Corporal Furches was born in 1894 in Embreeville, Washington County. He served with the 324th Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry Division and fought during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He died of pneumonia on October 26, 1918 at age 24, and is buried at Bumpus Cove Cemetery, Embreeville, Tennessee.

Wife: Lula Starnes, married 22 December 1915
Daughter: Welda Mae, 6 April 1918-10 December 1925 (Bumpus Cove Cemetery)
Father: Milton Zachary Furches, Sr. 1872-1952 (Pleasant Vale Cumberland Presbyterian Church)
Mother: Virgie Rogers Furches 10 January 1877-2 August 1917 (Bumpus Cove Cemetery)

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 March 1894
  • Date of death: 26 October 1918
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Chuckey
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company I, 324th Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bumpus Cove Cemetery, Embreeville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Bottom Panel
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