Born 06 26 1896
First Communion 06 06 1909
Confirmation 11 11 1909
Graduation, St. Henry’s 06 21 1909
Graduation, Watertown High School 06 18 1913
Enlisted with Co E of Watertown 05 1917
Died at age 22 08 30 1918, WWI casualty
Gravestone is at St. Henry’s Cemetery but Frank’s body was never sent back to the U.S. Is memorialized in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, one and a half miles east of Fere-En-Tardenois, France. The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial website database has him officially listed as “Missing in Action or Buried at Sea” on its “Tablets of the Missing” at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery
Frank L. Pitterle, Corp, 120 Machine Gun Battalion, 32nd Division
Abstracted from WDTimes, 09 30 1918 and 10 07 1918
A Watertown boy, Company Clerk Frank Pitterle, a member of Co. E, made the supreme sacrifice on the blood-stained field of France. Official notification was not immediately received but, according to the Watertown Daily Times, Captain A. F. Solliday wrote a home in a letter stated that he had been informed of the killing and that he had located the grave.
Frank Pitterle was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Pitterle, 205 Third St.
He was born
A solemn Requiem Mass was sung for Corp. Frank Pitterle at St. Henry’s. Through the kindness of the officers at Camp Grant, Corp. Leo Pitterle, was granted a leave of absence to attend the services.
Buried in France but gravestone in parish cemetery.
1916 / I L Henry employee
Sgt. Frank L. Pitterle Post No. 189, Watertown:
Article cross reference:
History of Watertown, Wisconsin