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Leonard Millican lived with his mother and brother in the old Simonds farmhouse which is still standing on the southerly side of Lexington Street near the Mall. He not only ran that farm but also worked at times as a furniture salesman. He was an active member of the Burlington church. Because of his fine tenor voice he often sang solo in the church choir. He enlisted in the Army July 25, 1917, for a time trained with a Cavalry unit but went overseas as a member of the 102nd Machine Gun Battalion. He was killed in action.
Kenneth A. McKenzie also was a member of the church here and also sang in the choir because he too had a fine tenor voice. He joined Co. G, 101st Infantry from Woburn on July 12, 1917 and sailed for France with his outfit in October.
He was killed in action July 22, 1918 while participating in a no-man's land raid on enemy positions.