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Austin, James B. (First World War death notification and papers)
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This collection contains correspondence and papers relating to Capt. James B. Austin, AEF, during the First World War.
Captain James B. Austin, American Expeditionary Forces (1915 - 10/10/1918) lived in Omaha, Nebraska and worked as a manager for the US Light and Heat Corporation's railway sales division when he entered the officer's training camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois on August 27, 1917. He became a first lieutenant and was promoted to captain February 16, 1918 while oversees. He was deployed to France and served with the 38th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division. In October, he was leading a charge against German machine gun nests near Cierges, France and was wounded in the stomach. He died in the hospital on October 10, 1918 and an account of his time wounded is given in a letter from his nurse to his widow, E.C. Austin. For his bravery he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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