According to the article, William M. Mead had lived in Hackensack and moved to Paterson, where it appears he is the Major of a Battallion in the 29th Division.  He was mentioned in one of Harry Doremus’s letters, and received high praise from none other then
General Pershing himself. 

William M. Mead was in a hospital in France suffering from the effects of being gassed while fighting in Verdun.

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Click here to view Purple Heart of which William M. Mead may have been eligible to receive when he was gassed during his service.

                                                            Written by:
                                                             Bob Meli
                                                     July 30, 2011

 

Click here to view an article regarding William M. Mead's experiences with gas warfare

 

Background image is of infantrymen making their way through a cloud of gas taken from:

http://beamingnotes.com/category/icse-poems/