George St. John Williams

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  • Team Work Volume III no. 6 - Smith - June 1924

Williams, George St. John of Foxburg, Pa., died from pneumonia at Marsovan, Turkey, on December 10. 1922. Mr. Williams was in charge of the Near East Relief unit at Marsovan at the time that the orphans from the interior were being evacuated by way of Samsoun and the Black Sea. In meeting each column as it arrived in the city on the long trip overland to the coast, Williams contracted a heavy cold. He continued at his work despite the remonstrances of his physicians and pneumonia developed. A veteran of the A. E . F., his body was sent to the United States and buried with full military honors at Arlington Cemetery.

(Source: Team Work Volume III no. 6 – Smith – June 1924The Story of Near East Relief – Barton – 1930)