Veterans' Memorial Project

Joel Fumas McDavid

Irving, IL

World War I

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1912

Service Branch: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 08/25/1892

Date of Death: 10/12/1918

Lt. McDavid entered the First Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. After receiving his commission he was sent to Texas for a short time before sailing overseas. After arriving in Great Britain Lt. McDavid was assigned to the air service at Orley Field, then transferred to Paris as Inspector of Planes. He died in an accident at Buc Field, France, while taking the place of a sick comrade. He served with the 117th Aero Squadron. He is buried at Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France, Plot B Row 4 Grave 16.

-taken from University of Illinois records and Web sites above

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