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   Ernest E. Bickford, corporal, Company H, 16th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in acton near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Without assistance he attached an enemy machine gun which was located in a tree and dislodged the gun, but was himself killed while performing this courageous duty.

Emergency address: Jesse Bickford, father, North English, Iowa.
Residence at enlistment: North English, Iowa (Iowa co.)



~source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 360-376

~ Transcribed and contributed by Sharyl Ferrall for Iowa in the Great War Special Project