Sgt. Henry Nicholas Gunther, last American casualty in WWI
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MEUSE-ARGONNE, France - World War I United States Army Soldier. He is believed to be the last man killed in World War I. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, into a family of German descent, he was employed at a local bank when America entered the war in April 1917. Five months later he was inducted into the United States Army and appointed a supply Sergeant in Company A, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division of the American Expeditionary Forces. According to most sources Gunther died at 10:59 a.m., one minute before the Armistice, and General Pershing recorded him as the last American combat fatality in the conflict; it was subsequently established that the final French and UK Commonwealth deaths occurred minutes before Gunther's. (SOURCE: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 04 September 2018), memorial page for SGT Henry Nicholas Gunther (5 Jun 1895–11 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16204809, citing Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave)


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