Army Badge
  • Name: James Albert Rahier
  • Location of Birth: Annandale, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 11, 1895
  • Date of Death: July 2, 1960
  • Parents: Robert Rahier & Katherine "Kate" (Guthrie) Rahier
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 1, 1918
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: April 26, 1919
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  • Military Highlights:
    World War I Registration Card
    Name: James Albert Rahier
    Age: 22
    Home address: Effie, Minnesota
    Date of birth: February 11, 1895
    Citizenship: Natural born citizen
    Place of birth: Cushion, Minnesota
    If not a citizen, what country: -----
    Present occupation: Common laborer
    By whom employed: Olie Mathews
    Where employed: Effie, Minnesota
    Dependents to support: None
    Marital status: Single
    Race: Caucasion
    Prior military service: None
    Claim exception from draft: Yes, on account weak eyes
    Tall, medium, or short: medium
    Slender, medium or stout: -----
    Color of eyes: Gray
    Color of hair: Black
    Bald: No
    Disability: No
    Date of registration: June 5, 1917
    Place of registration: Fairview Precinct, Itasca County, Minnesota

    James Rahier served in Co. B, 316 Engineers during World War I

    James A. Rahier departed August 26, 1918 from New York on board "Khyber" ship destined for France. He then departed St. Nazaire, France on April 6, 1919 on board "Calamares" ship and arrived in Brooklyn, New York on April 16, 1919.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    James Rahier was a longtime Effie resident. He was a member of the Effie Legion Post.

    James died in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is buried in Bigfork Cemetery, Bigfork, Minnesota. He is survived by a son, Gerald; two grandchildren; a brother, Mike; and three sisters, Edith Knutson, Agnes McAllister, and Fern Reiners.

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