Tcch. Scrgt. Fred L. Hollowell, 23-year-old Norwood soldier, was seriously wounded in action with the Yankee Division in France on November 6th, the War Department reported in a telegram received Saturday night by the soldier’s mother, Mrs. Florence Hallowcll of 266 Lenox Street.
Sergt. Hallowell has been on active service with the 26th Infantry Division — the same YD of World War I fame — since the National Guard was federalized four years ago. He left this country the latter part of August, landing at Cherbourg, after that French port on the Normandy peninsula had been opened to Allied shipping. The YD was only recently identified as in action with the American 3rd Army in the vicinity of Nano/ in the lower sector of the German western front.
The War Department gave no particulars in its notification to Mrs. Hallotwell, stating simply that further information would be forwarded when it became available.
Sergt. Hallowell attended the Norwood schools and was employed by the C. B. Fleming Co. prior to entering the service. During the early stages of the war he was stationed with the YD at Camp Edwards, remaining with that outfit during its long and intensive training program in other sections of the country.
His sister, Mary, is a nurse at the Norwood Hospital.