HELD FOR KILLING DAUGHTON
Chauffeur Who Ran Down American Major in Paris Under Arrest
PARIS, October 12, 1919 – Police authorities have in custody the chauffeur who was driving the automobile which yesterday ran down and killed Major William F. Daughton of Washington, D.C. when the latter attempted to cross the Champs Elyescs. The man is being held pending an inquiry.
First accounts stated that Major Daughton was killed instantly, but he did not die until he had been taken to the American Red Cross Hospital in Rue Bouileau.
DAUGHTON, WM FAYETTE
- MAJ QMC RA NO DIV WORLD WAR
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/1919
- BURIED AT: SECTION SOU SITE LOT 4557
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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard