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Photo #34145

Last Name: Shires

First Name: Joseph

Middle Name: Andrew

Subject's City: Tyrone

Subject's State: PA

Subject's County: Blair

Subject's Country: United States

Date: 1901-1920


Photographer's City: Tyrone

Photographer's State: PA


Type**: PRT

Comments: Joseph Andrew Shires (Nee: ) | Tyrone PA United States | 1901-1920 | Comments: Joseph A. Shires (1897 – 1951) was the son of Ulysses Grant Shires and Alberta L. Naylor. He was a member of Sheridan Troop (cavalry), based in Tyrone, of the Pennsylvania National Guard and participated in the expeditionary force to the Mexican Border in 1916. During World War1 he was a Sergeant in the 103rd Trench Mortar Battery in the 28th Division. On the opening day of the Argonne offensive, Sept. 26, 1918, while operating a mortar sighting device he received a grazing scalp wound when a German shell exploded in or near the trench killing and wounding several members of his battery. He remained in action for the remainder of the war.

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