In a statement made by Coporal Vester W. Haygood (Service No. 2231169), Co. B, 345th Machine Gun Battalion, said that Private Beavers, "Died of wounds (on) 9/29/18....This man was caught in a Bas Barrage lasting from 1:00 to 3:00 a.m. September 28th 1918. This man being on duty in reserce line trenches between Villars-on-Haye and Vilsey, there are no eye witnesses available that were there at the time of gas, but reliabe information has been obtained from men in this Company who were present at the Ambulance when this man reported and was sent to the Field Hospital 315, San. Train on the morning of September 28th 1918."
On 25 Aug 1917, the 90th Division officially came into being at Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas when Major General Henry T. Allen assumed command. The first recruits began arriving on 17 Sep 1917 and the unit was originally composed of men from Texas and Oklahoma. The Division's monogram, which was adopted in France was "T-O." Geographical lines were followed when the battalions and regiments were organized. The 345th Machine Gun Battalion was commanded by Major Henry R. Kimberling.
The 90th Division left American during the period of 13 June 1918 to 6 Jul 1918 and was the 22nd division of the American Expeditionary Forces to arrive in France. In late-September 1918, the 90th Division established out-posts in the Puvenelle, France areas.
"The next day (27 Sep 1918), there was a mustard gas concentration on the line of resistance of the 359th Infantry and Co. B, 345th Machine Gun Battalion, suffering very heavily. The positions became so bad that it was necessary to move them out into new ones (trenches). Owing to the persistency of this type of gas, it was never possible to occupy the gas-saturated trenches during the time that the Division remained in the Puvenelle sector."
The casualty report in Tuesday's Daily papers carried the name of Harry Weakley Beavers as killed in action on the firing line in France. He is the son of the late Joe Ed. Beavers and his widowed mother is now living near the town of Milano.
The deceased was married only last November to Miss Apaelia Stidmmons (sic) and was called to service soon thereafter.
Beavers had a brother killed in Los Angeles when The Times building was dynamited several years ago.
 Haulsee, Texas - p. 290
 McGregor, p. 15
 Individual Deceased Personnel 293 File, Office of the Quarter Master General Burial Case Files, 1915-1939 (Record Group 92), National Archives Building, Washington, DC
 Military Service Card (Form No. 724-7, A.G.O.), Texas Military Forces Museum, Adjutant General of Texas, Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas
 Wythe, p. 232
 No Texas Death Certificate found
 WWI Draft Registration, Milam Co., TX: Film M-1507, Roll #124
 Brown Co., TX, T-1073, Roll 11, ED 5, SH 16, LN 94
 Milam Co., TX, T-624, Roll 1577, ED 58, SH 7A, LN 29
 Brown County, Texas, Index to Marriages 1880-1920
 Form No. 724-7, A.G.O.
 Matchless Milam, p. 239-240
 Wythe, p. ______
 Wythe, p. ______
 Wythe, p. 73.
 Cameron Herald, 24 Oct 1918, p. 1.
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