Private, U.S. Army, World War I. Service No.: 2,229,793.
Born: 12 December 1895 at Taylor, Texas. Died: 10 August 1918 at Vesle River, near St. Thefaril, France. Age at time of loss: 22 years, 7 months 29 days.
Entered Service: 19 September 1917 at Cameron, Texas. Overseas Duty: 10 May 1918 to 10 August 1918. Ship/Unit: Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division. Awards: None. Casualty Type: Hostile, killed-in-action. Cause of Death: hand grenade explosion. Casualty Location: Vesle River, near St. Thefaril, France.
Burial: About 10 August 1918, American Plot (Cemetery #19), Forsberg, France (Plot Row A, Grave 26). Disinterred: 19 May 1919. Re-Burial: 19 May 1919, American Cemetery, Fismes, Marne, France, (Plot 5, Section G, Grave 47). Disinterred 21 March 1921. Re-Burial: 12 April 1921, American Cemetery, Fismes, Marne, France, (Plot 5, Section G, Grave 47). Disinterred: 20 January 1922. Re-Burial: 27 April 1922, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia (Grave 4410).
- PVT G 47TH INF 4TH DIV
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/10/1918
- BURIED AT: SITE 4410
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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