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BEBEE, Clarence L. 1890-1918

BEBEE

Posted By: Joe Conroy (email)
Date: 5/30/2010 at 22:56:37

Waterloo Times-Tribune
Waterloo, Iowa
15 Aug 1918
Page 1

Local Soldier Met Death In Action July 15

Private Clarence Bebee Reported Killed in France, Member 168 Inf. Rainbow Division

Was Among First To Go

Word was received last night by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bebee, 216 Concrete avenue, of the death of their son, Clarence L. Bebee, member of Co. G, 168th infantry, Rainbow division. The message was in the form of a telegram from the adjustant general's office and stated that Private Bebee was killed in action July 15.

Private Bebee was 28 years of age and enlisted in April, 1917, soon after the declaration of war. He was born and grew to manhood near Masonville. He was employed at the Galloway plant for two years previous to his enlistment.

Details of his death are not known by his parents. Last week they received a number of letters from him dated July 11, July 12 and earlier. The letters all stated that he was well and in fine health and "having a good time."

Besides the parents, three sisters and a brother survive. A sister died several years ago.

Private Bebee was a member of the same company as Corp. Gordon Vaughn and Sergt. Harry Marson, two local boys who lost their lives in action the latter part of July.


 

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