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Brickley, Raymnd

WELLS COUNTY TURNS OUT TO HONOR SOLDIER DEAD

(Special to the News)

BLUFFTON, Ind., June 6.—Bluffton and surrounding community honored the memory of Raymond Brickley and George Palmer, two of Wells county’s boys who gave their lives on French soil during the world war by holding impressive services over the two bodies here yesterday.

The services over the body of Raymond Brickley at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Brickley, was impressive. The Rev. C. R. McKay, former pastor of the Baptist church, had charge of the service. A quartet composed of Miss Marie Swisher, Mrs. Ralph Rinear, Brooks White and Joe Seabold, sang two selections. The cortege was met in the city by the legion, which sent the colors and gun squad to the residence. The same rites were given Brickley at Fairview cemetery.

Brickley was the first Wells county youth to die in France during the world war. He was born on the adjoining farm to Roger Falk, the first Wells county boy to die on American soil during the war.

Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN 19 May 1922



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