NameWalter Dominic Farabaugh
BirthOct 1, 1893, Carroll Township, Cambria County, Pa.
DeathOct 4, 1918, Julvecourt, France
BurialSt. Benedict Church Cemetery, Carrolltown, Pa.
FatherJoseph Farabaugh (1854-1947)
MotherAnna Mary Conrad (1859-1906)
Notes for Walter Dominic Farabaugh
Walter Farabaugh was raised in Carroll Township, Cambria County, Pa., and died in WW I. He was a corporal in Company H, 16th Infantry, First Division. He enlisted in May of 1918, arrived in France on July 30th, and was mustard gassed at Julvecourt, France, during the Battle of the Argonne Forest. He died the next day of bronco pneumonia at a hospital in Julvecourt, France. He was awarded the Victory Medal for his service, with a battle clasp for the Meuse-Argonen offensive.

According to his half-brother Cecil, Walter was buried in a French church yard, and his grave was visited by his brother Charley, then stationed in Paris. Father Joe decided to let Walter remain but when the grave had to be relocated, decided to have him brought home. "I remember when the casket was brought to our house. A guard stayed with it all the time. Charley was a soldier [too] and somehow they made a secret investigation to find out if that was him or not -- and I don't know if they found out!"

Charley simply relates that Walter was "[b]uried in French churchyard later returned to US and biried [sic] in Carrolltown Cemetery." At any rate, Walter's remains did arrive in Hoboken, N.J., in July, 1921, and were subsequently interred in Carrolltown, Pa.
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