[Letterhead] WAR HISTORY COMMISSION
OF BEDFORD COUNTY, VA
MRS. GEORGE P. PARKER, CHM'N
JULIET B. GISH, SECRETARY
A.J. CAUTHORN, TREASURER
to 15th. Champagne offensive. Blanc Mont Ridge Oct. 1st to 10th.
Meuse Argonne, Nov 1 to 11th 1918. Served with the American Army of Occupation in the March to the Rhine River, and in the occupation of Segens Vis Germany.
Nine days lost Nov. 191- Marine Corps order. Awarded a Crois de Guerre for bravery in the presence of the enemy in France. This .
certificate registed Oct. 20th, 1920.
Recommended to be appointed 1st class Private after re-enlistment. Discharged Oct. 22nde. 1920 at Marine Barracks, Washington.
[underlined]Jesse Malcolm Jeter. - Record not procured.
[underlined] Henry H. Meador. - 82nd Aerial Squadron, Kelley Field, South Antonia, [Texas?] Saw service over seas. Further record not procured.
[underlined] Frank Stewart Nimmo. - Enlisted in United States Navy, Jan. 24th, 1918. Company 119.
Trained at Norfolk, St. Helena Training Station. Assigned to the Kentuckian. Volunteered on the Long Island, a submarine chaser. Did not land on foreign shores but crossed the danger zone several times. Was engaged with a submarine in American waters. After the Armistice, his ship was docked At Boston for repairs. He was allowed to come home one day for Christmas. On the way back was stricken with enfluenza; was in hospital several weeks. When well his ship had left the dock and he was assigned to Trawler T-1, a mine sweeper. While working on a dynamo, was accidentally shot, dying eleven days later at the United States Naval Hospital, at Chelsea, Mass., on the 14th of April, 1919. Body was sent home and laid in Parrish Chapel Cemetery.
Information furnished by his father, J. W. Nimmo.
[underlined] Joseph Claude Saunders, - Grade Private., 11th Ordnance Guard Company.
Went out from Bedford, Va., June 24th 1918. Trained at Camp Lee, Va. Camp Bariton, Springfield, Mass., and Camp Morgan, New Jersey. Did not see service overseas. Discharged at Morgan, New Jersey, March 15, 1919.
[underlined] Homer L. Simmons. - 60th Engineers.
Trained at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Saw service over seas about nine months. Carrying supplies on the trains. While on duty on firing line, his train was wrecked. He lost his foot in wreck, was picked up for dead by a French woman. Was in hospital overseas many months and continued in Camp Lee hospital. Was discharged after Armistice.
Information furnished by his father, Chas. Simmons
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