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Stories of the Fallen - Orie J. Taylert  Rochester, NY    

Taylert Orie J. World War I Vol 1 Service record Copy 2 1Orie J. Taylert served in World War 1 in the United States Army.  The enlistment was in July 1917 and the service was completed July 1918.

Orie J. Taylert was born in Rochester, N. Y, October 16, 1893. His father’s family immigrated in 1886 from Prussian Poland. His parents, Roman and Mary Magdalen Hoff Taylert, were married in Holy Redeemer Church on Hudson Avenue in 1891.  Orie graduated from Holy Redeemer School. Before the World War, he was traveling manager for the Star Wall Paper Company of Elmira, N. Y. 

Entered the service at Rochester, NY, July 16, 1917, in the Regular Army, at the age of 23 years, as a Private, being assigned to 2nd Recruit Company, General Service Infantry; transferred to Company K, 9th Infantry, July 26th, 1917.  He was trained at Fort Slocum, N.Y;  and Camp Syracuse, N. Y.   Promoted to Corporal. Embarked over seas, September 18, 1917. Upon his arrival in France he took a six weeks' course in training school and was then classed as a sniper and an expert with the bayonet. Promoted to Sergeant.  Engaged in action at Marie Louise;  Verdun; Marne; and Soissons.  He was gassed twice.  Killed in action, July 18, 1918, near Chateau-Thierry. US Army Sgt. Orie J. Taylert is buried at Oisne-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, France.

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