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Cooper D (S) Wells

War: World War I
Parent/Wife: /Wife
City: Marshfield
Birth Date:
Death Date: 18 Apr 1918
How Died: Dod
Where Died: France
Where Buried:
Rank: Sgt
Branch: Army

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action

Stories

Cooper D. Wells
Sergeant Wells was a U.S. resident living in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. According to the 'Marshfield Times', he was a very popular young man who played in the 127th infantry band. Cooper Wells was a much loved man. He was married to his wife on December 19th, 1917, in Oshkosh.

He lived in the U.S. until February 18th, when he and the others in his unit were deployed to France. He was a sergeant in the Ordinance Corps of the 32nd automobile shop.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wells. His mother died when he was a young boy. He then stayed with his father until his father passed way.

He then lived with his grandmother and graduated from the industrial department of the Oshkosh Normal School. He enlisted in the service of the United States Army in 1917. He went into the service as a member of the second regiment band, but at Waco, TX, he was transferred to the ordinance Unit.

On April 18th, 1918, a telegram was sent to Well's wife, Miss Alfreda Strassburger, announcing that he died. Although there is no mention of what battle he had fought in, he did not die in war, but of meningitis. He was a brave soldier, who not only went to fight for himself, but for his entire country.

Miranda Paul, Student
East Junior High, Wisconsin Rapids

 


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