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Blacks in World War I

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  • 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. edited...
  • Willie B. Daniel (c.1891 - d.)
    He was born closer to 1891, around the time/year his father died? My wife's grandmother's youngest brother, Willie B. Daniel, served in World War I. After the war, he moved into the city limits of Sa...
  • Roscoe C. Riddle (1892 - 1950)
    Dr. Riddle authored more than three treatises in the field of medicine, he was educated in Bishop College, Northwestern University and Meharry Medical college. He was an Army medical officer in World W...
  • Thomas M. Pridgett, Jr. (1894 - 1975)
    Notes World War I Veteran Deacon of the Friendship Baptist Church comments From Submitted by: brucehuston7 on 1/10/2008 re: 1930 census Pridgett rather than Pritchett. The original data o...
  • 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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