Thursday, April 22, 2010

Obituary of Frank N. Gower, Brooklyn NY and Maine, WWI Casualty

It's hard to fathom that this young man died on November 16, 1918 of wounds received on Nov 2, and yet his parents were not informed of his death until January 4, 1919!  I hope there was an error in the article.

"Private Gower Dies of Wounds"

Private Frank N. Gower, 45th Co., 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment U.S. Marines, reported died of wounds Nov. 16, 1918, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gower, formerly of Gardiner [Maine].  He was born in 1900, at Auburn [Maine].  He enlisted from the home of his parents, Brooklyn, N.Y., received his training at Paris Island, S. C., and went across in August.  He was one of 22 picked men of his company for overseas duty.  Private Gower was wounded Nov 2.  His parents received news of his death on Jan 4, 1919.
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