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Biography of Charles V. Craig

Midlothian, Texas

Charles Craig was a private in the United States Army. He joined the Army on April 27, 1918, and received training at Camp Travis in San Antonio, Texas. He was assigned to Company H, 360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division. He was sent overseas on June 6, 1918. His regiment was assigned to the area of St. Mihiel in the region of Lorraine in northeastern France for the St. Mihiel offensive, which was characterized as the first all-American offensive of the war. He contacted influenza that developed into pneumonia from which he died on October 7, 1918 in France. 

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Craig of Midlothian. He was born on January 11, 1887 in Leon County, Texas, and educated in the public schools of the county of his birth. He is buried beside his brother David, who died from pneumonia while in training at the United States Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, Illinois on October 1, 1918. They are buried in St. Paul Cemetery west of Midlothian. Charles is listed on the Ellis County Veterans Memorial.

The picture and bio information are courtesy of Perry Giles, Giles Monument Company, Waxahachie, Texas.

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