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Blacks in World War I

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  • Andrew Wilson (1895 - 1985)
  • William Howell, Jr. (1725 - 1779)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A058679 ◦Military: DATE: 4 OCT 1776 PLACE: 11th VA Reg't, commanded by Col. Daniel Morgan EVENT: Admi...
  • Thomas Davie (1895 - 1973)
    Find a Grave
  • Charles Edward Hampton (1888 - d.)
    Death reported 1918 Age: 30 France Missing In Action, WWI, according to Lionel's autobiography (Although Gertrude claims to be widowed in the 1910 Census) Notable Black American Women, Book 2. ...
  • Edgar James Spigener (1882 - 1954)
    71y 3m 27d. World War l Veteran. Updated from Find A Grave Memorial by SmartCopy : May 18 2015, 0:55:58 UTC Residence : 1930 - Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA Race : Black Updated from ...

Black soldiers served in the First World War, just as they served in the Civil War (on both sides), and the Spanish American War.

The war started in 1914 and ended in 1918, mostly in Europe, but also spread to the Far East and Africa. The United States did not get involved until 1917, when president Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany.

  • My wife's great uncle, Willie B. Daniel, served in this war.
  • Thomas Pridgett - singer "Ma" Rainey's brother

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