Otis Boyett joined the Army in 1916. 167th (Alabama) Infantry Regiment Mobilization of the Alabama National Guard

Conflict Period:
World War I 1
Army 1
Private 1
30 Mar 1898 1
Geneva County, Alabama 1
21 Apr 1975 1
Lake City, Columbia County, Florida 1

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Full Name:
Otis Jasper Boyett 1
30 Mar 1898 1
Geneva County, Alabama 1
21 Apr 1975 1
Lake City, Columbia County, Florida 1
Physical Description:
Height: 6ft 2
Eye Color: Blue 2
Hair Color: Black 2
Complexion: Ruddy 2
Occupation: Farmer 2
Pearl Smith Boyett, Born Dec 7, 1905, Geneva County, Alabama 2
27 Dec 1925 1
Geneva County, Alabama 1
Spouse Death Date: January 24, 2000 Macclenny, Baker, Florida 1
Father: Hiram Monroe Boyett, bornJuly 24, 1861, Luverne. Alabama, Died March 21, 1932, Chipley , Washington County, Florida 2
Mother: Edna Jane Hall, May 1860, Geneva County, Alabama, Died 1910, Geneva County, Alabama 2

World War I 1

Army 1
Private 1
Service Start Date:
19 Oct 1916 1
Service End Date:
May13, 1919 1
Enlistment Location:
Geneva County, Alabama 2
Service Number:
97710 1
Defensives :
Champagne-Marne 2
Battles, Engagements, Skirmishes, Expeditions:
Offensives: Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel,and Meuse-Argonne Lorien 1
Defensive Sectors:
Luneville, Esperance-souain,Essey-Pannes, and Baccarat 2
Madals awarded:
Purple Heart 2
Military Unit:
Co. I, 167th Infantry Regt., 42nd Infantry Div 1
Wounds received in action:
schrapanal wound in the right hip Sept 18, 1918 while serving as Private, in Co I 167th Infantry in the attack at St. Mihiel offensive 2

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Discharge Papers WW1

Otis Boyett joined the The Alabama National Guard Oct 18,1916. Co L 1st Alabama Infantry. He was transfered to the 4th Alabama Infantry August 15, 1917 The 4th Alabama Infantry was nationalized and sent to the Mexican Border in Arizona.   He and his brother Columbus served on the Mexican border in Arizona. Columbus died March 17, 1917 in Nogalis, Arizona. When the U.S. Intered the war, Otis sailed from the U.S. for France Nov. 6 1917. rank was private, Co I 167 U.S. Infantry, 42nd Infantry Division,The Rainbow Division. BATTLES, ENGAGEMENTS, EXPEDITIONS Offensives : Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. Defenses- Champagne-Marne Defensesive Sectors - Luneville, Esperance-Souain, Essey-Pannes and Baccarat. Wounded by schrapanel in the right hip. was also gassed. AWARDS RECEIVED - the Purple Heart. Returned to U.S. April 25,1919    

167 Infantery Regt (4th Alabama National Guard)

The 167th Infantry Regiment's history lives on in the 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry, "4th Alabama"; part of the Alabama National Guard. The unit traces its history back to the Seminole Indian wars. They fought at Seven Pines, Second Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg and The Wilderness among other battles as the 4th Alabama (symbolized in the 13 blue stars on the coat of arms).[1]


In 1916, they skirmished with Pancho Villa's bandits along the Mexican border during the Punitive Expedition.

They were under the 42nd Division in World War I and fought in 5 major campaigns, symbolized in the 5 fleurs-de-lis on their coat of arms.


42nd Infantry Division "Rainbow" patch

Original design of 42nd Infantry Division "Rainbow" patch, showing half arc. The patch was later modified to a quarter arc.

Andania of Cunard Line (Troop Ship

UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, Name: Otis J Boyett Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States Arrival Date: 19 Nov 1917 Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England Ship Name: Andania Search Ship Database: View the 'Andania' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database Shipping line: Cunard Steamship Company Ltd Official Number: 135481 The 167th Inf

Andania of Cunard Line (Troop Ship)

Washington Post

Listed under Wounded degree undetermined Privates

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