Private Russell Hatchett
Private Russell Hatchett; Born 29 Jun 1895 – Grayson, KY; Died 5 Oct 1918 – SS Orontes; Co. F, Water Tank Train No. 301, Quartermaster Corps – US Army
Backstory and Context
Russell Hatchett was born on June 29th, 1895, in Grayson, Kentucky, to William R. Hatchett. He lived at 1011 8th Street, Huntington, and worked as a truck driver. He entered service in June 1918 and was assigned as a Private, serial number 4013261, to Company F of Water Tank Train No. 301, Quartermaster Corps, US Army. He sailed for France from New York City on the HMS ORONTES at 12:38 PM on September 25th, 1918. He developed influenza and pneumonia and died on the ship on October 5th, 1918. He was buried at sea with full military honors at sunrise on the same day. He was later honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Suresnes American Cemetery.
[From In the Service of Their Country - used with permission of the author]
Woodard, Benjamin. In the Service of Their Country: The Story of the Soldiers from Cabell County, West Virginia, Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice in the Great War. Sixth Printing. Benjamin Woodard - Lulu, 2019.
Honor Roll of Cabell County, W.Va. - Author's Picture (Benjamin Woodard)