My 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.
The 61st Regiment was constituted in the Regular Army on May 15, 1917 as Company A, 61st Infantry, and organized at Gettysburg National Park, Pennsylvania on June 10, 1917.
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.
CASH, FRANK HIRAM MILLER
2ND LT C 61ST INF 5 DIV
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/02/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE LOT 4315
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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