“Body of Private Buk Arrives in Lowell”

In honor of Veterans Day, each day this month we will post the story of a soldier from Lowell who died during the First World War. Thanks again to Eileen Loucraft for providing us with this content:

Body of Private Buk Arrives in Lowell

The body of Priv. Charles Buk, who gave up his life on the battlefields of France while fighting under the colors of Uncle Sam, arrived in this city from New York this morning and was removed to the funeral parlors of Undertaker James W. McKenna in Bridge street. On Saturday morning the remains will be removed to the home of a sister of deceased, Mrs. Stanislawa Ewiziraki, 39 West Fourth street.

Priv. Buk enlisted in this city with headquarters Co., 101st Infantry and shortly after his enlistment he sailed for France. He was killed in action at Chateau-Thierry on June 19, 1918. He is survived by his mother and several brothers and sisters. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon and the body will be escorted to the cemetery by members of the American legion.