Farnam, Marshall R


Grand Forks County (North Dakota) in the World War (World War I), The Page Printerie Inc, Grand Forks, North Dakota, approx 1920

Marshall R Farnam

Corporal "D" Co., 164th Infantry, 41st (Sunset) Division; son of Robert E Farnam of Inkster ND., and born at Cornland, Illinois, on April 1, 1893; entered service August 5, 1917 and assigned to "D" Co., 1st ND Infantry, National Guard, later became 164th Infantry, 41st Division; trained at Camps Green, Mills and Merritt; overseas in December, 1917 and transferred to 1st Division after arrival in France; saw active combat service at Cantigny and Soissons; wounded on Feb 8, 1918 by shrapnel fragment in knee; gassed and wounded a second time July 24, 1918, this time a serious chest wound; returned to US on hospital ship and placed in military hospital at Camp Dodge, Iowa. His chest wound failed to heal properly and he was later stricken with pneumonia and died at Camp Dodge, April 23, 1919. Corporal Farnam was one of two brothers who gave their lives in the service..

See Eugene A Farnam's record in this database, his brother, who died in the Vosges section 1918..

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