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Hargraves, George M. (P1, C2 L12)

Private George M. Hargraves, 20, of Jefferson County, Kentucky, died of Pneumonia on 17 February 1917 while serving with Company G of the 1st Kentucky Infantry on active duty during Mexican Border Service at Fort Bliss, Texas. He enlisted 23 June 1916 and listed his occupation as box maker. He was a native of Kansas City, Missouri but had moved to Louisville when he joined the Kentucky National Guard. It is believed that his mother was a native of Edmonton County, Kentucky and was living there when he was buried at the Good Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.

    Four Army Funeral Monday; 3 Guardsmen and 1 Regular

    Four Military funeral were held Monday from the parlors of the J. W. Peak undertaking company on Texas street.

    El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas February 20, 1917

    The body of Pvt. George Hargraves, aged 20 years, of company G, First Kentucky infantry, was shipped Monday afternoon to Mammoth Cave, Ky., for burial.

The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund, Inc., is a recognized 501(c)(3). EIN 26-3705273

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