|courtesy of Marijke Taffein|
William was likely drafted in 1917. PVT Bauer was assigned to K Company 116th Infantry and trained with the unit at Camp McClellan, Alabama. He then shipped out for France with the unit aboard the USS Finland which departed Hoboken, New Jersey in the middle of June 1918. PVT Bauer was killed in action on 15 Oct 1918.
PVT Bauer rests forever in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.
Older brother, George Philip Bauer, served in C Company 336th MG Battalion.