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made a mark in the only 25 years he lived. He fought in the Champagne region of France in World War I, earning the Distinguished Service Cross for his leadership in a bold counterattack. He returned home to establish Wellesley's American Legion Post and become the youngest elected selectman at age 23. Early died two years later, possibly of heart failure, and his funeral attracted hundreds of residents, who walked four miles to his burial place at Calvary Cemetery in Waltham. The six Wellesley residents who died in the war also had stories, and the Memorial Grove tribute will likely stir interest in their lives. They are: n Army Private TEXAS BURTON, Company F, 367th Infantry, 92nd Division, was born in the British West Indies, moved to Wellesley, and died a month before Armistice Day, from a disease he had acquired in the war. n Army Sgt. JAMES GLENCROSS, Company B, 317th Field Signal Battalion, also died a month before the end of the war, from wounds received in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, a battle in the Argonne Forest in France. He was born in New Brunswick, and married Minnie Frederick of Wellesley. He worked as a telephone foreman before the war. n Army Private JAMES HICKEY, Company I, 302nd Infantry, 76th Division, was killed in right: Memorial Day 1921, American Legion bottom: Color Guard at the 2017 Veteran's Day Parade C O U R T E S Y W E L L E S L E Y H I S T O R I C A L S O C I E T Y 62 Honoring the Fallen W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8

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