30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Plot C, Row 40, Grave 31
Pvt. Addie Duffield was born February 19, 1893 in West Virginia. Typical of the region at the time, he made his living as a farmer. On June 5, 1917 Pvt. Duffield registered for the World War I draft. He served as a private in Company L, 30th Infantry, part of the 3rd Infantry Division. Duffield died on September 26, 1918, the first day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. He succumbed not to enemy fire but to influenza.
The influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 killed millions of people worldwide, and the cold and hungry troops on the battlefields of Europe were especially susceptible. Thousands of U.S. soldiers died of influenza.
Addie Duffield is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot C, Row 40, Grave 31.