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Paul Jerome Denning (b. November 24, 1891, d. June 03, 1952)Paul Jerome Denning (son of George Albrose. Denning and Carrie Blakeslee)12 was born November 24, 1891 in Cuba, NY, and died June 03, 1952 in Bronx, N.Y.C., NY.He married Emily Marie Walden on May 23, 1921 in Mayville, NY, daughter of Theron Jesse Walden and Emma Jane Fuller.
Notes for Paul Jerome Denning:
World War 1
Enlisted in Co. C 16th Pennsylvania Infantry National Guards in Bradford.Later transferred to Company B. in Oil City, Pennsylvania.Dad was drafted on August 5, 1917 and had his basic training in Augusta, Georgia.Dad was later attached to battalion headquarters of the 112th Infantry as a scout and was promoted to Sergeant.He had an enviable war record as a combat infantryman, seeing action in several major campaigns.The Pennsylvania 112th Division was known as the "Keystone Division", Insignia, a red keystone.
Battles, engagements, skirmishes.Sergeant of scouts 28th Division 112th Infantry
5th German Offensive, July 14 to the 27, 1918
Advance on Ourcq and Vesle, July 28 to September 7, 1918
Chateau Thurry, and Marne Valley
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26 to October 7, 1918
Thiaucourt Sector, October 15 to November 11, 1918
Served in A.E.F. France until his honorable discharge May 8, 1919
The Division casualties were 2,531 battle death and 13,746 wounded.Seven hundred and twenty-six individuals of this division were taken prisoners by the enemy.
Distinguished Service Crosses awarded, 58
Sergeant Paul Jerome Denning was awarded the Distinguished
Service Cross for heroic service with A.E.F. in France.Accompanying
The high award are three citations for bravery.He also was
awarded a Victory Medal.
Paul J. Denning's official Service Records, signed May 8, 1919
National Guard Honorably Discharge Records.Form No. 525.1 A.G.O. August 5th, 1917.United States Military Records and Enlistment Papers.3-3164.Honorably Discharge Records.May 8, 1919.Circular 106 WD 1918.Misc. newspaper articles.
More About Paul Jerome Denning and Emily Marie Walden:
Marriage: May 23, 1921, Mayville, NY.
Children of Paul Jerome Denning and Emily Marie Walden are:
- +Emily Elizabeth Denning, b. January 08, 1922, Smethport,Pa, d. October 14, 1986, Cassadaga, NY.
- +Paul Glen Denning, b. May 28, 1923, Smethport,Pa.
- Evellyn June Denning, b. August 20, 1925, Smethport, PA.
- +LeRoy Milton Denning, b. September 06, 1927, Smethport, PA.
- +Ruth Frances Denning, b. June 22, 1930, Smethport,Pa.
- +Lawrence Albert Denning, b. September 03, 1932, Smethport,Pa, d. April 06, 1998, Buffalo, N.Y..
- +Bruce Denning, b. February 23, 1935, Smethport,Pa.
- +Joan Claudia Denning, b. March 17, 1938, Kane, PA, d. January 03, 1974, Jamestown, NY.