“My WWI Relative”

 

What did your Genesee County relative do during The Great War? About 1,400 men and women from Genesee County served in the military during the war, and many others worked in supporting organizations and civilian roles. If you would like to share your relative’s story, please contact me with any information you may have. If you have documents or photos, so much the better.

I’d be proud to include any soldier, sailor, marine, nurse, or other participant in the war among the listings on this page honoring those who served from Genesee County.



Stanley M Crocker

Town: LeRoy 

Units Served With: Battery D, 307th Field Artillery, 78th Division; Co E, 117th Ammunition Train, 42nd (Rainbow) Division

                   

Private Stanley Crocker of LeRoy served in France as a caisson driver, driving a team of horses pulling armored caissons loaded with artillery shells to the front. Shortly after the armistice, he contracted pleurisy, from which he nearly died, spending six months in French hospitals and two months in American hospitals before his discharge on July 24, 1919. Crocker was a successful businessman in LeRoy and a commander of LeRoy’s American Legion Botts-Fiorito Post #576. He died on May 3, 1982.

— Contributed by: Terry Krautwurst, grandson