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Admin/Biog History William Wakeman Hackett was born in Oshkosh January 25, 1894. His parents were Carrie Wakeman and Richard H. Hackett, Sr. He attended the Training School and Oshkosh Normal School before studying at Phillips Exeter in New Hampshire. In World War I he graduated and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant from the Officer's Training Camp at Little Rock, Arkansas and sailed for France with the 121st Field Artillery, 32nd Division in January 1918. His battery saw action in two battles. He returned to the US in October 1918 where he was commissioned Captain of the newly formed 54th Field Artillery at Camp Travis, Texas. He was discharged February 27, 1919. He remained in the Army Reserve until his death and rose to the rank of Major in the 377th Artillery. He was a travelling salesman following the war, but was active with the Yacht Club and the American Legion. In 1933 he became ill while on maneuvers and returned to Oshkosh where he died six weeks later.
Classification Archives
Collection William Wakeman Hackett
Dates of Accumulation 1918
Abstract Bottle wrapper for Whiteleys Whiskey. It depicts a bottle of House of Lords Scotch Whiskey. It is inscribed, "H. Landeck & myself have this in stock. How many please?" and "You sent me a label once when I was 'parched' in Nebraska."
Event World War I
Category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG70.1.1
Object Name Wrapper
People Hackett, William Wakeman
Subjects 32nd Division
World War I
Artillery (Troops)
Whiskey
Alcoholic beverages
Title Bottle Wrapper
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