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1st Lieutenant Dexter Edward Bailey
Dexter was born in West Andover on March 29, 1890 to Edward Webster Bailey and Martha A. (Miller) Bailey. His father was one of the first rural mail carriers for the Lowell Post Office. His grandfather was a civil war veteran from the 13th Vermont Infantry. His great grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War.
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He died December 2, 1918 at Fort Bowie in Texas from pneumonia at the age of 28. He left his wife, Grace Althea (Revelle) of South Dakota, his parents, his sister Clara Ellen Bailey and brother William Irving Bailey who owned the North Tewksbury Garage on Andover Street. His death certificates indicates his burial in Lowell.
A square at Andover and North Streets in Tewksbury is named in his honor.
Private Everett Earl Fulton
Everett was born June 13, 1899 in Littleton, MA son of James and Jennie (Lunergan) Fulton. He enlisted May 1, 1918 in R.A. Cavalry, unassigned. He died October 14, 1918 of influenza at Fort Bliss in Texas. Before the war Everett was employed in chemical works.
In the 1920 census the family was renting on Main Street in Tewksbury. He was survived by his large family, parents and brothers Harold, James, Robert, Walter, Claire (Guyette), Lottie (Gilchrist), Treva (Hartley) and Estelle (McLaughlin). The family stayed in the greater Lowell area. He is buried in the Tewksbury Center Cemetery.
A square at Main Street and Salem Road in Tewksbury is named in his honor.
Private Dennis Francis O'Connell
Dennis was born in Philadelphia, PA October 29, 1895. He grew up in Birchville, PA and registered for draft while he was living in Somerville, MA. He started his employment with Tewksbury State Hospital on November 17, 1917 and left to join the war effort on April 25, 1918. He was one of 75 employees of the 320 employees at the Tewksbury State Hospital to join the war effort. He worked at the men's hospital on night duty and lived there too.
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Corporal Gerald Rex Thomas Silk
Although not on the monument in Tewksbury Center, Gerald Silk has a square named for him in Tewksbury. He was born July 25, 1893 in Tewksbury and he grew up at 1411 Andover Street in Tewksbury before moving to Lowell with his family. He was killed in action July 18, 1918 in Belleau Woods in France serving with the Yankee Division. His brother, Bruno Silk also serving died during the war and died of disease September 21, 1918. Bruno is buried in the Edson Cemetery in Lowell and Gerald is buried in the Aisne Marne Cemetery in France.
A square at Andover and Fiske Streets in Tewksbury is named in his honor. He also has a square in Lowell in his honor at Bridge & Hampshire Streets.
Thank you Tewksbury for your sacrifice during the Great War and we remember them.