The Auburn Military
Records Project

Auburn, Mass.

World War I


ABELSON. Maurice B.
Battery B, 12th Field Artillery
[from: General Orders #88, Headquarters, 2nd Division]

(He) superintended the installation of telephone communication between batallion P.C. and Executive Post, under heavy hostile fire. Staunchly stood his post at the Executive Post under galling enfillade fire. This in the St. Mihiel operations: September 12, 1918."

FLEURY, Roger jr. Company I, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division
[from: Worcester Telegram, 11 Sept. 1918]

"Mrs Roger Fleury, Sr., of Auburn Street has received a letter from her son, Corp. Roger Fleury, who is now in a base hospital in France. He was with the 23rd Infantry and was wounded in June during an attack near Chateau Thierry. His letter in part reads as follows:- "Dear Mother: I am just writing to tell you how I am getting along. My leg is getting along fine and I hope to be out of the hospital soon. My captain was wounded in the same fight that I was in. We got the Germans on the run and hope to keep them going. Have you heard if any of the B Battery boys have been killed yet? I haven't seen any of the boys for a long while. I was on the Front Line last March and did not get away from there until Iwas wounded. How is everything in Stoneville? I guess there are not many othe boys left since I hear they are going to draft all from 18 to 35 years of age. Well, I think they do not need to. Mother, tell alice and Martin that I am well and that I will be home soon to eat some of Alice's home-made candy. Your loving Son, Roger I. Fleury, I Co., 2nd U.S. Infantry, A.E.F., France."