Arthur S. Nicklar is a man who has some mystery as to his actual name and who he was. The article in the paper which was right above the article
Arthur Nicholas Dies at Camp Dix from Spanish Influenza September 30, 1918.
The article states that the local draft board has a Arthur Nicholas from Hackensack, but the people of Hackensack seemed to think the only man with a similar name that they knew was at Camp Dix at the time was a “colored” man 24 years old named Arthur S. Nicklar.
To confuse this more, I received material from a Jim Wrocklage who
I am going to give you my opinion from the information we have as to what is correct. I believe the man was Arthur S. Nicklar, the “colored” man as they mentioned in the article, as the only man at Camp Dix from Hackensack at that time. Nicklar is an odd spelling and that is how it is written on the three plaques in Hackensack and the one I believe at
What strikes me is with all the prejudice of the day there was this sense in the news article that a Hackensack young man had died and they wanted to honor him if he was one of ours, whether he was colored or not. The town's people did just that on the plaque at the library. All names are listed together in alphabetical order, with no segregation or mention of color at all on the list.
The background image is a photo of the ward at Camp Funston obtained from: