Leo Stewart Manville was born June 5, 1894 in Cedar Falls, Iowa to parents Leroy P. and Jeanette A. Jones Manville. He was inducted in the U.S. Army on September 27, 1917 in Yonkers, NY. He was assigned to the 152nd Depot Brigade through October 30, 1917. He was transferred to the Headquarters Company of the 320th Field Artillery Regiment until January 5, 1918. He attended Officer Training School at Camp Gordon, GA until April 5, 1918. He was then assigned back to the Headquarters Company of the 320th. He was promoted to Sergeant on April 18, 1918. He served overseas from May 19. 1918 to July 31, 1918 when he was discharged to accept a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was transferred to the 76th Field Artillery Regiment. He continued to serve overseas until July 5, 1919 and participated in Meuse-Argonne Offensive (Sept - Nov 1918). He was honorably discharged on July 24, 1919.
Sergeant Manville was married to Margaret Roebling on April 5, 1926 in New York City. As per the 1930 U.S. Census, he and Margaret had a son, lived in Elmsford, NY and he was a lawyer with the New York Central Railroad. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He died on December 22, 1980 in White Plains, NY.
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