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Cpl. James Smith - Fallen

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery Fere-en-Tardenois, France
County: Stutsman
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 21, 1918 / Age: 23
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company H, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on July 21, 1918.

Buried, Grave 38, Row 15, Block D, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 3010 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Derby, England, Aug., 1894. Citizenship, (not given). Occupation - unknown. Enlisted in Company H, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Jamestown, on June 26, 1916. Called into federal service for Mexican border duty on June 26, 1916. Served there until discharge. Discharged at Fort Snelling, Minn., on Feb. 14, 1917. Resumed National Guard status. Called into federal service, World War. Served in Company H, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company H, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 18, 1918; Company A, 26th Infantry, to death. Grades: Private 1st Class, Dec. 27, 1916; Corporal, Jan. 18, 1918. 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