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Willie Bartlett Matson - Fallen

WWI
Aneta, ND
County: Nelson
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: November 25, 1918 / Age: 21
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company A, 309th Engineers

Died of pneumonia, at St. Nazaire, France, on Nov. 25, 1918.

Remains returned to U. S. on Sept. 29, 1920, and buried at Aneta, N. Dak.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2108 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Nelson county. Born, Aneta, N. Dak., Aug. 22, 1897, of Danish-Norwegian parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted at Minneapolis, Minn., on July 5, 1918. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Served in Company K, 5th Engineers Training Regiment, to July 25, 1918; Company K, 4th Engineers Training Regiment, to Aug. 22, 1918; 10th Company, August Automatic Replacement Draft, Camp Humphreys, Va., to Aug. 24, 1918; Company A, 309th Engineers, to death. Overseas from Sept. 9, 1918, to death.