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Joseph Patrick Finn, killed in action September 29, 1918

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#1 I Hate Moths

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

A letter from John M. Morin House of Representatives, to my great grand father John F O'Toole confirming the death of his nephew, Joseph Patrick Finn, Company C. 320th Infantry.

 

December 13, 1918

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The letter from Adjutant General P. C. Harris to John M. Morin.

 

December 11, 1918

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I am looking for info on Private Finn. Please post what you have.



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:03 PM

The 320th Infantry was in the 80th Division in the Great War.

 

The Blue Ridge Mountains Division.

 

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A great site on the Great War period 80th Division.

 

http://www.thetroubleshooters.com/ww1/


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 07:47 PM

The 320th Infantry was in the 80th Division in the Great War.

 

The Blue Ridge Mountains Division.

 

A great site on the Great War period 80th Division.

 

http://www.thetroubleshooters.com/ww1/

Thank you Patches!

 

 I bought this panorama of the 320th infantry, and only recently realized the connection to these letters that i have had for a very long time.

 

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I am anxious to learn more.
 



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:49 PM

PVT FINN Joseph Patrick, ASN 1829187, Coy C, 1st Bn, 320th Infantry. He's buried at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA. The 320th recruited their men from Pittsburgh.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:51 PM

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:53 PM

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:07 PM

Transport Passenger List. Departed from Norfolk, VA, May18th, arrived 9.A.M., 31th May, in the harbor of St. Nazaire, France.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:24 PM

The 320th IR saw action in the Somme Offensive of August 1918. The where attached to the Welch Guards for Training. They also turned over their US Gas Mask's, Rifles and other Equipment to British one. That's only one reason you'll find so many British Brodie MK I Helmets with painted 80th Div./320th Unit Insignias. By end of August the Division was moved to the St. Mihiel area. The 320th was held in Corps Reserve. Afterwards they moved to the Béthincourt Area, Meuse-Argonne, near the famous Mort-Homme and Hill 304 (both French Battlefields from the 1916 Battles). During the First Phase of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive they attacked direction north and where relieved by troops of the 33rd Division by the night of Sep. 28th. The Regiment was held in Reserve in an old german trench system south of Cuisy. German and Austrian Artillery shelled these positions all day long.



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

Good stuff 80thdiv, wasn't aware the 80th Division was up for any amount of time in the British sector, always knew the 27th and 30th Divisions were, but not the 80th. Also interesting to know that this presumably "Southern" Division took in draftees from so far up as Pittsburgh.



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:15 PM

Good stuff 80thdiv, wasn't aware the 80th Division was up for any amount of time in the British sector, always knew the 27th and 30th Divisions were, but not the 80th. Also interesting to know that this presumably "Southern" Division took in draftees from so far up as Pittsburgh.

 

The 159th Infantry Brigade composed of the 317th, 318th Infantry Regiments and the 313th M.G. Bn. The 317th Infantry included men from Piedmont and Western Virginia Area. 318th Infantry from the Shenandoah and Tidewater Areas. The 313th Machine Gun Bn. men from the Erie Area.

 

The 160th Infantry Brigade composed of the 319th and 320th Infantry Regiments and the 315th M.G. Bn. The 319th included men from the Erie, Allegheny and Eastern Ohio Area. The 320th men were mostly from Pittsburgh. The 315th Machine Gun Bn. was drafted from the Pittsburgh and Erie Area.

 

The 155th Field Artillery Brigade (313th, 314th, 315th Field Artillery) were drafted with men from WV.

 

Serving within the divisional troops were the 305th Engineer Regiment with men from east and north of Pittsburgh, the 314th Machine Gun Bn., with men from the Tidewater area. Divisional Trains (305th Ammo, Motor-Supply, Engineer, Sanitary) were drafted with men from Western PA, WV and VA.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:35 PM

Thank you "80thdivcollector" for all the info.




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