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Harris, Arthur Franklin, Jr. (P1, C2 L13)

First Lieutenant Arthur Franklin Harris Jr., 26, of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, died of accidental injuries on 6 August 1918 while serving in France. Harris joined the Kentucky National Guard’s Company D, 1st Battalion, 1st Kentucky Infantry in April 1914 at the age of 24. Harris served on the Mexican border from September 1916 to March 1917. He served as a mechanic and Supply Sergeant until he accepted a commission in November 1917. During his active duty he served with the 341st Machine Gun Battalion and was stationed at Camp Funston, Kansas and Camp Mills, New York before going overseas with the American Expeditionary Force in June 1918. He died just a month later in August 1918 at Base Hospital 18 due to accidental injuries. He was buried at Cemetery #6 at Bazoilles-sur-Meuse Vosges, France. Harris was re-interred at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville in May 1921 and is now buried in section 28, Lot 135-SW1/2 grave.

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