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Melvin Ostby - Fallen

St. Mihiel American Cemetery Thiaucourt, France
County: Bottineau
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: November 17, 1918 / Age: 22
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 303rd Mechanics Repair Shop, Motor Transport Corps

Died of pneumonia on Nov. 17, 1918.

Buried in Grave 34, Row 11, Block A, St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2454 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Bottineau county. Born, Willow City, N. Dak., Jan. 7, 1896, of Norwegian parents. Occupation - farmer. Inducted at Bottineau on Sept. 18, 1917. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Served in Battery A, 338th Field Artillery, to Dec. 4, 1917; 303rd Mechanics Repair Shop, Motor Transport Corps, to death. Overseas from Jan. 17, 1918, to death.