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PFC Joseph Francis Melary - Fallen

Hettinger, ND
County: Adams
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: November 8, 1918 / Age: 27
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Machine Gun Company, 305th Infantry

Killed in action on Nov. 8, 1918.

Buried in France. Remains returned to U. S. on April 5, 1921, and buried at Hettinger, N. Dak.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2131 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Adams county. Born, Elkader, Iowa, Sept. 3, 1891, of (nationality of parents not given). Occupation - farmer. Inducted at Hettinger on May 24, 1918. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash. Served in 10th Company, 3rd Battalion, 166th Depot Brigade, to June 17, 1918; Company K, 157th Infantry, to Sept. 20, 1918; Machine Gun Company, 305th Infantry, to death. Grade: Private 1st Class, Sept. 10, 1918. Overseas from Aug. 9, 1918, to death. Engagements: Offensive: Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sector: Clermont (Lorraine).