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Marion G. Crandall

Civilian, YMCA

Secretary, YMCA

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Grave Location:

Plot F, Row 1, Grave 24

Secretary Marion G. Crandall was educated at the Sorbonne University in Paris. She then became a French language teacher at St. Katharine’s School in Davenport, Iowa. In January 1918, Crandall left for Paris, believing that her knowledge of the language would be helpful in the war effort.

She joined the U.S. Christian Commission of the Y.M.C.A., working in the canteen of Le Foyer de Soldat, a rest area for soldiers. She died of a shell explosion during a German artillery bombardment of the town where she was working. She was originally buried in a French hospital cemetery, and eventually transferred to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

Marion G. Crandall is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot F, Row 1, Grave 24.