22 juillet 2011

Francis LAVIGNE (1892-1965)

(WWI Uniform, Photo Family Ancestry)

FRANCIS LAVIGNE
(1892-1965)


Private First Class Company K
78th Infantry Division
World War I

The 78th Infantry Division of the US Army was activated on August 23, 1917 at Camp Dix, New-Jersey.
The Division was originally allocated to New-York and northern Pennsylvania in the National Army plan.
Whilst the HQ of the 78th Division was activated in August, with the first draftees arriving in September, it was
not fully active until early 1918. It was transported to France in May and June of 1918.
In France, during the summer and fall of 1918, it was the «point of the wedge» of the final offensive
which knocked out Germany.
The 78th was in three major campaigns during World War I:
Meuse-Argonne, St-Michel and Lorraine.
www.78thinfantry.org/org/hisww.htm

GENEALOGY
Francis LAVIGNE
Joseph LAVIGNE & Zoé CHAREST
Antoine TESSIER & Aurélie DARPENTIGNY
Ignace TESSIER et Marguerite MARÉCHAL
François TESSIER & Marguerite SYLVESTRE
Jacques TESSIER & Marie-Louise MONET
Jean-Baptiste TESSIER & Élisabeth RENAUD
Urbain TESSIER et Marie ARCHAMBAULT




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