Rufus C. Solomon

Sergt., Engineers, Co. E, 30th Div., 105th Reg.; of Stokes County; son of J. A. and Ellen Solomon. Entered service June 17, 1916, at Winston-Salem. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Mills, then to Montreal, Can., to Halifax May 31st. Sailed from Halifax June 1st. Arrived at Liverpool, England, 12th. Fought at Voormizelle, Belgium, Sept. 1, 1918; Bellicourt, Sept. 29th to Oct. 1st; other battles: Montbrehain, Brancourt, Premont and Busigny, France, Oct. 8th to Oct. 11th; LaSalle River, 1918; Vaux Andigny and Mazinghein, France, Oct. 17 to 20, 1918. Served in National Guard, Co. C, Inf. Served at El Paso on border, 1916 to 1917. Went by train from Calais to Adrique, hiked to Proven, Belgium. Camped on arrival at Herbinbhem Castle, Terdghem. Arrived at Dover, Eng., June 13th, crossed English Channel to Calais, June 15, 1918. Served on the Belgium front under constant shell fire from July 10 to Sept. 6, 1918. Returned to France and was placed on the St. Quentin-Cambrai Sector of the Hindenburg Line near Bellicourt. Was slightly gassed and sent to Hospital in France for eight weeks. Returned to USA April 12, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 24, 1919.


World War 1,

Stokes County NC,

Collection: North Carolina World War 1 Military Records.

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