Elgin D. Buchholz was born in Alberta, Canada in
either Medicine Hat or Hilda. His father Ferdinand immigrated to
San Francisco, CA in 1924, the same year his son Elgin was born.
Two years later he had saved enough to pay for the transportation for
his wife and four children.
The family group traveled south from
the Medicine Hat, Alberta area to make their border crossing at the
Eastport, Idaho on 25 September 1928. From there they traveled to
San Francisco to join the head of the family.
Grave marker for Pvt Elgin D. Buchholz at
Plot F Row 10 Grave 35
the Henri Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium.
Pvt Buchholz was killed in action on
January 12, 1945 and was awarded the Purple Heart.
(Photos courtesy Emmanuel Charles Fleurus, Belgium)