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Evans, Elwyn Joseph


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 3/15/2007 at 18:15:25

EVANS, Elwyn Joseph

Traer, IA

Serial No: 561543

Born: December 6, 1895

Parents: Thomas E. and Fannie Evans

Enlisted in Army: Aug 1, 1917

Training in US: Jefferson Barracks, MO; Gettysburg, PA; Camp Green, NC

Left for Overseas: New York on May 5, 1918. Arrived Liverpool, England on May 12, 1918.

Overseas Training: With British at Calais, France, later to Hestin, France under the French Army. Assigned 4th Div. 59th Inf. Co. L.

Engagements: Aisne, Marne, July 18, to 21; Battle of Vesle, Aug 3-6; St. Mihiel, Sep 12-14; Meuse, Argonne, Sep 26-Nov 11.

Wounded: Slight wound on hand, not reported.

Hospitalized: About 30 days for swelling of feet and legs.

Medals-Ribbons: Campaign ribbon, 4 gold Stars.

Returned to US from Brest, France on July 31, 1919; Newport News, August 5, 1919.

Discharged: Aug 18, 1919

Rating: Cpl.

Months in Service: In US 11; overseas 14.

Was in Army of occupation at Trier and Koblenz, Germany. Reenlisted Dec 17, 1928 in the D.B. Guards, Leavenworth, Kansas, 6 months; Alcatraz, 6 months; the last two years in the 7th Inf. 3rd Div.

Present Occupation: Rath employee

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data collected by the Legion about 1948.)


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