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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1917

Vol. VI

(Born Minn.)

Francis E. Dougherty

(Ap'd Minn.)


(Francis Eugene Dougherty, Born Aug. 20, 1895, Fergus Falls, MN.)​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1913, to April 20, 1917, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry.

First Lieut., 4th Infantry, May 15, 1917.

Served: At Mobilization Camp, Gettysburg, Pa., June 12 to

(Captain, Temporary, 4th Infantry, Aug. 5, 1917)

Oct. 19, 1917; (on mustering duty with National Guard of Pennsylvania, July 13 to 29); at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, student officer at Infantry School of Arms, Oct. 25 to Nov. 24; at Camp Greene, N. C., Nov. 28 to Dec. 11; at Camp Stuart, Newport News, Va., Dec. 11, 1917, to April 6, 1918; en route to France to April 15; in 3rd Division Training Area, April 22 to May 30; participated in Aisne Defensive, May 30 to June 5; in Château Thierry Sector to July 15; in Champagne-Marne Defensive, July 15 to 18; in Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18 to 30; in rest billets to Sept. 4; en route to St. Mihiel to Sept. 12; in St. Mihiel Offensive, Sept. 12 to 16; in Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sept. 26 to Oct. 15, 1918, when while in command of Battalion advancing in attack he was struck by a shell and

Killed in Action, Oct. 15, 1918: Aged 23.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1919.

Buried, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery,
Romagne-sous‑Montfaucon (Meuse), France.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Dougherty's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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