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Holt, Joseph H (P1R, C1, L4)

paris ww1 memorialSergeant Joseph H. Holt, 28, of Paris, Bourbon County died of uremic poisoning due to kidney failure at Booth's Memorial Hospital in Covington on or about 17 April 1917. Holt had returned to Fort Thomas from duty on the Mexican border with his unit, Company C, 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment only three weeks prior to his falling ill where he had served as the Supply Sergeant. Holt was still on federal active duty at the time of his illness and death.

Holt enlisted in Company C of the 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment in June of 1916. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 October 1916 and promoted to Supply Sergeant on 23 January 1917.

Holt is buried in the Paris cemetery.

Holt's name is listed on the plaque of the World War I Memorial Building in Paris located at the corner of High Street and Ardery Place.


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