Military Service Details
6 Co 157 Dep Brigade to July 12, 1918; Co D 314 Labor Battalion to death. Served as private overseas July 26, 1918 until death. Died of pneumonia October 24, 1918. Posthumously awarded the French Certificate of Honor.
Porter at Typewriter Company; Laborer.
In 1919, the Georgia Memorial Commission held a memorial service for Georgia soldiers who died during World War I. A “special provision” was made to allow the relatives of African American soldiers to sit on the main floor of the auditorium. He is listed among the soldiers of the “fallen heroes of Fulton County” monument at Pershing Point erected by the War Mothers Association in 1920. He is also listed in Soldiers of the Great War.
Next of Kin
Mother Nettie Doster Wimby, Sister Juliette Wimby Butler.
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