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CPL Adam Henry Bock

CPL Adam Henry Bock

Bellwood, Butler County, Nebraska, USA
Death 29 Aug 1918 (aged 25)
Massachusetts, USA
Burial Bellwood, Butler County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 32081254 · View Source
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Corporal Bock's Death Due to Accident; Funeral Tuesday

Adam H. Bock, Ambulance Company 248, 12th Sanitary Train.

Corporal Adam H. Bock's death at Camp Devens, Mass., last week Thursday was the result of an accident was information brought to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Bock, Monday afternoon when a soldier from the camp arrived here with the body. Corporal Bock was in charge of the guard the night the accident happened. He was standing in a road at the camp giving directions to his squad when an army truck came down the hill behind him at a rapid rate of speed. His comrades tried to warn him of the danger, but the truck was upon him before he could move. He was knocked down and his skull crushed. The truck was driven by a civilian and the latter was held by the authorities pending an investigation.

The body of Corporal Bock was taken to the home of his parents upon arrival Monday afternoon, a detail from the Columbus home guards acting as pall bearers. A brief prayer service was held by the Bellwood Methodist Minister at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, and the body was taken to the Methodist Church at Bellwood where public services were conducted. Corporal Bock was laid to rest in the Bellwood Cemetery with military honors. Sergeant Francis Dussell and Private P.J. Caillouet were in attendance as a detail from the Columbus guards, while the entire David City company was present. Hundreds of people from the soldier boy's old home community gathered to pay their respects. The church was large enough to accomodate only a small portion of the crowd.

Newspaper Article dated Sept 6, 1918

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Adam Bock was born in Bellwood November 10, 1892 and grew to manhood there. On November 14, 1917, he was married to Emma Woods, of David City, the marriage took place in Omaha. Since he went into service his wife has been living with his parents in Columbus. Before entering the service he was employed in Kopac's garage in David City.

Corporal Bock's military service was short. He went to Camp Funston, Kas., June 28 and in a few weeks was transferred to Camp Devens, where he me met his death. He was in the medical corps. Only a few days before his death he wrote to home folks stating that he was enjoying army life and regretted that he had not entered the service earlier.

Adam Bock was the first of the family of eleven children to pass away. He leaves besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Bock, five brothers and five sisters, namely, Lawrence of David City, Anton, Frank, Vincent Jr., and George Bock, Mrs. John West and Mrs. George Cady, residing near Bellwood, and Mrs. Mike Barley (Beierle), Mrs. Thomas Barley (Beierle), and Mrs. Henry Jacobs, living in or near Columbus.

Butler County Press, September 5, 1918

A daughter, Gail Idelle Bock, was born 5 months later, January 28, 1919.

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  • Maintained by: Roger
  • Originally Created by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
  • Added: 10 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32081254
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Adam Henry Bock (10 Nov 1892–29 Aug 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32081254, citing Bellwood Cemetery, Bellwood, Butler County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Roger (contributor 47105780) .