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Pvt.1st Class Orin Vern McNeil - Fallen

Brittin, SD
County: Sargent
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: September 29, 1918 / Age: 23
Branch of Service: Army
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: Battery D, 119th Field Artillery
Conflicts Served: 
  • World War I

Killed in action on Sept. 29, 1918.

Buried in France. Remains returned to U. S. on Aug. 8, 1921, and buried at Brittin, S. Dak.

Name included on the All Veterans Memorial at State Capitol in Bismarck ND as Orvin V McNeil.

Information found in Volume 3, page 2043 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant. Born, Midland, Mich., April 1, 1895, of American parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Troop I, 1st Cavalry, South Dakota National Guard, at Brittin, S. Dak., on Aug. 22, 1917. Served in Troop I, 1st Cavalry, South Dakota National Guard, to (date not given); 13th Training Company, 159th Depot Brigade, to Oct. 22, 1917; Company I, 136th Infantry, to June 15, 1918; 1st Depot Division, Camp Cody July Replacement Draft, to Aug. 16, 1918; Battery D, 119th Field Artillery, to death. Grade: Private 1st Class, May 1, 1918. Overseas from June 28, 1918, to death. Engagements: Offensives: Oise-Aisne; Meuse-Argonne.