Joseph Hilscher was born September 12, 1884. He served as a Fireman First Class on the U.S.S. Bennington.
Joseph Hilscher, son of Mrs. A. Hilscher of Waterville, was killed in the explosion on board the USS Bennington, and Fred R. Connel, of Odessa, Washington, was badly injured.
Joseph was 20 years old when he died. He is buried at the Evergreen Memorial Park in East Wenatchee, Washington.
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