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Parks, Tilden (P1R, C1, L10)

parks tildenPrivate Tilden Parks, 39, of Danville, Boyle County, died of wounds on 31 July 1918 while serving with Company C, 28th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Parks was wounded in action on 20 July 1918 during the Aisen-Marne Operation as his division pushed forward to take a fiercely defended Berzy-le-Sec.

Parks, enlisted in Company G of the 2nd Kentucky Infantry on 19 August 1917 at Camp Stanley, Lexington, Kentucky. He was born on 17 August 1878, in Garrard County, Ky.

On 15 May 1918 Parks was transferred to 2 Company of the 1st Infantry Training Regiment. On 14 June 1918 he was transferred to Company C of the 28th Infantry Regiment.  Parks arrived overseas on 2 May 1918. His World War One Service Card listed his father as F. W. Parks of Danville.

Parks attended Danville High School and Centre College Academy

His remains returned to Danville in September 1921 and was buried Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Boyle County

Newspaper accounts list his age as 20. Parks entry on Find a Grave website for his birth date would mean he was 39 at the time of his death. He may have lied about his age when he enlisted. tilden parks headstone

1st Div Troops Just Before the Assault on Berzy

1st Div Troops Just Before the Assault on Berzy.

 

 

 

 

The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund, Inc., is a recognized 501(c)(3). EIN 26-3705273
 

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