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Pvt. John Delbert Boehnke - Fallen

WWI
Kramer, ND
County: McHenry
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: January 19, 1919 / Age: 23
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 137th Infantry

Died of pleurisy on Jan. 19, 1919, at Hospital No. 29, Martinguey-les-Baines, France, and buried at same place.

Remains returned to U. S. June 23, 1921, and buried in Grave 2919, European Section, National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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

Information found in Volume 1, page 322 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered McHenry county. Born, Faulkton, S. Dak., Jan. 9, 1896, of Prussian-Russian parents. Occupation - farmer. Inducted at Towner on March 28, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Served in 5th Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade, to April 30, 1918; 137th Infantry, to death. Overseas from May 3, 1918, to death. Engagements: Offensive: Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Gerardmer (Alsace); Grange-le-Comte (Lorraine). Missing in action, Sept. 28, 1918; taken prisoner of war, released, (date not given).