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William Anthony Hemmick

Submitted by: Patricia Daly-Lipe {great niece}


5ca385b91412a Pictures 0 mugWilliam Anthony Hemmick was born around 1886. William Hemmick served in World War 1 with a non-government service organization. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

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When the First World War broke out, now ordained, Father William Hemmick felt committed to help the troops. After the war, he was proclaimed the Patriot Priest of Picardy by the Army and Navy.

His letters written from the front lines of the battle of Picardy to his sister, now in the archives of Georgetown Univ., are included in my book about his life: 'PATRIOT PRIEST, The Story of Monsignor William A. Hemmick, the Vatican's First American Canon.'

These letters give a personal perspective on what was happening during that battle. Included in my book are also stories of the Red Cross and much more pertaining to WWI.

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