Posts Tagged ‘world war i’
I tried to find out more information about PFC McClintock, but almost everything you can find online for the 83rd Division is about their World War II service. The one consistent piece of information I discovered was that most of the soldiers were from Ohio. Perhaps in a few years when more resources go online, I’ll be able to learn more about this soldier.
The second item in Trinity College’s Long Room that I thought deserved a place on this blog is certainly a different kind of memorial than I usually encounter. A copy of one volume of Ireland’s Memorial Records 1914-1918 was on display. This book lists over 49,000 Irishmen who died in World War I: name, birthplace, rank, unit, cause of death, and place of death.
Posted in Dead Men Do Tell Tales, tagged cause of death, cleveland, lake view cemetery, occupation, ohio, soldier, tombstone tales, veteran, wordless wednesday, world war i, wwi on February 20, 2013| 1 Comment »
Captain Burt E. Skeel died while representing the Army Air Service in the International Air Race at Wilbur Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. He crashed in front of spectators when the wings came off his plane. A native of East Cleveland, Ohio, Skeel had served in World War I, starting in the infantry and then transferring to the Air Service, where he remained as a pilot after the war.
Posted in Dead Men Do Tell Tales, tagged cause of death, fostoria, fountain cemetery, history, occupation, ohio, soldier, tombstone tales, veteran, wordless wednesday, world war i, wwi on August 3, 2011| Leave a Comment »