Ivy    Courtney  
  Rank, Service
Corporal,  U.S. Army
  Veteran of:
U.S. Army 1917-1918
World War I 1917-1918 (KIA)

Ivy Courtney was born in 1895 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at Jackson Barracks, Louisiana, on May 5, 1917, and served with Company L of the 9th Infantry Regiment in May 1917. He then served with Company L of the 47th Infantry Regiment from May to August 1917, followed by service back with Company L of the 9th Infantry Regiment from August 1917 until he deployed with his unit to France in October 1917 as part of the 2nd Infantry Division. During this time, Corporal Courtney participated in the campaigns at Aisne, Aisle-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Ile de France, and Lorraine. He was badly wounded at the Battle of Marne on July 18, 1918, and he was killed in action on November 4, 1918. Ivy Courtney was buried at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in Romagne, France.

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