William Mead Ferris, Jr. was born on 15 April 1892 at St. Louis, Missouri. He was a 1916 graduate of Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. During World War I he served as a Second Lieutenant, 15th Field Artillery, 2nd Division, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). In that capacity he was killed on 26 September 1918 in France.
FERRIS, WILLIAM M JR
- 2ND LT SUPPLY TRAIN 2ND DIV WW
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/26/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION S SITE 4430/WH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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