William Gabrielson grew up on a farm just east of Lindsborg. He joined the US Army on Sep. 5, 1918, and served with the Signal Corps until early 1919. Gabrielson never traveled overseas, making it only as far as Camp Meade in Maryland before the war ended.
An earlier post of mine showed an advertisement in the local Lindsborg newspaper for Lundquist Studio, which offered to take photographs of soldiers before they left home. At least one man took up the offer. The photograph below of Gabrielson was taken at the Albert N. Lundquist Studio located at 119 N. Main in Lindsborg.