Looking for WWI info, 80th Div.

Looking for WWI info, 80th Div.

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    Looking for WWI info, 80th Div.

    I found some basic info about them but was wondering if there was more out there.

    Recently took my boys to see some of their ancestors' graves and noticed my Grandfather's headstone has the following inscription: "MED DET 318 INF 80 DIV WORLD WAR I"

    I never met the man, who died several years before I was born.

    I found that the division was formed of conscripts in 1917 and took part in several battles (Somme, Argonne), then were relieved and held in reserve 6 days before the armistice. But I can't find any particulars on the 318th Infantry or the Medical Detachment.

    Any info will be appreciated.
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    You've probably already found these, but just in case:

    318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, AEF

    80th Infantry Division In World War One


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


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    Since they were formed at what is now Ft Lee, you may be able to contact the Public Affairs Office and get more information. If they don't have it, they should be able to put you in contact with the Post Historian.

    FORT LEE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
    1321 Battle Drive
    Fort Lee , VA 23801-1521
    Phone: 804-734-7451
    Fax: 804-734-7488

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