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Pvt.1st Class Preston Vincent Wall - Fallen

County: Golden Valley
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: May 16, 1918 / Age: 19
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 164th Ambulance Company, 116th Sanitary Train

Killed in action on May 16, 1918.

Buried in France. Reburied, Grave 1332, Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 3375 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Golden Valley county. Born, Detroit, Mich., Oct. 28, 1898, of Canadian-American parents. Occupation - student. Enlisted in Company M, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Beach, on July 25, 1917. Served in Company M, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (164th Ambulance Company, 116th Sanitary Train), to Nov. 14, 1917; Company D, 26th Infantry, to death. Grade: Private 1st Class, Jan. 20, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (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