DUKE, THOMAS HERSHELL - - -- SERGEANT
Son of William A. (deceased) and Ella (Margaret Ellen) Duke; born March 8, 1891, Williamsburg, Wayne County, Ind.
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 23, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
Transferred to Kelly Field, Tex.; assigned to duty as Clerk in Headquarters Unit of 27th Aerial Squadron.
Transferred to Ft. Sill, Okla.; assigned to 4th Aerial Squadron.
Entered Central Officers Training Camp, at Camp Taylor, Ky.
Died of mastoiditis November 12, 1918, at Camp Taylor.
Buried at Williamsburg, Ind.
Camp Taylor is a neighborhood and former military base six miles southeast of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, USA. First announced on June 11, 1917 it was originally a military camp named for former president Zachary Taylor. For a time it was America's largest military training camp, housing 47,500 men at one time, and spurred development in an area that was previously dominated by farmland.
Most of the camp was dismantled after World War I and a residential neighborhood emerged.
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