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RSM Gilbert Sessions Furness - Fallen

WWI
Mandan, ND
County: Morton
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 9, 1918 / Age: 20
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Headquarters, 1st Brigade, Field Artillery Replacement Draft

Died of broncho pneumonia, at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., on Oct. 9, 1918.

Buried at Mandan, N. Dak.

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

Information found in Volume 2, page 1002 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, under age. Born, Montpelier, Vt., April 30, 1898, of American parents. Occupation - clerk. Enlisted at Minneapolis, Minn., on Jan. 20, 1918. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Served in Battery A, 1st Battalion, Field Artillery Replacement Draft, to Sept. 19, 1918; Headquarters, 1st Brigade, Field Artillery Replacement Draft, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., to death. Grades: Corporal, (date not given); Regimental Sergeant Major, Sept. 20, 1918.