John J. Drinkwater
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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



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: