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Hollister George Merrick

Name:
George Merrick Hollister
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
Unit:
61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division
Date of Death:
1918-10-13
State:
Michigan
Cemetery:
Meuse Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, Fra
Plot:
B
Row:
44
Grave:
24
Decoration:
French Croix de Guerre
Comments:

Born April 23, 1896, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Son of Clay Harvey and Justina Merrick Hollister. Educated Middlesex School and Harvard University, Class of 1918. Joined American Field Service, February 25, 1916; attached Section Three in France and Balkans to May 9, 1917. Returned to America. Army Service School, July. U. S. Infantry, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, November. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, February 25, 1918; attached 61st Infantry, Camp Greene, North Carolina. Sailed for Brest, April 15, 1918. Attached 137th French Division, to August; Battalion Scout Officer, 61st Regiment. Killed by shell, October 12, 1918, in action east of Cunel, at Bois-de-ForÍt. He is buried in the Meuse Argonne American Cemetery in France, but is also honored on a centopath in the Oakhill Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Michigan.