313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
Plot E, Row 20, Grave 39
Capt. Harry Ingersoll died during the 79th Division’s second day of fighting as they pressed towards the capture of Montfaucon. He led his company in an attack against an enemy position that was strongly entrenched by barbed wire entanglements. Although he was killed in this highly dangerous offensive, Ingersoll’s men continued the attack. Inspired by their captain’s courage and bravery, the soldiers successfully took the enemy position.
Ingersoll was a prominent lawyer in Philadelphia. He was a friend of Maj. Benjamin F. Pepper, another successful lawyer serving in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. They are buried side-by-side.
Awards: Distinguished Service Cross
Harry Ingersoll is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot E, Row 20, Grave 39.