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Wilmer Hughes Eicke

Graduating Class of 1917
Served in World War I
Attached photograph of Private First Class Eicke

Private First Class
Wilmer Hughes Eicke

10th Field Artillery Regiment
26th Infantry Division


Narragansett Pier, RI

Date of Birth

Location of Death


Date of Death

Location of Burial

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France

More About Private First Class Eicke

Private First Class Eicke graduated from Brown University in 1915. While there he was a member of the Sock and Buskin Society and was considered a student of high standing, especially in modern languages. During his junior year there, he also served as the Vice President of the Cercle Français. He later attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a post-graduate.

He enlisted in July, 1917 and received part of his training at Boxford, MA.

After being sent overseas, he was killed by a German sniper while shelling an enemy ammunition train near the Belgian border.