Walbron Honors

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Walbron Honors - v - War Honors toAmericans Cause Their...
v - War Honors toAmericans Cause Their Countrymen to Rejoice i Ivan Nock of Baltimore Kept His Word and Killed Five Boches Before He Wasl Wounded Other Examples of Vcdors Bpeclal Cable to The Washington Post Paris July 22 Americans in Parte are Jubilant over the honors conferred upon their countrymen fighting for the allies onth battlefield andjn the alri ine latest trioute to arouse tne enthusiasm enthusiasm ot the American colony has Just been paid in the Court pf Honor of the Invalldes wnere Gen Nl ex - decorateddecorated decorateddecorated several American soldiers Ernest Walbron an American volunteer volunteer of Paterson N J received the coveted English military medaL He cam to Franco with his brother Andrew in August 19 14 He fought In the Artois at Verdun and on the Somme He was attached as guide and interpreter to an English regiment in August 1916 and was ordered to lead Britlshtroop3 on the old line French trenches near Comblea for an attack While waiting In the darknsss the troops came ttoder heavy fire and a shell splinter lodged In Walbrons knee The English officers advised him to go to a hospital at once but the American American refused He remained with the British British during the night march and fainted when the trenches Were reached Gangrene Gangrene set in and his right leg had to be amputated He had already received the Medaille Milltaire and the Crblx de Guerre Andrew Walbrun holds the Croix de Guerre and has been mentioned In two citations He Is still a corporal in the trenches Other Americans who were decorated at Chalons - sur - Marne were Christopher Charles of BrqoklynN T Guy Augus - tlnU of San Francisco Arthur Barry of Boston Mass and Jvan Nock of Baltimore Baltimore The tatters citation quoted hhn as saying I will not leave the battlefield till I have killed my sixth boche When wounded after killing his fifth he kept his word t James J Hall member of the Lafayette Lafayette air squadron erroneously reporjd killed is now a patient In the Anierl - can ambulance corps at Neullly - e waa struck by a bullet that plercedi shoulder but missed his lung by fa fraction of an inch while outnumbered in an air battle with seven Prussian aeroplanes He is front Boston aadn - llsted in the early days of the war Mr Hall is known as an author Kitcheners Mob being among his works

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 23 Jul 1917, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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  • Walbron Honors

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