Photograph of David Worth Loring in army uniform.
David Worth Loring (1887-1918) was born in Sumter, SC. He joined the Wilmington Light Infantry (WLI), and participated in training exercises in 1911 at Fort Caswell. He was also on the Armory and Finance committee for the WLI. He married Viola Shaw in Wilmington, NC in 1916. He went overseas with the Co. C. 15th Machine Gun Battalion and was killed in action in 1918 in Belgium, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross for devotion to duty and refusing aid until his men were safe. He is buried in Flanders Field American Cemetery.
1919 March 29
World War I; Flanders Field American Cemetery (Waregem, Belgium)
Bill Reaves Family Files, Series II, "Loring" File
Donated to the New Hanover County Public Library by Bill Reaves in 1999
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