Baker, William Hedges, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Primary MOS
521-Basic Soldier
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1918-1918, 26th Infantry Division
Service Years
1918 - 1918
Private


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1895
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wharton, New Jersey
Last Address
Soissons, France
Orchard Street Cemetery, Dover, New Jersey

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
None

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 Unit Assignments
26th Infantry Division
  1918-1918, 26th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Born Wharton, Morris County, N.J. December 20, 1895. Last known residence was Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. At the time of the WW I draft registration, he was a junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Enlisted at Dover on May 2, 1918. Attached to the 26th Infantry Regiment - 1st Infantry Division, Private Baker was Killed in Action near Soissons, France on July 20, 1918. A stretcher barer, Private Hedges was on the battlefield, attempting to relieve the suffering of his wounded comrades. He was shot by a German sharp shooter. Posthumous Silver Star. The American Legion Post in Dover, Morris County New Jersey is named in his honor. He is remembered on the ‚??Dough Boy‚?? municipal WWI monument in Dover.¬†

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