World War I

World War I (HM1SDU)

Location: Geneva, IL 60134 Kane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 52.774', W 88° 18.561'

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(1917-1918 U.S. Involvement)

Major Campaigns and Deaths

Meuse-Argonne, France (9/18-11/18) 26,277
Aisne-Marne, France (7/18-8/18) 6,992
Somme, France (8/18-11/18) 3,221
Oise-Aisne, France (8/18-11/18) 1,919
St. Mihiel, France (9/18) 1,799
Champagne-Marne, France (7/18) 1,485
Cantigny, France (4/18-7/18) 963
Ypres-Lys, Belgium, France (8/18-11/18) 894
Chateau-Thierry, France (6/18-7/18) 886
Military Service Personnel

Participants 4,734,991
In Theater Deaths 53,402
Deaths in Service 63,114
Wounded in Service 204,002
Missing in Action 4,452
Illinois Deaths 3,016
Kane County Deaths 151
Kane County Facts

The last county World War I veteran, Raymond George Geister, died on 2/6/2000 at age 105.
War Facts

1914 - World War I began in Europe, triggered by the assassination in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary.
1915 - The British passenger liner Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat, which caused the death of 128 American civilians.
1917 - The first Selective Service Act passed Congress.
1917 - The United States declared war on Germany.
1918 - By Spring U.S. troops were being shipped into France at a peak rate of 300,000 soldiers per month.
1918 - Germany agreed to an armistice.
1919 - The combatant nations signed the Treaty of Versailles.
Over 65 million served in uniform in all combatant countries (1914-1918).
Over 8 million died on active service, and over 21 million were wounded.
Over 6 million civilians died and the war created 3 million widows and 10 million orphans.
From income tax increases and the sale of bonds, the U.S. raised $23 billion for the war effort from a population with an annual income of less than $70 billion.
Depicted on Relief

An attack is launched from a front line trench, one of a system of trenches that zigzagged along the Western Front.
During World War I the airplane emerged as a new weapon of war, although for most of the war airplanes were used to observe enemy activities.
"The world must be made safe for democracy."
President Woodrow Wilson
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Date Added Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 391357 N 4637233
Decimal Degrees41.87956667, -88.30935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.774', W 88° 18.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 46.44" N, 88° 18' 33.66" W
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Area Code(s)630, 847, 331
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Kane County, Geneva IL 60134, US
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