|1. ||Howard Wanner Jauch was born 27 Aug 1894, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; died 10 Aug 1918, Gressaire Wood, France; was buried 2 Jan 1920, Forest Home Cemetery, German Waldheim section, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois.|
Killed in action in World War I in France of bullet wound. Private first class
131st Infantry, Company F.
Engaged to Irene Routzahn of 1124 Wenonah Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois
Grave number in Forest Home Cemetery - Section 17 - Lot 190
"The 131st U. S. infantry (First infantry Illinois national guard) in the world war; narrative-operations-statistics", page 338
"Jauch, 1887613, Pvt. Howard W., Co. F. Information given by [Archie] Timblin, Cpl. Co. F. Howard Jauch and I were members of the same squad. He was wounded at the Battle of Chipilly Ridge Aug. 9, 1918, about 5:35 p. m. We were lying down under a heavy fire. He was lying beside me when he was hit by a piece of shrapnel. He said, ''I am hit.'' I asked him if it was bad. He said, ''I don't think so." He didn't want us to give him first aid and didn't want to be sent back. He was not in great pain and considered it a slight wound. He said, ''It doesn't amount to anything. Go on and don't bother about me." I came back about seven o'clock but he had been removed. I didn't see or hear anything about him until we were notified of his death the next day at the hospital.