Roland Ferry McLaughlin was born December 8, 1894, in Vanceboro, Maine and was a resident of Vanceboro, Maine before he began his service.
He enlisted on April 24, 1918, and served in the U. S. Army during World War I. He fought in St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne (Argonne Forest) and received: WWI Victory Medal: battle clasps for St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Defensive Sector; WWI Victory button (silver); and Purple Heart.
Roland died February 14, 1919, in Argonne, France and is remembered here by his grandniece, a Maine resident.
Harris Smith Clark and Sarah Jane McLaughlin
Transcription of three letters to Roland F. McLaughlin. The first is from his father, Harris McLaughlin dated February 1, 1919. The second is from his father dated February 4, 1919. The third letter is from his mother Sarah Jane (Scott) McLaughlin dated February 5, 1919.
National Archives and Records Administration
Record from the National Archives and Records Administration on Roland F. McLaughlin's military career. NA FORM 13164.
An email from Mike H, a website editor, to a family member, Dorothy, that outlines her uncle, Roland F. McLaughlin's military movement.
Bangor Daily News
Newspaper clipping from the Bangor Daily News on Roland F. McLaughlin's funeral and his life.