Palette, John William, CPL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Service Years
1917 - 1918
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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1895
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Palette, John William, CPL.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Washington, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Howland Corners, Ohio

Date of Passing
Sep 05, 1958
 
Location of Interment
Crown Hill Burial Park - Vienna, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Lot 14, section 5, grave 8

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Wound Chevron (1917-1932) WWI Discharge Pin (Wounded) World War I Honorable Discharge Chevron


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Last Known Activity

John William Palette was the son of William Palet and Sarah Ann Parshall. He fought under the US Army in World War I. He was involved in the following Battles/expeditions in France: Somme Def. and Off 3/21 to 4/6/18; Aisne Marneoff 7/18 to 8/6/18; Aisne Off. 9/18 to 9/29/18; Meuse Argonne Off. 10/1 to 11/11/18. He was exposed to mustard gas during this time, and later he struggled with the effects of this drug on his body until his death.

 He married Marie Elizabeth Miller and had 5 sons and 2 daughters. They lived in Trumbull County for most of their lives and settled in Howland Township. He made his living as a steam-fitter and a welder. 

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World War I/Somme Defensive Campaign
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March / 1918
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April / 1918

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Somme Defensive, 21 March - 6 April 1918. The German high command decided to attack on the British-held Somme front in the direction of Amiens. A breakthrough at this point would separate the French from the British, push the latter into a pocket in Flanders, and open the way to the Channel ports.

 The offensive began on 21 March 1918 with three German armies (about 62 divisions in all) in the assault. British defense lines were pierced in rapid succession. By 26 March Amiens was seriously threatened, and on the following day a gap was created between the French and British armies. But the Germans lacked reserves to exploit their initial phenomenal successes, and the Allies moved in enough reserves to bring the offensive to a halt by 6 April. The Germans had advanced up to 40 miles, had captured 1,500 square miles of ground and 70,000 prisoners, and had inflicted some 200,000 casualties. They had failed, however, to achieve any or their strategic objectives; destruction of the British, disruption of Allied lateral communicational and capture of Amiens.

On 25 March 1918, at the height at the German drive, Pershing placed the four American divisions at that time ready for combat at the disposal of the French. But only a few American units were engaged. They included the 6th, 12th, and 14th Engineers and the 17th, 22d, and 148th Aero Squadrons, a total of about 2200 men.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
March / 1918
To Month/Year
April / 1918
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  39 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Bernard, Louis, CPL, (1917-1919)
  • Duke, Florimond Joseph D, COL, (1917-1963)
  • Goodwillie, Herrick Ross, 1LT, (1917-1919)
  • Hedrick, John Jackson, CPT, (1917-1946)
  • Hunt, Irvin Leland, COL, (1895-1933)
  • Lewis, Arthur, Pvt, (1918-1919)
  • Lewis, Edward Mann, MG, (1881-1928)
  • Porter, Kenneth Lee, 1LT, (1917-1919)
  • Stubby, A. E. F., Sgt, (1917-1919)
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