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Private 1st Class Ezra Porter; Born 10 Sep 1896 – Logan County, WV; Died 21 Jul 1918 – France; Co. B, 7th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division, US Army


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Ezra Porter was born on September 10th, 1896, in Logan County, West Virginia. He lived in Farley, Summers County, West Virginia. He was assigned as a Private First Class, serial number 1559707, to Company No. 6 of the Camp Shelby June Automatic Replacement Draft and sailed for France from Hoboken, New Jersey, on the ANCHISES on June 12th, 1918. He was transferred to Company B of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division, US Army. He died of wounds received in action on July 21st, 1918, in France. He was buried in the Aisne-Marne 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.

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Author - Benjamin Woodard