Fred Cook Gilpatric, Jr., Square

No. 13040 Fred Cook Gilpatric, Jr.

The intersection of Adams Street and Milton Street was designated a Hero Square for Frec Cook Gilpatric, Jr.

Gilpatric lived at 113 Richmond Street. Fred graduated from Boston Latin School in 1914 and went on to study at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was set to graduate in 1919 but never would; he was chosen for military service after enlisting on June 5, 1918.  His draft card describes him as a young man of “medium height and build, light blue eyes, and dark brown hair.”

Fred did not serve very much time in the military as he was stricken with influenza pneumonia and never recovered. On September 27, 1918, Fred died at the Base Hospital in Camp Lee, Virginia while he was still in officer training school. His death certificate lists him as a “soldier, private in Company 26, Central Officers Training.” He is buried in Dorchester at Cedar Grove Cemetery, and his grave is marked with a stone that reads: “Our Soldier Boy.”


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January 9, 2022

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