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Marco
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Hello,

Spoted the grave below in Brest (France) communal cemetery. Can anyone provide additional information?

TIA!

Regards,

Marco

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Brest was the location of a MTC construction park, where newly arrived trucks would be assembled and serviced before allocation and despatch. Interestingly, our FWD was assembled at Brest just after the armistice. Who knows, maybe Freeman Squires worked on it.

Tim (too)

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You can find out more about him here: http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/...il.aspx?Id=2740

Freeman G. Squires was born June 12, 1890 in Grove, West Virginia, son of Virgil and Eliza Squires. He was one of eight children and was a chauffeur in Salem, West Virginia before the war. He had brown hair and brown eyes.

He was in the 310th Repair Unit of the Motor Transport Corps, which was created in Sept. 1918 as an extension of the Quartermaster Corps.

He died on Nov. 21, 1918 of pneumonia at age 28.

His name is on the West Virginia Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the capitol building in Charlestown, West Virginia along with the names of 10,000 other West Virginians who were killed in 20th Century wars.

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