Friday, October 12, 2018
PVT Walter Clay Beasley
After entering the Army, Walter was assigned to M Company 116th Infantry. He and the unit sailed for France aboard the USS Finland on 15 Jun 1918. The unit trained for trench warfare and was put into a "quiet" sector. On 8 Oct 1918 the Regiment was part of a "push" in the Verdun area. PVT Beasley was killed in action on 12 Oct 1918.
PVT Beasley was repatriated and re-interred in Beasley Field in Hertford County, North Carolina.
Brother, William Freeman Beasley, served as a PVT in 19th Company 156th Depot Brigade during the war.