THE NEWARK COURIER
Newark, N.Y. Thurs., Oct. 3, 1918
AUGUST CAMP FIRST ARCADIAN TO DIE ON FIELD OF BATTLE
Wounds and Gas Received in Attack Snuff Out Life of Brave Farmer Boy on September 6th.
HIGH MASS TO BE CELEBRATED ON TUESDAY
Mercantile District Will Stop During Ceremony in Recognition of Sacrifice.
Word was received, Tuesday morning, that August Camp, who left with a draft quota from Arcadia in February last, died September 6th, from wounds received in action. He belonged to the 308th Machine Gun Company, New York, and had been on the firing line for two months.
About two weeks ago his uncle received word from a Red Cross nurse that he was in the hospital suffering from gas. September 13th the New York Central people received word that he and his pal, who were both former employees, had been killed, but the family did not credit it, not having received the official confirmation. The wire received Tuesday morning by his brother, Charles, reads:
To Newark, N.Y.,
8:23p.m. Sept. 30, 1918
Mr. Peter Camp
64 Mason St.
Deeply regret to inform you that it is officially reported that Private August Camp, Machine Gun Company Battalion, died, September sixth, from wounds received in action.
The Adjutant Gen'l.
8:15 a.m. 1st.
August Camp was born Dec. 14, 1890 and had always lived in Wayne county. He worked on a farm until about a year ago, when he entered the employ of the New York Central Railroad Company and was drafted from that position. He entered the service February 25th, 1918, and had been over with William Clark. He had no sisters and had made his home with his brother, Charles, of this village. He was six feet and three inches tall and was said to be the largest of all the boys entering the service from this place. He had many relatives and friends and was generally well liked.
He is the first of Arcadia's sons to give his life on the field of battle. As a fitting tribute in memory of his supreme sacrifice, the Merchants' Association have suggested that stores be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 8th from 10 to 12, during the celebration of High Mass at St. Michael's church, of which he was a member.
August Camp's sacrifice brings home to the people of Arcadia their duty by these brave sons. His sacrifice for the home folks will be met with great sorrow by the whole community, and with a renewed determination to support his remaining comrades to the utmost.
Submitted by Co-coordinator Allyn Hess Perry.
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