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Stevenson Paul Lewis

Graduating Class of 1917
Served in World War I
Attached photograph of First Lieutenant Lewis

First Lieutenant
Stevenson Paul Lewis

124th Field Artillery Battalion
97th Infantry Division
French Army


Cleveland, OH

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Argonne Forest, France

Date of Death

Location of Burial


More About First Lieutenant Lewis

First Lieutenant Lewis volunteered in the American Field Service in March 1917, a month after his graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison He then enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1917 and took a course at the artillery school at Saumur, where he joined the 124th Field Artillery as a second lieutenant.

His bravery and fearlessness was one that was often compared to a love of danger. In fact, he wrote that his biggest fear was being recalled from the front in order to train new soldiers. In September, a month before his death, he wrote, “I hope the end will come soon, but I will never leave the line until I am absolutely incapable of any service—then perhaps I can help in the S.O.S. in France. You must wait until it’s all over before I return.”

On Oct. 31, 1918, as he moved towards an observation post to adjust his battery’s fire and was killed by a shell in Bois de Bantheville, Argonne.