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Pfc. Talmage Edward Dawson (1894-1974) U.S. Army in France in WWI
« on: Friday 10 February 17 14:06 GMT (UK) »
 PFC Talmage Edward Dawson, b. Oct 9, 1894 in Topeka, Kansas, d. May 1 1974, in Northbrook, Illinois.
  Registered for the Draft for WW1 in Crawford County, Kansas, on June 5 1917. Served in the U.S. Army in WW1 on the West Front in France. Enlisted in the U.S. Army in May 28 1918 and was Honorably discharged on Jun 8 1919. Served in HQ's Co, 351st Inf Reg, 176th inf Brgd, 88th Infantry Division. Talmage name appears on a roster of the 88th Infantry Division. Saw action in Haute Alsace Sector. His regiment was attacked at Schonholz Woods at night (during Fog). Entitled to wear a gold war service decoration. Margaret Jane Swartz (1914-1997) said he suffered from ’shell- shock.’ Talmage E Dawson was buried in Archer Woods Cemetery in Willow Springs, Illinois, on May 3 1974. He died on May 1 1974. The funeral home was Hanekamp Funeral Home in Glenview, Illinois. Also, Talmage’ middle name was confirmed as Edward by a 1942 WWII Draft Registration.
  There is a family yarn passed down by Margaret Jane Swartz that Talmage fought in Russia sometime in 1919-1920. This tale has never been verified.

Letter 1 from Talmage E Dawson
http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/wwi/viewpage_talmagedawson.php?realpage=5&display=talmagedawson-1

Letter 2 from Talmage E Dawson
http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/wwi/viewpage_talmagedawson.php?realpage=10&display=talmagedawson-2

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Re: Pfc. Talmage Edward Dawson (1894-1974) U.S. Army in France in WWI
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 February 17 20:20 GMT (UK) »
There were over 10,000 US soldiers involved as part of the International Force serving in Russia in 1919.The 88 Div. were part of that so not a yarn.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Pfc. Talmage Edward Dawson (1894-1974) U.S. Army in France in WWI
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 February 17 18:09 GMT (UK) »
OK I eventually found the link to the 88 Div. stating they were in Russia but I also found the 351st. Inf. Regt. C.O's memoirs which makes no mention of service in Russia.
I think you would have to go with what their C.O. says.
These things are sent to try us.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Pfc. Talmage Edward Dawson (1894-1974) U.S. Army in France in WWI
« Reply #4 on: Monday 28 May 18 20:39 BST (UK) »
Talmage Edward Dawson appears to have been living at 1843 Mintwood Place NW in Washington D.C. in 1942. This is relatively close to the Thai Consulate as mentioned in family accounts about Talmage. Also, in the 1930 Census he is mentioned as a Veteran and the conflict is mentioned as 'WW' or World War. This is a third proof that Talmage is a WWI Veteran along with his WWI Kansas Bounty Claim Record and his name being mentioned in the 88th Division book. Also, Talmage is mentioned as a Linotype Operator. In the 1942 draft registration, his birthplace is mentioned as Topeka, Kansas. Also , in the 1930 Census, Sadie Dawson is mentioned as a Stenographer.