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Second Lieutenant William Munroe Brigham, Jr

Second Lieutenant William Munroe Brigham, Jr

Male 1894 - 1918  (23 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name William Munroe Brigham 
    Title Second Lieutenant 
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 12 Dec 1894  Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Army, WWI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was a student at Norwich University, Northfield VT. There he was the tenor soloist of the collage glee club and a member of the Quartet. In May of 1917 he enlisted in the 1st Reserve Officers Training Camp in Plattsburg NY. He was commissioned 2nd LT of Co. D 104th Inf. 26th Yankee Div. and assigned for overseas duty in World War I. In the second battle of the Marne LT Brigham lead a charge on an enemy machine gun position at Epieds north of Chateau Thierry. He was killed while giving the command "Come on!", He was cited for exceptional gallantry by Gen. Edwards, Commander of the 26th Div. Gen. Pershing, recommended him for the Distinguished Service Cross. In 1942, in Marlborough MA, a plaque honoring him was placed on the lawn between the Baptist Church and West Main Street. 
    William M Brigham KIA.
    William M Brigham KIA.
    Logansport Pharos Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Saturday, August 10, 1918, page 7.
    William Munroe Brigham Service.
    William Munroe Brigham Service.
    U.S. Army roster listing William's name. He has listed his father as his nearest relative.
    Died 23 Jul 1918  Chateau Thierry, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, Fere-en-Tardenois, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie , France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
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    Person ID I1736  Nagel
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2018 

    Father William Munroe Brigham,   b. 23 Jan 1864, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Florence R Eyres,   b. 1866 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Jun 1889  Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart