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Robert Donald West

Submitted by: John West {Grandson}

Robert D WestRobert Donald West was born around 1895. Robert West served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service


My grandfather, Robert D. West, served in Company B, 140th Infantry, 35th Division, during the World War. He trained at Camp Dodge, Iowa and sailed from New Jersey to Liverpool on the HMS Adriatic.

He trained with the British and French and fought in the Meuse-Argonne.

During 2018 and 2019, I am posting Robert's diary entries and the letters he sent home at mndoughboy1918.tumblr.com and on Twitter at @mndoughboy1918.

His story includes a broken engagement, a shotgun wedding, leaving his pregnant bride at home, and sailing to Europe to do his part "Over There." I am very proud to share his story with others.

The attached pictures are of Robert and his wife, Elinore. Elinore's picture is still tucked away in the back of his diary, as it was 100 years ago.

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