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Pvt. Osmer James Leigh - Fallen

Royalton, MN
County: LaMoure
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: September 22, 1918 / Age: 24
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company H, 58th Infantry

Died of pneumonia on Sept. 22, 1918.

Remains returned to U. S. on Nov. 10, 1920, and consigned to J. E. Leigh, Royalton, Minn. (place of burial not given).

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 1869 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered LaMoure county. Born, Royalton, Minn., Feb. 9, 1894, of (nationality of parents not given). Occupation - laborer. Enlisted in Company D, 1st Infantry, Minnesota National Guard, at Minneapolis, Minn., on June 23, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company D, Recruit Detachment No. 6, 1st Infantry, Minnesota National Guard, to Aug. 27, 1917; Headquarters, Minneapolis Patrol District, to Sept. 19, 1917; Company D, 1st Infantry, Minnesota National Guard (Company D, 135th Infantry), to Nov. 8, 1917; Supply Company, 135th Infantry, to Jan. 12, 1918; Headquarters, Company I, 135th Infantry, to July 21, 1918; Company No. 11, 1st Infantry Training Regiment, 1st Depot Division, to July 23, 1918; Company H, 58th Infantry, to death. Grades: Wagoner, Dec. 8, 1917; Private, Jan. 12, 1918. Overseas from June 28, 1918, to death. Engagements: Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel. Defensive Sectors: Vesle (Champagne); Toulon (Lorraine).