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Martin Parelius Borseth

Born 14 Apr 1894, Windom, Cottonwood County, Minnesota.
Gender Male
Parents Peder Borseth (1868 - 1948), Karin (Olson) Borseth (1869 - 1948)
Schools Attended
Branch of Service Marine Corps
Additional Identifiers Non-commissioned Officer
Killed in Action
Service Timeframe 3 Dec 1916 - 19 Jul 1918
War/Conflict World War One 1914-1918

Corporal Borseth died in the battle of Chateau-Thierry.
Principal Units and Locations

Company H, 6th Marine Regiment

Military Awards and Decorations

Purple Heart

Boot camp photo about Dec 1916.


Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Windom, Cottonwood County, Minnesota.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peder Borseth of Wmdom. Minn., enlisted in the U. S. Marines Dec. 3, 1916, in Co. H, 6th Reg. Marines, and was trained on the U. S. S. Rhode Island. On May 23, 1918, Corporal Borseth sailed for France. It was at this time that the Germans were making their terrific drive towards Paris, hoping to crush France before the Americans could get there. It was at the battle of Chateau-Thierry when the U. S. Marines (and Corp. Borseth was one of them) and the Dough boys went into the lines and stopped the German army, and started them back to dear Berlin. It was in this drive that Corporal Borseth was killed in action on July 19, 1918. He was the first boy from Cottonwood County to sacrifice his life on the battlefield in the Great World War. Corporal Borseth was born April 14, 1894.