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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:20 PM

Found a bunch of Americans who served in foregien armies, in this book I got, Upon Other Fields On Other Days, a book on College Football War Dead/Wounded and other Causalities.

 

First up is John Prentiss Poe,from from the famous Poe family, served in the Spanish American War, then he became a mercenary, joining the English in 1914, KIA in one of the Battalions of the Black Watch in France at Loos 1915.

 

Johnnie_Poe,_Princeton.jpg

 

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Johnny_Poe

 

 



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:28 PM

Florence J. H. Price, a Brown University standout, class of  06. KIA Canadian Army, 5th Battalion Royal Highlanders of Canada.

 

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http://library.brown.../stories/floss/

 

http://www.blackwatc...a-brief-history


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:50 PM

Dillyn P.Starr, not much on him other than he was a one time quarterback for Harvard, crossed the Atlantic, and joined the English, was KIA as a Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards.



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:03 PM

John Percy Pringle  Macalester College 08. Pringle was KIA in France as Lietenant in the Canadian Army unit unknown.

 

See page 21 of this PDF

 

https://www.macalest...t_1918_1919.pdf

 

His name on the World War plaque at Macalester.

 

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:14 PM

A Thomas Niven a football player, Stevens Institute, no other info other than Canadian Army, KIA at Passchendaele with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:52 AM

Arthur Bluethenthal, Princeton Elevens 1911-12. French Air Service KIA June 1918.

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https://en.wikipedia...ur_Bluethenthal

 

 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:03 AM

David Endicott Putnam Havard, he flew with the French Air Service before transferring over to the USAAS

 

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https://en.wikipedia...Endicott_Putnam

 



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:23 AM

George Marter Crawford, Lehigh, Crawford's an interesting one, a USAAS piolt, he's shot down near St Mihiel and listed as MIA, turns out he was captured, after his release he then goes to the newly reestablished Poland and fly's with the Kościuszko's Squadron.

 

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Crawford in the new Polish air Force, front row second from the left.

https://en.wikipedia...szko's_Squadron

 

Here's his Polish page.

 

http://www.bequickor...rge_marter.html

 

 

 



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:55 PM

Here's another from the book, does he count? Robert Merriman? Sure why not, an American in an foreign army, he played football at Nevada.

 

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https://en.wikipedia...t_Hale_Merriman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:39 PM

A Richard Ely, a University of Virginia Gridiron Standout, Royal Canadian Engineers, in his listing in the book says he was KIA during the first days of the Battle of Britain July 1940, so since he wasn't in the RAF or the RCAF, I think he was killed a Luftwaffe air attack of his camp during the Battle of Britain.

 

http://www.canadaatw...er-richard-ely/

 

Here he is as Richard J Ely, got his Letter in 1936.

 

http://www.virginias...terwinners.html



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:05 PM

Henry L. Hornberger, played football for Wagner College The Royal Canadian Regiment, died in England July 1941, I imagine from Other Causes

 

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http://www.veterans..../detail/2667128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:31 PM

John Higginbotham, Princeton 38 elevens. Higginbotham flew with RAF No 133 Squadron, and was  killed on November 25 1940 in a mid air collision of his Spitfire and another over London.

 

https://books.google...ootball&f=false



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:53 PM

A Herbert W. Hainey Universty of Portland (40 )Royal Canadian Air Force is listed, says shot down over the Channel Oct 1942, but can't find no info at all of him.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:07 PM

George King Williams, played football for Georgia Military Academy or is it Georgia Military College? Any how G W Williams was a Lance Corporal in the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and was KIA in the Battle of Ortona December 1943.

 

http://www.veterans..../detail/2205474


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