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Joe Dumas


Date and Place of Birth: 1893 North Adams, MA
Date and Place of Death:    October 11, 1918 France
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Third Base
Rank: Corporal
Military Unit: Company I, 327th Field Artillery, 82nd Division US Army
Area Served: France

Joseph Dumas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Dumas, was born in 1893 in North Adams, Massachusetts. Dumas played third base for amateur teams the Eagles, the Hustlers, Marshall A.C., the Amateurs, and was captain of the Ramblers in 1917. He was also a member of the North Adams city team in 1914.

Dumas entered service with the Army at Camp Devens, Massachusetts on October 10, 1917. He later served at Camp Gordon, Georgia, and Camp Upton, New York, before going overseas on April 25, 1918.

Corporal Dumas served in France with Company I, 327th Field Artillery of the 82nd Division. He was killed in action on October 11, 1918, and is buried at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Lorraine, France.

“‘Quiet Joe’ [as] he was known on local diamonds,” said the North Adams Evening Transcript upon news of his death, “directed his attention to playing the game and it was seldom that he could be drawn into an argument. He was always reliable and there was never any doubt about the dizzy corner being well taken care of when Joe was its guardian.”

Joseph Dumas Grave

The grave of Joe Dumas at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Lorraine, France

North Adams Evening Transcript, April 16, 1914
North Adams Evening Transcript, May 26, 1914
North Adams Evening Transcript, April 7, 1917
North Adams Evening Transcript, December 16, 1918

Date Added September 9, 2013

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