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Gen. Abel Davis’s Bravery in World War Honorably Mentioned by U.S. Officer

The bravery of Gen. Abel Davis of the Illinois National Guard, a colonel during the world war at a crucial point on the Front on July 4, 1918, was given honorable mention in the intimate account of Major Henry S. Hooker, acting adjutant of the 33rd Division at the time of the taking of Hamel, as an event which was celebrated by the Allies all over Europe as significant of the entrance of the American army into the actual battle.

Major Hooker, speaking in connection with the statement of Earl Haig at the luncheon to American Legion delegates in London last Friday, described the action of the late General George Bell, Jr. in leaving the division in the British sector despite orders that they be withdrawn.

“Four companies.” Major Hooker ?tated, “about 1,000 men went over under the command of Col. Abel Davis, and that proved the value of America’s new army as ### had proved the value of our regular army in actual combat.”

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