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I am researching a Soldier names Stack who enlisted from Connecticut. His first name is John. Anything you can add would be most welcome.

Here is all I have on him. I think the information from the American Battle Monuments is incorrect and that he enlisted in New York.Thanking you all most kindly in advance.

Kind regards.

Tom.

Private, U.S. Army

111th Machine Gun Battalion, 29th Division

Entered the Service from: Connecticut

Died: October 10, 1918

Buried at: Plot C Row 39 Grave 9

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Romagne, France

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There are a number of Ancestry trees for this man

http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/19249734/person/781432043?ssrc=

John Henry Stack

b1880

d 10 Oct 1918 but they have USA

He looks like your man, youneed a bit more research to make sure

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Thank you gentlemen, I knew you were the ones to save me. I am looking at all the links you posted, many thanks for all your help.

Kindest regards and thanks again.

Tom.

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in the list of men in the 29th Division, he's listed as D Company, 111th Machine Gun Battalion

http://www.distantcousin.com/military/wwi/units/usa/29thdivision/Pages.asp?Page=472

 

Major (later Lt Col) Millard Tydings has little info re Stack (he wasn't with the 111th at Verdun)

http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/wwi/viewpage_machinegunners.php?realpage=425&display=082

 

Plummer Evans of D Company who was killed on the 11th October (and awarded a DSC) is listed at Verdun

 

http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/wwi/viewpage_machinegunners.php?realpage=420&display=081

 

This document has a writeup of the work of the 29th Division on 10th October 1918. Indicates that 111th fired a huge amount of ammunition but none of its personnel were killed on the day

http://www.marines.mil/news/publications/Documents/FMFRP%2012-2%20%20Infantry%20in%20Battle_1.pdf

So don't think Stack was KIA on the 10th Oct.

 

American Soldiers of World War I volume 1 lists a John Stack from Hartford which ties in with

http://www.genealogybuff.com/misc/ww1/il-ww1-ago-casualties46.htm

 

Gravestone has Connecticut

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=55966939&PIpi=31022550

 

A John J Stack from New York appears in vol2. Looks like he was KIA but earlier in the conflict

http://www.genealogybuff.com/misc/ww1/il-ww1-ago-casualties163.htm

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Thank you Johnnie, what a mighty bit of research. I think there is a bit of a Sherlock Holmes about you, well done and thank you.

Kind regards.

Tom.

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  • 2 months later...

John Stack

#367,631 White

82 Walnut St.

Hartford Conn

Inducted NA (National Army) Hartford Conn May 1/18 Born Skehenerin Ireland. 31 4/12 years.

Co D 111 Machine Gun Battalion till Death. Pvt. Died Bas Hospital 46 France.

AEF June 15/18 till death. Died Bronchio-pneumonia Oct 10/18. Notified Thomas Stack, brother

82 Walnut St. Hartford Conn.

This is from Service Rcords Connecticut World War I 1917-1920 Volume II.

Hope this helps,

Neil

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Neil and John, yet again you have come to my aid. many thanks for this information and all your help.

Kind regards.

Tom.

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