Bert (Birt) Davis Gann enlisted in the U.S. Marines at Knoxville on April 2, 1917, and was assigned to the 67th Company, 5th Regiment, Second Infantry Division, with which he sailed in June 1917 to France. He was in the Chateau Thierry and other battles of his organization until November 1, 1918, when he was wounded, dying three days later. Awarded the French Croix de Guerre with one star.

Buried Meuse-Argonne Cemetery (G, 26, 15)

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 March 1899
  • Date of death: 4 November 1918
  • County: Sevier
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 5th USMC Regiment, 2nd Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: Airne-Marne Offensive (Soissons), Chateau Thierry Sector, Meuse-Argonne Offensive
  • Awards: Croix de Guerre with one star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Middle Panel
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