Joseph Favre Baldwin (1892–1918)
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Life Before WW1
Joseph Favre Baldwin was born on August 3, 1892, in Tyler, Texas. His father, Aaron, a doctor and his mother, Clara, a concert pianist. He had one brother, Fredrick. He attended Tyler High School. He was a senior Medical School student in 1915, attending Tulane University. On May 25, 1917 when he signed his draft card, he was a Physician at the Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, LA, reporting to Dr. W. W. Giles. He also trained at the Army Medical School, Washington, DC. He was called into service as a 1st Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corp, September 15, 1917. Serving as a part of the 11th (Service) Battalion he landed in France and saw action on the Western Front.
World War 1 Service
Called into Active Service as: 1st Lieut. Medical Corps – Officers’ Reserve Corps – Sept 15, 1917
Attended Army Medical School at Washington, DC
Killed in Action: August 7, 1918
Overseas: October 15, 1917 to Death
Unit: 11th Service Battalion – Royal Army Medical Corp
He died on August 7, 1918, in France at the age of 26, and was buried in his hometown at Oakwood Cemetery.
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