Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cook George Washington Webster

courtesy of Marlin Diehl
Cook George Washington Webster was born 3 Feb 1890 near Rockingham County, Virginia to Joseph Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Faught) Webster.  His mother died just 5 years later, soon after giving birth to her 3rd son. In 1900, at age 10, George is recorded as working for Peter S. Hartman as farm labor.

After entering the Army, George was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company 116th Infantry. He likely trained with the unit at Camp McClellan and Anniston, Alabama and then sailed with that same unit to France aboard the USS Finland. Arriving in France in June 1918, George was killed in action on 23 Oct 1918 by the same artillery shell that killed Musician Austin Herman Hersh.

Cook Webster was repatriated and now rests forever in the Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, Virginia.

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