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Can anybody give me further information on or tell me where to look

Carmichael, James L

Sergeant, USA Machine Gun Battalion 305 Coy. Date of death 1918.

James fell in action in 1918 and was interred in France. However, father wished him buried in his old town

of Burntisland

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Many thanks for information.

Malcolm, what a great site. Pretty sure it is him. Will check out Ellis Island site to see if I can get family going to USA.

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Looks like he was brought back to USA as he is not on ABMC list.

I see you are in Burntisland where the Museum of Communication is. I'm an honourary life member and I recommend their trench phone system - Fuller phone as worth a visit.

Aye

Malcolm

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New York Archives

You can request his summary of service card from the NY Archives for $1.

The 305th Machine gun Battalion was a component of the 77th Metropilitan division, mostly draftees from New York City area.

Neil

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Thanks for information.

Malcolm - not sure about your 1st line. Take it "not" was ommitted. He was buried in Burntisland at father's request. Yes I have been to Museum of Communication and found it very interesting.

Neil - thanks for advice, am pursuing service records.

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John,

If you have any trouble with the NY archives request, let me know and I'll send it in for you.

Neil

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