Summary

1875-1918

Birth:
26 Feb 1875 1
Salem, Washington County, Indiana 1
Death:
02 Dec 1918 2
Briey, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France 2
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Birth:
26 Feb 1875 1
Salem, Washington County, Indiana 1
Male 1
Death:
02 Dec 1918 2
Briey, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France 2
Cause: pneumonia 2
Burial:
Burial Place: American Cemetery, Briey, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France Grave No. 5 1
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Birth:
Mother: Margaret Fate Buford 1
Father: Frank Buford 1

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  2. Indiana World War Records Gold Star Honor Roll — Contributed by ekuhlens
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Early Life

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

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

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.

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