George F. Lamm was presumably the first Town of Amherst
serviceman to give his life for his country in World War I. George
F. Lamm was Born December 3, 1894 in No. Tonawanda, NY. He attended
Ascension School in North Tonawanda, and North Tonawanda High
School. The family move from North Tonawanda to Pendelton, NY in
1910 when George was about 17 years old. He worked for
Columbus-McKinnon until he went into the service in November 1917.
After Training at Camp Dix, NJ, he left for France in March 1918.
As a Machine Gunner in Co. L, 7th Infantry Reg., 3rd
Division, he was killed in the line of Duty July 15, 1918. The 3rd
Division, of which George was a member, played an important role in
repulsing the German Drive at the time.
Pvt. George F. Lamm is listed among those who were missing in
action. In accordance with our Governmentís program of honoring
those of our dead whose remains were not recovered or identified,
Private Lammís name was permanently inscribed on the Missing
of the Aisne-Marne Memorial, Belleau, Aisne, France.