Flanagan, Hillery Benson, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Primary Unit
1918-1919, American Expeditionary Force
Service Years
1917 - 1919

Sergeant



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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1892
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Red Creek
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jul 19, 1957
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Wound Chevron (1917-1932) World War I Victory Button


 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord




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Last Known Activity
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Other Comments:
THE FLANAGAN BROTHERS HILLERY BENSON BORN 19 JULY 1892 AND GORDON DAYTON BORN 21 MAY 1894 WERE FROM THE FIRST GROUP OF 66 MEN DRAFTED FROM TUCKER COUNTY WV ON 20 SEPTMEBER 1917 KNOWN LOCALLY AT THAT TIME AS "THE 66." BOTH SERVED IN BATTERY "A" OF THE 313TH FIELD ARTILLERY HILLERY AS SERGEANT AND GORDON AS CORPORAL.  ACCORDING TO "A HISTORY OF THE 313TH FIELD ARTILLEY" BY THOMAS IRVING CROWELL HILLERY WAS WOUNDED ON 9 OCTOBER 1918 NEAR THE BOIS DE SEPTSARGES WHEN THE RECOIL OF HIS FIELD PIECE CUT ONE OF HIS FINGERS OFF HE WAS EVACUATED AND THEN RETURNED TO DUTY ON 15 DECEMBER 1918. GORDON WAS WOUNDED ON 30 SEPTEMBER 1918 NEAR BOIS JURE BY AN ACCIDENTAL GUN SHOT HE WAS EVACUATED AND APPOINTED TO CORPORAL 1 OCTOBER 1918 AND RETURNED TO DUTY.  GORDON PASSED AWAY IN RAINELLE, GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV ON 23 MAY 1949.  HILLERY PASSED AWAY IN THE VETERANS HOSPITAL ON 19 JULY 1957.

   

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 Unit Assignments
313th Field Artillery Battalion80th DivisionU.S. Army
  1918-1919, 313th Field Artillery Battalion/A Battery
  1918-1919, 80th Division
  1918-1919, American Expeditionary Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/St. Mihiel Campaign
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