203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Private Melvin A. Barr

Private Melvin A. Barr was born on May 4, 1892 in Waverly, IA and died July 3, 1918 in Chateau Thierry, France.

Melvin A. Barr entered the United States Army on , in , served during the World War I era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on July 4, 1918 in Chateau Thierry, France.

Melvin A. Barr is buried at Harlington in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at Addition B, Lot 176, Grave 6

  • Wounded in Action: Yes
  • Died in Service: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

“Died from wounds within 24 hours after battle. Buried in France. Body returned to Waverly in 1921 He enlisted at Chicago, Ill as the family was living there at that time. Wounded at battle of Chateau Thierry, and died the following day. His parents both died at Chic. the same year Melvin died. The father spelled the name Bahe but everyone knew the name BArr and the rest of the family usually spelled it as such

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