Obit: Huckstead, Thomas F. #2 (1892 - 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Huckstead, Wiertz

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/5/1918

Huckstead, Thomas (24 Dec 1892 – ? NOV 1918)

Two more Clark County boys have made the supreme sacrifice for their country—Thomas Huckstead and Frank Wiertz. The news came last week to their parents here, in telegrams from the Army Department of the government.

The news of the death of Thomas Huckstead came Friday in a telegram to his father, Arlo Huckstead, saying that his son had died of meningitis, in France.

Thomas Huckstead went to the army July 26, 1918, going first to Camp Grant, Illinois. After a short stay there he was sent across the water to France, early in September. He was a member of the Black Hawk Division, which has made such a wonderful record in the fighting on the front. He was 25 years old December 24 and leaves, besides his father and mother, four sisters, who, while mourning his death, cannot help feeling pride in his manly qualities and wonderful accomplishments in a military way of the regiment of which he was a part.



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