Bascome Breeden was the son of William Bayless Breeden and Ella H. Derreberry. He was killed by bandits at Santo Domingo on 13 August 1918.
Buried at Greasy Creek Cemetery, Polk County, Tennessee

44th Company U.S.M.C.

News article in Lima Daily News, 24 August 1918
Marines killed in San Domingo fight

Washington – Three Marines were killed and one wounded in a skirmish between United States Marines and bandits in Seibo Province, Santo Domingo, on August 13, Marine corps headquarters was informed today. A great number of bandits were killed or captured. The Marines reported killed were: Corporal Bascome Breeden, Archville, Tenn., Private Rummell W. Jones, Altoona, Pa., and Joseph S. Haydel, New Orleans. The dead marines were buried at San Pedro Macoris, Santo Domingo.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 March 1896
  • Date of death: 13 August 1918
  • County: Polk
  • Hometown: Archville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Greasy Creek Cemetery, Reliance, Polk County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Top Panel
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