Allen Otto Delke (1888-1918)

Grave of Allen Otto Delke

Allen Otto Delke grave, Union Cemetery, Slatington, Pennsylvania; image credit

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Allen Otto Delke (30 May 1888 - 2 November 1918) was killed in action while serving with Company I, 314th infantry regiment (The same unit as Laird Kern.), 79th infantry division, near Consenvoye, France (a few kilometers east of Montfaucon). He was thirty years old.

His military service was much the same as that of Laird Kern.
Delke was born at Lehigh Gap and ended up living with his friend Lloyd Schlosser in Slatington, Pennsylvania.
1 March 1918, accepted for military service
28 May 1918, left for to leave for Camp Meade, Maryland
8 July 1918, sailed for France from Hoboken, New Jersey with his unit.

Private Delke was originally buried in the American Cemetery near Consenvoye, France, before being moved to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery. Later, he was re-interred in the Union Cemetery, Slatington, Pennsylvania.

Prewar listed occupation: bridge builder

Draft registration listed home address: 116 Main Street, Slatington, Pennsylvania

father William O. Delke, 1857-1897
mother Sibilla (or Sabilla) M. Delke, 1855-1905