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George Gaylord MacNish

Graduating Class of 1916
Served in World War I
Attached photograph of Lieutenant MacNish

George Gaylord MacNish

Company I
161st Infantry Regiment


Stevens Point, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Châteauroux, France

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial, Suresnes, France

More About Lieutenant MacNish

Lieutenant MacNish was sent overseas in December, 1917, and had applied to be transferred to the front just before his death. Lieutenant MacNish, one of his superior officers claimed, he was “one of the best bayonet instructors in the army.”

He died at an American base hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage caused by an accident with a bayonet while he was instructing. He is buried at Suresnes American Cemetery.