Jones, Rupert, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
128-Multilith or Multigraph Operator
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1918-1919, 128, 34th Signal Company, 34th Infantry Division
Service Years
1918 - 1919
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant


Five Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1895
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Dilworth

Date of Passing
Not Specified
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

World War I Victory Button Army Honorable Service Lapel Pin (1920-1939) World War I Honorable Discharge Chevron


 Unofficial Badges 

Signal Shoulder Cord Warriors Medal Of Valor Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran






 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Discharged from U.S. Army, Jul 26, 1919, Camp Pike, AR;
   
Other Comments:
Name: Jones, Rupert
Rank: Sergeant
Home of Record: Dilworth, OK
DOB: Feb 1, 1895
POB: Staffordville, KS
NOK: Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Jones, Dilworth, OK
DOE: Active Duty: Jan 18, 1918
POE: Active Duty: Ft. Leavenworth, KS
DOS: Active Duty: Jul 26, 1919
POS: Active Duty: Camp Pike, AR
Remarks: With Signal Corps, 2nd Depot Battalion; transferred to 34th Service Company (?34th Division??); thirteen months at Tours, France when armistice was signed.
Source: "Honor Roll and Service Record, Kay Co, OK, p. 61" published by Blackwell Job Printing Company, Blackwell, OK, in 1920.
   


World War I/Somme Defensive Campaign
From Month/Year
March / 1918
To Month/Year
April / 1918

Description
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
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  37 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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