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Theviot, Fred J. died 1918 - WWI Vet

THEVIOT

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 1/20/2018 at 11:18:27

Elkader Register, Thur., 28 Apr. 1921.

April 6th a message was received stating the remains of Fed J. Theviot would arrive in the U.S., April 7th. The remains arrived in McGregor on the morning of April 15th and a Military Funeral was conducted under the direction of Pocket City Post. No. 267 of the American Legion. Fred Theviot was selected for service in the U.S. Army and left for Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, February 25th, 1918, and was placed in Co. A of 349th Infantry. Five weeks later he was transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, South Carolina, and was placed in Co. I, of the 118th Inf., in the 30th Division. Shortly afterwards the 118th Infantry was sent to Camp Mills, Long Island, the embarkation point for overseas. Early in June he sailed with his Co., for overseas duty and arrived in England. The 118th Infantry went into battle in August on the Ypres front, and from then on Fred was in action constantly, taking part in capturing the following towns, Voormezeelee on the Ypres front and the remainder on the Hindenburg line: St. Quemtin Canal, City of Bellicourt, Nauroy, Riqueval, Carriere, Etricourt, Guillaine, Fermede Requeval, Mont Behain, and Brancourt in which he was instantly killed on October 8th, 1918, and was buried in the American Military Cemetery of Joncourt, later being reburied in the American Cemetery, Bony, Aisne. A very consoling letter was received from Adiel J. Hargron, chaplain of the 118th Inf.


 

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