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Pvt.1st Class John Henry Coombes - Fallen

Killdeer, ND
County: Dunn
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: September 24, 1918 - Approximate date only
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company F, 164th Infantry

Name NOT included on the All Veterans Memorial at State Capitol in Bismarck ND.

Information found in Volume 1, page 610 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Rockwell, Iowa, July 30, 1896, of English-American parents. Occupation - laborer. Enlisted in Company F, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Mandan, on May 9, 1917. Served in Company F, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company F, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 18, 1918; Company M, 26th Infantry, to discharge. Grade: Private 1st Class, March 10, 1919. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to Aug. 10, 1919. Wounded, gassed, June 9, 1918; wounded, severely, Aug. 22, 1918. Engagements: Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville and Saizerais (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on Aug. 11, 1919, as a Private 1st Class. Prisoner of War, from Aug. 22, 1918, to Dec. 27, 1918.