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Cpl. John Alexander Bonnett - Fallen

John Bonnett
Grand Forks, ND
County: Grand Forks
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 9, 1918 / Age: 25
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company M, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 9, 1918.

Buried in France. Remains returned to U. S. on Sept. 12, 1921, and consigned to Mrs. Isabelle Howelsen, Grand Forks, N. Dak. Buried at Memorial Park Cemetery. Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota.

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

Information found in Volume 1, page 337 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Sheldon, Ill., April 1, 1893, of Canadian-American parent. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company M, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Grand Forks, on June 29, 1916. Called into federal service on June 29, 1916, for Mexican border duty and served there until discharge. Discharged from federal service at Fort Snelling, Minn., on Feb. 14, 1917, and resumed National Guard status. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company M, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company M, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 20, 1918; Company E, 26th Infantry, to death. Grades: Corporal, July 15, 1917; Private, Dec. 8, 1917; Private 1st Class, Jan. 6, 1918; Corporal, Aug. 2, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville and Saizerais (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