HENRY M. SUCKLEY KILLED BY BOMB Rhinebeck Man Killed Sunday In France by German Bomb—Honoured For His Work Another brilliant name has been added to the honor roll of American youths who have given their lives to France. It is that of Henry Eglinton Montgomery Suckley of Rhinebeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bowne Suckley and grandson of the late Rev. Henry E. Montgomery, D. D., former pastor of the Church of the Incarnation, New York. The young man had been promoted recently for daring work to the position of command of the New York Stock Exchange section of American ambulances. Last Sunday, March 25, while engaged in driving wounded soldiers from the battlefront to the base hospital, near Salonica, an enemy aeroplane dropped a bomb on the car. It was demolished and the driver sustained injuries from which he dies the next day, March 26. News of the death was received Tuesday by his parents as well as by his uncle, Henry E. Montgomery, of the firm of that name, members of the New York Stock Exchange. The first cable, telling of the young man's serious injury was followed shortly by announcement of his death, sent by Stephen Galatti, second in command of the American Ambulance Corps at the French front. Notice of the death was posted at the stock exchange and caused genuine sorrow among the floor members, many of whom were intimately acquainted with Mr. Suckley and with the character of service he has been performing on the French front. Cables of inquiry have been sent to A. Platt [sic] Andrew, in charge of the American Ambulance Corps, asking for full details of the death. Mr. Suckley was 31 years old and is survived by his father and mother, Robert Bowne Suckley and Elizabeth Montgomery Suckley, and by two brothers and three sisters, of whom he was the eldest. He was a Harvard graduate of the class of 1910 and received his preliminary education at Phillips Exeter. After graduation the young man travelled [sic] extensively, and was preparing to go into business in New York when the war broke out abroad. He was among the first of the Harvard men to offer his services to France as an ambulance driver and left New York on January 1, 1915. He has been in service continuously since that time with the execption [sic] of several brief furloughs. During his term of service he was at practically every front on the wide line and spent a large part of this year at Pont-a-Mousson. In August of 1915 his services were recognized to the extent of his appointment to the command of Section 10, a section of twenty-five ambulance cars maintained in the field at the expense of members of the New York Stock Exchange. Men who have been at the French front in the ambulance service and who have worked side by side with Mr. Suckley declared there was no more enthusiastic or cool headed driver of American ambulances at the front than he, and that his devotion to the tasks which were set for him, in aiding wounded soldiers by transporting them from battlefields to physician's headquarters behind the lines saved innumerable lives. While in this country last fall in search of young men for the ambulance service, Mr. Suckley wrote an article for the Gazette describing his varied and thrilling experiences.
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