Army Badge
  • Name: John B. Waldron
  • Location of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 24, 1896
  • Date of Death: September 16, 1918
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    John's registration card indicates that he was 21 years old when he registered for the service. His trade was a farmer, he was self-employed at his house. He was married and his place of residence was Craigville, Minnesota. He was Caucasian, was of medium height, medium build, had blue eyes, and his hair color was light brown.

    John served in the Minnesota 357th Infantry, 90th Division during World War I.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    News article from November 2, 1918 edition of the Itasca County Independent newspaper:
    Note: there is a discrepancy in the middle initial.

    "John R. Waldron makes Supreme Sacrifice"

    "John R. Waldron of Craigville is numbered in the casualty list as having died from wounds received in recent battle. Young Mr. Waldron is survived by his young wife to whom he was married just about a year before entering the service and an infant daughter, born after its father was called to the colors. This is another sad taking away wrought by the work of war which seems very hard for those near and dear to the deceased to bear, but there will be untold comfort to the young wife and mother to think of this heroic manner in which her husband met his death and to relate to the little girl, who never saw her father, how that he died in behalf of freedom and democracy that the world might be made a safe place in which to live"Note: there is a discrepancy in the middle initial.

    John's cause of death was "died of disease"

    The Waldron-Flatt Post 182 in Effie, Minnesota, was named for him.

    Buried in Bigfork Cemetery at Bigfork, Minnesota. (Plot: Original Block 31)

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