Summary

Birth:
23 Jan 1894 1
Eastland, Eastland, Texas 1
Death:
06 Mar 1954 1
Roaring Springs, Motley, Texas 1
Conflict Period:
World War I 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
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Full Name:
Alvis Lafayette Hicks 1
Birth:
23 Jan 1894 1
Eastland, Eastland, Texas 1
Death:
06 Mar 1954 1
Roaring Springs, Motley, Texas 1
Burial:
08 Mar 1954 2
Roaring Springs Cemetery 2
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Marriage:
Alice Ethel Basham 1
20 Dec 1922 1
Roaring Springs, Motley, Texas 1
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World War I 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
Service Start Date:
24 Jun 1918 1
Service End Date:
24 Jul 1919 1
Service Number:
350 55 44 1
Service Type:
332 Field Remount Squadron, Quartermaster Corps 3

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  2. Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012; memorial # 15792351. — Contributed by millebr
  3. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963. — Contributed by millebr
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Stories

Alvis Lafayette Hicks was born into a Texas farming family. He enlisted in the army in 1918 and became part of Field Remount Squadron No. 332 of the Quartermaster Corps. The 332nd was stationed in Merignac, a suburb of Bordeaux, Gironde Departement, in the Aquitaine region of southwest France. The U.S. Army established Remount Depot #7 there to treat sick and injured horses and mules that were used to move supplies, munitions and wounded or deceased soldiers to nearby medical facilities. After the war, Alvis became a minister. 

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