Army Memorabilia

Maton, Robert D.

Rank: Corporal
Military Branch: Co. K, 313th Infantry, 79th Division
Origin: Maryland
Date of Death: 1962-2-22
Baltimore National Cemetery
Featured: No

Robert Daniel Maton was born June 8, 1889 or 1890, depending on the source. He apparently lived in Maryland all his life.

Maton's service record is found in the book on Maryland World War Service Records that was published after WW1. This book shows that Maton enlisted September 29, 1917 and attained the rank of Corporal on January 21, 1918 in Company K, 313th Infantry. He went overseas July 8, 1918. He was severely wounded on November 1, 1918. He was a hospital patient from that day through February 9, 1919 in France. When he returned to the US, he was a patient at the base hospital in Camp Meade, Maryland until February 24, 1919, and was discharged from service on April 21, 1919. Unlike other books of similar type, the Maryland books do not list the soldiers' serial numbers.

Corporal Maton's group includes his officially engraved slot brooch Purple Heart, edge numbered 84766 which was probably issued in the early 1940's, plus internet research.

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