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Collection Number RG0836.AM
Collection Name RG0836 Burleigh, Raymond
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Raymond Burleigh collection
Date or Date Span 1918-1921
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1921
Admin/Biographical History Raymond Burleigh, eldest son of J.R. and Dora (Tunberg) Burleigh, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on August 14, 1905. Using the assumed name of Fred De Reaux, he enlisted at Kansas City, Missouri, in June of 1917 when he was just eleven years old. He was said to be the "Youngest Yank" in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. He returned to Nebraska after being discharged in 1920. After returning to Nebraska he married a former school mate, Corinne Buffum. They moved to Ravenna, Nebraska, where he went to work for the Burlington Railroad.
Scope & Content This collection consists of 1920 and 1921 clippings from Omaha, Nebraska, newspapers relating to Raymond Burleigh, who was said to be the "Youngest Yank" in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. The articles include pictures of Burleigh; his wife, Corrine Buffum Burleigh; and Miroslav Marek, the "youngest veteran of all the armies of the World War." There is also a brief family history and a letter Burleigh wrote under his alias, Fred De Reaux, December 14, 1918, to his mother Mrs. James R. Burleigh, while he was in France.
Subjects World War I
Soldiers
People Burleigh, Corinne (Buffum)
Burleigh, Raymond
De Reaux, Fred
Marek, Miroslav
Search Terms Burleigh family
World War, 1914-1918