death. Grade: Corporal, Sept. 25, 1917. Engagements: Toulon Sector; Aisne Defensive; Chateau-Thierry Sector. Awarded French Croix de Guerre with silver star, under Order No. 11,927 "D," dated Nov. 25, 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East, with the following citation: "On June 6, 1918, he displayed remarkable coolness and spirit of decision in command of his automatic riflemen under a violent fire. He contributed to the capture of Pouregches."