Eighth Generation


4875. Capt Ward M ACKLEY was born on 21 January 1888 in Paulding , Ohio.27,780,2215,2704 He appeared in the census in 1900 in Ohio. About 1904he Enlisted in Multnomah, Oregon, United States3334 On 3 January 1920 Ward was a Sheet Metal Worker in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.2215 He appeared in the census in 1920 in Oregon. He was living in 1920 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.2215 Ward appeared in the following News Article from the The Washington Post on 15 May 1923 in Washington D. C. Following Officers transferred to the 3rd infantry: Capt Ward M Ackley He served in the military in the 7th Infantry about 1923 in US Army.1390,1631 Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War I


The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lieutenant (Infantry), [then Lieutenant] Ward M. Ackley, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F., near Very, France, September 27th, 1918. Exposing himself to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire in leading his platoon forward, First Lieutenant Ackley himself captured a machine-gun nest, killing seven of the enemy with, his automatic pistol.
General Orders: 
War Department, General Orders No. 44 (1919)

Action Date: 
27-Sep-18

Service: 
Army

Rank: 
First Lieutenant

Regiment: 
363d Infantry Regiment

Division: 
91st Division, American Expeditionary Forces He has Death Cert # 471879 Ward died on 31 August 1927 at the age of 39 in Lincoln , Oregon.1390,1879 He was buried in Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, Clark , Washington.1009,1390 BURIED AT: SECTION 4-W SITE 815

Living (private).

Capt Ward M ACKLEY and Margaret L were married on 20 June 1916 in Multnomah, Oregon, United States.3333 Margaret L was born about 1883 in Oregon.2215 She appeared in the census in 1920 in Oregon.