Frank Hiram Miller Cash
Second Lieutenant, United States Army
great uncle, Frank Hiram Miller Cash, Second Lieuteanant, Company C, 61st
Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, was killed in France on 2 August
1918, during World War I, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Lieutenant Cash's father was a U.S. Marshal in Washington D.C. He left his younger sister, my grandmother Marie Cash and his father and mother when he died. I have a pdf of his draft registration card dated June 5, 1917 from Ancestry.com showing his date of birth as August 10, 1891 in Boston, Massachusetts. His address is listed as 1300 Harvard, Washington D.C. and he was employed as a clerk at "Interstate Commerce" by the U.S. Government. The card asks if he had any military service and his answer was "none".
Our family history reveals no more, except
that he was returned to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Again,
thank you so much for updating the record. Denison
Cash Stockman, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, June 2008.
On November 17, 1917, the 61st Infantry was
assigned to the 5th Division. It was with the 5th Division when the unit
received its first taste of combat. The Regiment deployed to Europe during
World War I, during which time it was awarded four battle streamers for
its gallant participation in the bloody campaigns of Saint Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne,
Alsace and Lorraine in 1918.
Posted: 27 June 2008