NC WWI Service Card
Hiram Jerome Formyduval was ordered to report for duty on August 7, 1918, in Southport, NC. He served with the 4th Pioneer Infantry, serving overseas from September 23, 1918 until January 21, 1919.
Pvt Formyduval returned to the United States on USS George Washington from Brest, France, on January 11, 1919. The passenger list shows he was “Class B: Walking patients requiring no dressings.”
He could have been recovering from influenza, like many soldiers at the time. No records were found that offer any clues.
He was honorably discharged on April 25, 1919, indicating he required four months to recover.
This photo is available in Findagrave. It appears to be a photo of him in his uniform during his service.
Hiram Jerome Formyduval passed away in 1948 at age 51. His obituary is shown below.
Waccamaw Man Dies Wednesday
Hiram Jerome Formyduval Died at Home Following Cerebral Hemorrhage; Funeral Services Thursday
Stricken with cerebral hemorrhage Tuesday night of last week, Hiram Jerome Formyduval, veteran of World War I, died at his home near Freeland shortly after noon last Wednesday.
He was born and reared in Brunswick county, one of the sons of the late Tobias and Armacie [sic] Formyduval of Waccamaw township.
Burial was held at the family cemetery at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, following services at the home.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. P. M. Williamson Formyduval, three daughters, Mrs. Teva Sellers of Wilmington, Mrs. Helene Hill of Myrtle Beach, and Miss Hazel Formyduval of Freeland; three brothers, A.B., O.P., and P.D. Formyduval of Freeland; two sisters, Mrs. S.K. Babson of Ash and Mrs. Lum Wright of Freeland, and three grandchildren.
He was laid to rest at Wright Cemetery, in Ash. His wife applied for a military headstone which is pictured here from Findagrave.
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