PRIVATE AUGUST F. WALTER lived at 1033 South 5th Street with his widowed mother, Mrs. Anna Walter and his grandparents, Frederick and Barbara Brum from the 1890s until he was inducted into the Army. At the time of the 1910 Census he worked as a pipe coverer, a trade he still followed in June of 1917 when he registered for the draft. Drafted at the age of 30, he was sent to Camp Dix, New Jersey on May 27, 1918. He left for France as a member of Company C, 312th Engineers.
August Walters contracted pneumonia and died while serving in France on October 22, 1918. His mother survived him. The August F. Walter Chapter No. 4, Disabled American Veterans of the World War, which had its chapter home at 310 Broadway, was named in his memory. This chapter, which now meets at the VFW Post in Westmont, New Jersey, was still active in 2005.
Camden Courier-Post - January 20, 1928
GOLD STAR MOTHERS TO ATTEND FOREIGN WAR VETERANíS BALL
Gold Star Mothers will be the honor guests at the first annual military
ball of the Camden Post, No. 980, Veterans of Foreign Wars, to be held on
Friday evening, February 3, in the Elks ballroom, Seventh and Cooper
Elaborate plans for this ball are under the chairmanship of John S.
Invitations have been issued for patrons and patronesses and the list
will be announced early next week.
Gold Star Mothers to attend the affair are Mrs. C. Alberger, Mrs. Harriett Ablett, Mrs. Laura Brown. Mrs. A. Crangel, Mrs. A. Cassidey, Mrs. R. Dilks, Mrs. Kate Geist, Mrs. M. Griffen, Mrs. Horace B. Keebler, Mrs. H. Kirk, Mrs. Ross Leahy, Mrs. M. A. Matson, Mrs. M. McGuckin, Mrs. Mary Martin, Mrs. M. Matthews, Mrs. Cooling Pond, Mrs. Oliver Powell*, Mrs. Mary Pennington, Mrs. C. Rolk, Mrs. E. Simons, Mrs. Mary Schucker, Mrs. Margaret Steigerwald, Mrs. Annie Taylor, Mrs. M. Osborn, Mrs. Mary Keegan, Mrs. Anna Kennedy, Mrs. T.C. Young and Mrs. Walters.
Assisting Mr. Pennington in planning this ball are John Rouh, James W. Connor, Charles Bozian, Robert MacMahon, Edward Watson, David Lukoff, Harry Laxton, Edward A. Stark, George Jones, William V. Long, Joseph Keefe, Charles Blank sad Marvel Passwater.
* Newspaper error- Mrs. Oliver Powell was actually Mrs. Oliver Purnell
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