Wells Armstrong, Pvt, USA, was buried at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France after being killed near there, dying on July 2nd, 1918 from wounds received in action.
Wells was 27 and a farmer in Ridgefield, Wa. He registered for the draft in Portland.
He entered the US Army and was assigned to the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division with deployment to France in 1918. Germany launched a Spring Offensive near the Marne River in Central France. French and British Forces joined US Forces to repulse Germany. US Marine Corps troops countered this offensive at Belleau Wood in June 1918.
The Army's 23rd Infantry Regiment supported the Marines. Germany was pushed back in a month long action. Allied losses were 1811 killed and 7966 casualties.
Private Armstrong was laid to rest under a white cross with other American Dead in the American Cemetery below Belleau Wood.