Thursday, October 25, 2018

PVT Jacob L. Turetzky

PVT Jacob L. Turetzky was born in Minsk, Russia about 1887.  He lived in Brooklyn, New York.  We know that his reported next of kin was his uncle (likely his mother's brother) Max Fried who lived at 528 (or 328) Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn.  Jacob may have been a tailor.

After entering the army, Jacob was assigned to E Company 116th Infantry and shipped out with that unit aboard the Finland on 13 Jun 1918.  PVT Turetzky (sometimes found spelled as 'Turetsky') was killed in action on 25 Oct 1918.

PVT Turetzky is not buried overseas so we believe he was repatriated and re-interred in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, New York. 

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