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Hackensack Heroes Memorial

 

John J. Drinkwater of 89 Fair Street Hackensack died of ‘disease' according to the article. What that means exactly, I do not know. It could mean the flu or infection or well, who knows? What we do know is John J. Drinkwater's name appears on the plaques in the library and at the cemetery. He was 29 years old when he died leaving behind a wife and a child of three years old.

Written by:
Bob Meli
2009

 

 

Click here to view material from New Jersey Department of State World War I Casualties Descriptive cards and photographs researched by George Toriello
on January 1, 2018

 

Background image of a military hospital in Cologne obtained from:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2410059/WW1-soldier-Captain-Robert-Campbell-freed-prison-camp-dying-mother-kept-promise-return.html