Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Veterans - Solomon B Osborn

Solomon Barrett Osborn was born February 9 1896 in Pawling, NY to James and Lucinda Barrett Osborn. He served in World War 1.

He was Inducted September 26 1917 in Dutchess county, NY.
He served Overseas from Jan 15, 1918 to June 18 1919.
He was in  Company I 308 Infantry until October 27 1917, which was part of the 77th Division,
then MTC (Motor Transport Corps) 360 American Mission Reserve Mallet until Discharge June 25 1919 The Reserve Mallet was organized from members of the former American Field Service and were responsible for transport of equipment and ammunitions.

Although we do not exactly which missions Solomon was involved with, the Reserve Mallet participated in
Cambrai  Offensive Nov 25 1917
Somme Defensive March 21 1918
Aisne Defensive May 27 1918
Mondidler-Noyon Defensive, June 9 1918
Champagne-Marne Defensive July 15 1918
Aisne-Marne Offensive July 18 1818
Somme Offensive Aug 8 1918
Oise-Aisne Offensive Sept 10 1918
Meuse-Argonne Offensive Oct 1 1918

Solomon returned to  his home in 1919. On 29th of February, 1920 he married Blanche Lutz in Patterson, Putnam County, NY. He had a daughter, Ruth  and son Donald. He owned a service station in Downtown Pawling.  he was a member of  both the Pawling Baptist Church and the Pawling Grange. Solomon died 27 July 1982 in Mount Kisco, Westchester county, NY. He is buried in the Pawling Cemetery, Dutchess county, NY.

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