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Joy A. Dillavou 1893-1918


Posted By: Joe Conroy (email)
Date: 5/15/2010 at 23:29:28

The Carroll Times
Carroll, Iowa
12 Sep 1918
Page 1

Glidden Makes Second Sacrifice

Joy Dillavou Killed In Chateau Thierry Sector On July 19.

Was Well Known Here

Was One of the Merle Hay Contingent Who Volunteered When War was Declared -- Son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Dillavou.

Glidden has sacrificed another soldier of the Merle Hay contingent on the battlefield in France. Joy Dillavou, son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Dillavou, was killed in action on July 19th, according to a message received from the war department last Friday morning by the parents. His death occurred a few days after the allied offensive started north from Chateau Thierry, in which fight at least two others of the same bunch of Glidden boys were wounded.

Joy Dillavou was one of eight men from the Glidden community who enlisted May 3, 1917. He has seen at least fifteen months of active service in France at the time of his death. He was in the same regiment with Merle Hay and has written home many interested accounts of his experiences at the front. He was in the great Fourth of July parade of American troops in Paris in 1917.

The deceased soldier has been a resident of his home community all his life and is widely known in eastern Carroll and western Greene counties. His parents live on a farm just at the north edge of Glidden. Aside from these, he is survived by three brothers and three sisters.


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