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Private Raymond R. Beckett; Born 8 Feb 1893 – Salt Rock, WV; Died 19 Jul 1918 – France; Co. H, 28th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Division - US Army


  • Raymond R. Beckett - Headstone at Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock, WV
  • Raymond R. Beckett - Soldiers of the Great War
  • Headstone at Enon Cemetery

Raymond Ray Beckett was born on February 8th, 1893, in Salt Rock, Cabell County, to Frank M. and Martha Beckett. He lived in Salt Rock and worked as a C&O Railroad laborer. He entered service on October 5th, 1917, and became a Private, serial number 1559893, in Company H of the 28th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Division, US Army. He was killed in action on July 19th, 1918, in Soissons, France. His remains were shipped home from Antwerp on the USAT SOMME on April 22nd, 1921, and arrived in Hoboken, New Jersey, on May 6th, 1921. He was buried in Salt Rock’s Enon Cemetery. He was honored on the First Division Memorial at Buzancy, France.

[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.

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Author's Picture (Benjamin Woodard)

Soldiers of the Great War - Photo courtesy of Eric Baker

Author's Picture (Benjamin Woodard)