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Pvt. Roy McKinley Basford - Fallen

WWI
Troy, SD
County: Mercer
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 13, 1918 / Age: 21
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company D, 128th Infantry

Killed in action in battle of Argonne, on Oct. 13, 1918.

Buried in France. Remains returned to U. S. on Sept. 3, 1921, and buried in Grave 2736, European Section, Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

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

Information found in Volume 1, page 191 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Mercer county. Born, Troy, S. Dak., Nov. 15, 1896, of American parents. Occupation - laborer. Inducted at Stanton on May 25, 1918. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash. Served in 14th Company, 4th Battalion, 166th Depot Brigade, to June 16, 1918; Company A, 158th Infantry, to Sept. 11, 1918; Company D, 128th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Aug. 11, 1918, to death. Engagement: Offensive: Meuse-Argonne.