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On a trail 350 meters from Clairs Chenes woods, on the roadside between Cunel & Clery. Marker A concrete marker with a bronze plaque, honoring Captain Charles D. Harris and the exploits that led to his death and Distinguished Service Cross.  Text in English and French.

Monument Text:

With a small detachment in advance of his company, Captain Harris captured two German machine guns and three prisoners in the trench within the enclosure 20 m to the south of this spot.

DANS LA TRANCHÉE À

20m. AU SUD DE CET ENDROIT EN

DEDANS DE L'ENCLOS EN TÊTE D'UN

DÉTACHEMENT, EN AVANT DE SA

COMPAGNIE LE CAPITAINE HARRIS

CAPTURA DEUX MITRAILLEUSES

ALLEMENDES ET FIT TROIS

PRISONNIERS


IN THIS TRENCH

CAPTAIN

CHARLES DASHIELL HARRIS

6TH ENGINEERS

UNITED STATES ARMY

MET HIS DEATH

WHILE LEADING THE ATTACK

THAT DROVE THE GERMANS

FROM CLAIRS-CHENES WOODS

OCTOBER 20TH 1918

AGED 21 YEARS

HE WAS AWARDED

THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

"HIS INITIATIVE                          AND BRAVERY

WERE AN                                        INSPIRATION

TO HIS                                             MEN

DANS CETTE TRANCHÉE LE CAPITAINE CHARLES 

DASHIELL HARRIS 6ÉME REGT DU GÉNIE DE L'ARMÉE 

AMERICAINE TROUVA LA MORT ALRS QU'IL CON-

DUISAIT L'ATTAQUE QUI POUSSALES ALLEMANDS

HORS DU BOIS DE CLAIRS CHENES LE 20•OCTBRE 1918

AGÉ DE 21 ANS - IL FUT DÉCORE DE LA DISTINGUISHED

SERVICE CROSS 'SON INITIATIVE ET SA BRAVOURE

FAISAIENT L'ADMIRATION DE SES HOMMES'

Commemorates:

People:

Charles Dashiell Harris

Units:

3rd Infantry Division

6th Engineers

United States Army

Wars:

WWI

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