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Gust Birakis

Birth
Death 28 Oct 1917
Nassau County, New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section: 2 , Site: 7568
Memorial ID 2585199 · View Source
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Rock Springs Miner no. 44 November 02, 1917
FIRST SWEETWATER CO. MAN KILLED IN WAR
In a telegram received here this week, announcement was made of the death of Gust Borakis, who was run down by an automobile while on guard duty at Camp Mills, Long Island.
Borakis enlisted in Rock Springs in June, and was formerly employed in the mines at Gunn. He was of Greek nationality and when the call was made for volunteers to fill the Wyoming troops, he enlisted and was stationed at Camp Greene, North Carolina, for training. Recently the Wyoming troops were moved to Camp Mills, Long Island, for further training. Borakis as on guard duty, according to report, and was in the act of trying to prevent an automobile from passing his post when he was run down by the machine.
The name of the person driving the machine has not been given out, but there is a report that it was an officer of his own division. There has been considerable trouble experienced by the war department with the newly appointed officers. They are not grasping the idea of military discipline.
A telegram received here from the commandant at Camp Mills, on Wednesday, by Nick Megas, a cousin of Borakis, states that the body of Borakis was buried at Camp Mills. His name will long be remembered in this vicinity as that of the first man from Sweetwater county to lose his life in the present war.
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Rock Springs Rocket no. 50 November 02, 1917
Soldier Killed in East
Private Bizakis, a member of the Wyoming field artillery, was run down and killed by an automobile driven by a non-commissioned officer whose name could not be learned. The accident occurred while he was on guard duty at Camp Mills, N.Y.
The dead man is believed to be Gust Birakis, who joined the regiment at Rock Springs just after the beginning of the war.


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2585199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gust Birakis (unknown–28 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2585199, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .