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John E. Noonan

107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division

Private, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

New York

Died:

8/13/1918

Grave Location:

Plot B, Row 1, Grave 23

Pvt. John E. Noonan served with 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division during World War I. He was born in Kingston, N.Y., the child of Irish immigrants

In June 1918, while the 27th Division was in training, he wrote a letter to his aunt in which he said “I am as safe here as I ever was.” On July 5, 1918, the 27th Division was placed along the Eastern Poperinghe Line, an area southwest of Ypres inside the Dickebush Lake and Scherpenburg sector. Noonan’s unit moved up to the front on August 10. The area suffered heavy shelling in German artillery raids. During one of these raids, on August 13, 1918, Noonan was killed. He was buried at the Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery in Belgium, and was reinterred at the Flanders Field American Cemetery after the war.

John E. Noonan is buried in Flanders Field American Cemetery Plot B, Row 1, Grave 23.