Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Francis Ackley Hero Of WW1.

Francis Ackley, Corporal, Company D., 60th., Infantry.

For extraordinary herisim in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918.  After his company had suffered sever losses from an enemy machine gun, Corp. Ackley volunteered to silence it singlee-handed.  Advancing from the flank under heavy sniping fire, he surprised the crew, killed the three gunners with his pistol and then turned the machine gun on the enemy, covering the advance of his detachment to the position and inflicting several losses on the hostile troops.
Home address, Thomas Ackley, Uncle, 656 Lake Street, Elmira, New York.