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Lavern James Thompson - Fallen

Cavalier, ND
County: Pembina
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 7, 1918 / Age: 20
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company C, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 7, 1918.

Buried in France. Reburied, Cavalier, N. Dak.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 3223 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Cavalier, N. Dak., July 6, 1898, of Canadian parents. Occupation - student. Enlisted in Company C, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Grafton, on April 26, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company C, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company C, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company E, 18th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. 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