Veterans' Memorial Project

Reginald Gardiner Squibb

Chicago, IL

World War I

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1915

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Corporal

Date of Birth: 03/29/1895

Date of Death: 11/01/1918

Corporal Squibb served with Company M, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division. He left the University of Illinois to enter Second Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and assigned to the 22nd Company. He was not commissioned at the close of camp, but enlisted at Camp Grant, Illinois, and was assigned to the 86th Division where he was promoted to Corporal. On September 8, 1918, he sailed for France with the Blackhawk Division. He was sent to the 354th Infantry with replacement troops and assigned to Company M of that regiment. During the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Corporal Squibb was leading his squad against German machine gun nests when he was instantly killed by enemy fire near Ballincourt, France. He is buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France, Plot H Row 33 Grave 7.

-taken from Web sites above and Illinois Alumni News, October 1, 1919

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