Walter Tooley – Corporal, United States Army

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KILLED WHILE FIRING A SALUTE

WASHINGTON, May 30, 1901 – Corporal W. F. Tooley, light artillery gunner, was instantly killed by the premature discharge of a cannon while firing a salute just outside the gates of Arlington National Cemetey today.

The breech block blew out, striking Tooley in the shoulder, breaking his neck, crushing his ribs and tearing its way down his frame, disfiguring him in a horrible manner. Tooley was a native of Pennsylvania, was thirty-five years old and had recently re-enlisted.


TOOLEY, WALTER G

  • CPL 4TH FLD BETTY
  • DATE OF DEATH: 05/30/1901
  • BURIED AT:   SITE 14153
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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