Obit: Thompson, Carl (1888 - 1918)

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Surnames: THOMPSON

----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 10/24/1918

Thompson, Carl (4 AUG 1888 - 31 AUG 1918)

The war was brought home to Curtiss, Clark County, Wis. last week Sunday when Mr. Ole Thompson received word that his son Carl was killed in Action Aug. 31, 1918.

Carl Thompson was a graduate of the Colby High School and of the University of Wisconsin class of 1913. After finishing the university he worked on the U. S. Soil Survey until he entered the Second Officers' Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, Aug. 27, 1917. He received his commission and left for France in January and had been in active service for several months. The last word received from his was written Aug. 26 when he stated he had recovered from a shrapnel wound in his shoulder, received during the drive at Chateau-Thierry.

His brother, Arthur is now in service in France with the heavy field artillery of the Blackhawk Division.

Carl Thompson was born at Curtiss Aug. 4, 1888, and leaves to mourn him, an aged father, five sisters and three brothers.



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