Risley, Arthur


Risley, Arthur
Arthur Risley in France. Photo from the collection of Grace and Ken Shaw.

Arthur Risley was born on March 9, 1894 in Middle Island. Arthur Risley was the son of Thomas and Grace Risley of Yaphank. Before enlisting in the Army, Risley was working for Charles E. Franesbach and Sons as a farmer. Arthur enlisted in the Army on December 4, 1917. He was assigned to the 464th Engineers. Risley was assigned to a pontoon train, his unit built pontoon bridges for advancing troops. He was engaged at St. Mihiel, the Meuse River and the Battle of the Argonne Forest. Risley was discharged on May 14, 1919.


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