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Alfred Terry Beach, World War I soldier

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Corporal Alfred Terry Beach, Co. F. 353d. inf. 89th division, A.E.F. was born in Clay Co. Kansas on the 6th day of Jan. 1889, and was killed in battle in the Argonne Meuse Sector in France on Nov 1st 1918.


Corporal Beach was called to the colors on April 26, 1918, leaving his home at Manchester Dickinson County Ks and recieving a short period of training at Camp Funston, his division sailed, landing in Liverpool June 16-1918. 


On Sept 12th he went over the top in the St Mihel drive, Later his troops being transferred to the Argonne, Meuese sector he again went over the top which resulted in his death Nov 1st 1918.  His death was caused by a shell explosion.


Corporal Beach was the son of John J. Beach, who died Oct 18th 1918, and Mary (Swartwood) Beach, who is at present living with her two suririving sons, at Egnar Colorado.


The draft which called corporal Beach to the colors included his two brothers - one of which was


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exempted, on account the fathers failing health and the familys dependency upon the sons.


The younger brother Joseph Raymond Beach was also in the 89th div. Co. F. 353d inf. A.E.F. being in the same engagements as his older brother and who became a member of the army of occupation following the signing of the Armistice - being returned to this country and discharged from service June 1st 1919.


Corporal Beach grand father Swartwood and two brothers were veterans of the civil war as were also two brothers of his maternal grand mother.


Grand father Beach had two brothers in the union army.


his Great great grand father Swartwood was a soldier in the Revolutionary war as were some of his ancestors on his Fathers side.


Corporal Beach was a man of exemplary character well thought of in the community in which he lived. Was unmarried and is survived by his mother one sister and two brothers.  His fathers


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death preceeded him only 14 days.


Public funeral services were held in his home town in commemoration of his death and his body sleep in France near the scene of his death.


Additional information.

P.S. Corp. B. Had $10,000 Soldiers Ins.

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