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26 February 1875 | Salem, Washington County, Indiana
John M. Buford was born in Salem, Indiana on February 26, 1875. He was employed as a farmer before he elisted in the regular army. He served in the U.S. Regular Army for several years and then left the military.
Service before Battle
20, May 1917 | El Paso, Texas
With the advent of war, John Buford re-enlisted in the army in el Paso, Texas. He was assigned to Company C, 26th Infantry, 2nd Division. This unit was sent overseas on September 7, 1917.
World War I Battlefields and death
1917-1918 | France
Buford's units served in the battles of Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne. He died of pneumonia on December 2, 1918 at Briey, Meurthe-et-Moselle. He held the rank of Sergeant at the time of his death.
John M. Buford was buried in Grave No. 5, American Cemetery, Briey, Meurthe-et-Moselle.