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Pvt. Richmond Hall - MIA

Grand Forks, ND
County: Grand Forks
World War I - MIA
Date of Disappearance: June 7, 1918 / Age: 23
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 1st Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Division

Killed in action on June 7, 1918. Missing in Action or Buried at Sea.

Buried in France. Grave unlocated. Tablets of the Missing at Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France.

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

Information found in Volume 2, page 1185 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant. Born, Arvilla, N. Dak., March 19, 1895, of English-Canadian parents. Occupation - laborer. Enlisted in Machine Gun Company, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Grand Forks, on July 24, 1917. Served in Machine Gun Company, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company A, Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division), to death. 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