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Willmar Albert Bathke

Submitted by: Allen Phetteplace, VFW post, and Walter F. Johnson

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Willmar Albert Bathke born around 1895, Willmar Bathke served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1918.

Story of Service

Willmar Bathke- Born at Springfield, Minn., June 22, 1895. Son of Fred and Sean Bathke, of Tony.

Before entering the service, he was engaged in farm work, assisting his parents.

Entered the service July 5, 1918. Assigned to 109th Co. Engineers, 28th Division. Sailed for France Sept. 12, 1918. Participated in the battle of St. Mihiel. Was gassed at Thincourt, Nov. 2, 1918.

Suffered an attack of bronchial pneumonia which resulted in his death, Nov. 9, 1918. (Burial Riverside Cemetery, Ladysmith).

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