Attached to British Forces

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I found some American soldiers on Find a grave who were attached to British Forces and buried in France and Belgium ..... does anybody know how I can find out about them ?

    Annie :)
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Not really who I was looking for ... but I couldn't resist this brave young soldier ...

    SERGT. BEATTIE CITED - Brooklyn Boy Is Named In Special Order - Died Aiding Comrades.

    NY Times March 6, 1919, Thursday Page 8

    Sergeant Joseph Walter Beattie, who was killed in the battle of Vierstaat Ridge, in France, received the award for meritorious service, it was learned yesterday by his mother, Mrs. Walter Beattie

    Joseph W. Beattie
    Sergeant, U.S. Army
    106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division

    Entered the Service from: New York
    Died: September 1, 1918
    Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
    Tablets of the Missing at Flanders Field American Cemetery
    Waregem, Belgium
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Funnily enough ... here's another Beattie ....

    Beattie, David Stanley - Sgt. (Intelligence) 105th Inf Headquarters 27th Div France - killed in action in Flanders, France, Aug 31 1918.


    BEATTIE David Stanley
    Sergeant 1202774 27 Div 105th Infantry
    KIA 31.08.18
    Age 20
    Plot 32 Row C Grave 14

    During this time the 105th Infantry Regiment had the honor of being the first American Regiment to hold a sector of the line in Belgium. The first prisoners and the first German machineguns captured during the war by elements of the 27th Infantry Division were by the 105th Infantry. The soldiers to be killed in the Division was from the 105th as was the first Divisional soldier to be decorated for bravery. During World War I the Regiment suffered 310 soldiers killed in action and 1191 soldiers wounded. Two Regimental soldiers, SGT Bradford Turner of Company M and SGT Reiler Waaler of Company A were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for Bravery.
  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

  5. Geert De Backer

    Geert De Backer New Member

    Hello Annie, This is the US Sgt. Joseph W Beattie who I've adopted. He lies at the Flanders Field American Cemetery. As from now, it's my duty to remember him and his story. Please take contact on I search for more information about Joseph and his family. I hope to find some relatives of him and make contact. Many thanks for your reaction. Geert

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