Photograph of Harry P Hackett. Contained in an album at the Dorchester Historical Society of about 150 photos kept by Nathaniel R. Perkins, MD, who examined thousands of men who were going into the war, 1914-1918. Given by Mrs N. R. Perkins in accordance with instructions from her late husband, Dr. Nathaniel P. Perkins of 1122 Adams St, Dorchester. Index catalog has entries for the individuals.
Harry P Hackett 1043 Washington St Dor Serg Trained at Fort Jackson So Carolina Sailed for France Aug 4, 1918, Assigned to M Co 53d Pioneer Infantry In trenches Aug 2 saw severe fighting in all big battles, in the Argonne was taken prisoner by two Germans but only for a brief time as he turned on his captors killing them both and escaped to American lines to be decorated. At the battle of Miskiel was seriously gassed and has been at Base Headquarter 99 at ? France since Armistice was signed