Paul Howland Sherman Jr. Memorial Stone
26th Infantry Division Insignia
Backstory and Context
Born on October 16, 1895 in Hyannis, MA to Paul Howland Sherman and Rosella E. Sherman, he was one of ten siblings. He enlisted in the United States Army on September 8th, 1917 and by September 25th he was sent overseas to serve in France. He was assigned to Company B 101st Supply Train 26th Division which he served until October 26, 1918.
He later went on to serve in the Headquarters Company of the 101st Supply Train. Paul H. Sherman Jr. served in Chemis Des Dames, Toul, Seicheprey, Chateau-Thierry, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel Salient, Troyon and Rupt Sectors, Verdun Sector and Meuse-Argonne. By the time of his death Sherman achieved the rank of Corporal. He died on April 2, 1919 in a hospital of typhoid fever in Brest, France. He was the first native of Barnstable to lose his life in the First World War.
Paul Howland Sherman Jr’s memorial is located at the intersection of Main Street and South Street in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
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