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PFC Harry Edward Ross - Fallen

WWI
Des Moines, IA
County: Richland
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 20, 1918 / Age: 20
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company I, 164th Infantry

Killed in action at Soissons, France, on July 20, 1918.

Buried in France. Remains returned to U. S. on May 13, 1921, and buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 2762 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Cedar Rapids, Nebr., June 15, 1898, of American parents. Occupation - student. Enlisted in Company I, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Wahpeton, on April 24, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company I, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company I, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 13, 1918; Company H, 26th Infantry, to death. Grade: Private 1st Class, Sept. 15, 1917. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Cited in General Orders 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