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Pvt.1st Class Melvin Wisness - Fallen

County: Grand Forks
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: December 7, 1918 / Age: 31
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company C, 2nd Field Battalion, Signal Corps

Died on Dec. 7, 1918, of pneumonia.

Buried, France.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 3502 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered (place not given). Born, Mekinock, D. T., April 29, 1887, of Norwegian parents. Occupation - farmer. Inducted at Fort Benton, Mont., on Oct. 7, 1917. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash. Served in 34th Battalion, 166th Depot Brigade, to Oct. 13, 1917; 61st Company, 16th Battalion, 166th Depot Brigade, to Nov. 8, 1917; Company C, 116th Field Battalion, Signal Corps, to Dec. 15, 1917; Company C, 2nd Field Battalion, Signal Corps, to death. Grade: Private 1st Class, May 1, 1918. Overseas from Nov. 26, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville and Saizerais (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy).