Cyrus Garnsey III was born on 8 October 1886. During World War I, he served as second Lieutenant, 7th United States field Artillery. On 1 October 1918 he was killed in action at Very, France.
Lieutenant Garnsey was subsequently returned to the United States where he was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
GARNSEY, CYRUS, III
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 18, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cyrus Garnsey, III, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Broyes, France, May 18, 1918.
While the position of Battery A, 7th Field Artillery, was being transferred to a new position on the afternoon of May 18, 1918, the enemy opened fire on the old position, where a few men remained on duty.
Observing that Corporal John G. Flynt, one of these men, had been severely wounded, Lieutenant Garnsey, with entire disregard for his own personal safety, rushed forward and carried the wounded corporal to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Seneca Falls, New York
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GARNSEY, CYRUS III
- 2ND LT 7TH NY FA 1ST DIV WW
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/30/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION S-S SITE 3971
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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