Company A 22nd Infantry
William Zeh was born in Astoria, New York in 1882.
He enlisted as a Private in
Company C of the 26th Infantry for a period of 3 years on
November 9, 1900
at New York City, New York. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 6 ½ inches tall,
had dark brown hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. His previous occupation was listed as painter.
He served in the Philippines with the Regiment and was discharged from this enlistment as a Private on
November 18, 1903 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas with a character reference of Excellent.
On November 14, 1908 he returned
to the Army enlisting for a period of 3 years in Company G of the
7th Infantry at Fort Slocum, New York. At some time during this enlistment he was transferred to
Company F of the 4th Infantry. He was discharged as a Private on January 14, 1911 at Fort Crook,
Nebraska with a character reference of Very Good.
He re-enlisted on January 25,
1911 this time in Company F of the 8th Infantry and joined his
at Fort Crook on January 31. He sailed with the Regiment to the Philippines in February 1912 and
served there until 1914. He was discharged from the 8th Infantry on January 22, 1914 as a Private at
Fort McDowell, California with a character reference of Very Good.
He re-enlisted in Company F 8th
Infantry on February 4, 1914 and is in the Returns of the 8th
for the month of February 1914 as a loss due to orders.
Zeh is in the Returns of the
22nd Infantry for the month of February 1914 as having been
Company A 22nd Infantry from Company F 8th Infantry during the month of February 1914.
Private Zeh died at the 23rd
Infantry Hospital at Texas City, Texas on April 24, 1914.
Cause of death was recorded as Pulmonary tuberculosis.
Clipping from The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 28, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 29, 1914
(In the above clipping Private Zeh's Regiment is incorrectly stated.)
William Zeh is buried in St. Michael's Cemetery in Astoria, Queens County, New York.
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