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 Charles “Charley” Erickson

Charles “Charley” Erickson

Birth
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Death 19 Sep 1918 (aged 30)
Burial Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 75, Lot 146, Interment #16248
Memorial ID 73190001 · View Source
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Pvt., M Co., 353rd Infantry, 89th Division. Enlisted Apr 1918 in Topeka, KS.
Honor Roll Casualty List Jan 18, 1919.

Born 5 Aug 1888, Topeka, KS. Son of Ida & (the late) Alexander ERICKSON, Topeka, KS

Died from wounds 31 Dec 1918 at Base Hospital No. 7 from bronchial pneumonia and shrapnel poisoning sustained about October 22nd during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. He wrote to his mother on Nov 1, 1918 from a bed in the hospital and stated "My wound is about two inches wide and three inches long. I was hit with shrapnel but I was sure lucky at that. It is a wonder I didn't get all blown to pieces for the shell hit right at my feet, ..."

Originally buried in French soil, remains returned to the US and re-interred in the Topeka Cemetery


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  • Maintained by: Oz
  • Originally Created by: Dave Murray
  • Added: 11 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73190001
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles “Charley” Erickson (5 Aug 1888–19 Sep 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73190001, citing Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Oz (contributor 46520830) .