PRIVATE FRANK HENRY VALENTINE was born in Philadelphia PA on March 13, 1895. He was the son of Clara Sophia Valentine of 1111 Penn Street, Camden NJ, with whom he lived when registering for the draft on June 5, 1917. He then worked as a knitter at a hosiery factory.
Frank Valentine was drafted on May 13, 1918 and sent to Camp Hancock GA, where he trained as a member of Company 11, Machine Gun Training Center. When sent overseas he was assigned to the Machine Gun Company of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division.
Private Frank H. Valentine was killed in action in the Argonne Forest on November 6, 1918. He was survived by his mother, and brother John W. Valentine, both of the Penn Street address. John Valentine was working as a motion picture projectionist as early as January 1920 in movie theaters in Camden NJ.
The family had moved to West Warrington Avenue in East Riverton (Cinnaminson Township) NJ by 1929, when Clara Valentine applied to make the Mothers Pilgrimage to Europe. In the late 1920s the War Department of the United States compiled a list of mothers and widows of deceased soldiers killed in World War I and offered to send them to their loved one's final resting place in Europe. The Valentine family was still living in Burlington County NJ as late as December 1973.
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