World War I Honor Roll

Raymond C. Frech

Private, U.S. Army

Headquarters Company
18th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: August 11, 1918
Buried at: Philadelphia National Cemetery
                  Section H Site 278
                  Haines Street & Limekiln Pike 
                  Philadelphia PA 19138

RAYMOND C. FRECH was born February 25, 1896 in Brooklyn NY. When he registered for the draft, he gave his home address as 39 Cooper Street in Camden NJ. He listed his employer as the City and County of Denver, Colorado, for whom he worked  as a houseman at the County Hospital in Denver. He was single at the time, with his mother as his dependent.

According to the book Camden County in The Great War, Raymond Frech had served two hitches in the United States Navy, initially enlisting at the age of 14. He participated in the naval action at Veracruz, Mexico in November of 1914, and was wounded twice during the battle. His enlistment in the Navy expired in October of 1917, after which time he enlisted in the Army and was sent to Fort Slocum NY. After training at Fort Slocum, he was sent to Fort Bliss TX, and was wounded again during a battle with Mexicans, who had made a raid across the border. Subsequently he was assigned to the Headquarters Company of the 18th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, and went to France in April of 1918. Private Frech went overseas as a cook with the Headquarters Company. He was killed in action on August 11, 1918.

At the time of his death, Raymond Frech was an orphan. He listed a friend, Ellen E. Hearing, of 625 Elm Street in Camden NJ, as his next of kin. He was brought home after the war and buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery.

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