Clemens, Harry 1895-1918
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 5/20/2021 at 17:18:38
Word was received here a short time ago of the death of Harry Clemens, which occurred in France on July 26, 1918, resulting from wounds received in battle. The date he received the wounds is not known, as it was not given.
Harry Clemens was born in this city on November 4th, 1895, and was twenty-two years, eight months and twenty-two days of age at the time of his death.
The first eighteen years of his life was spent in McGregor. He went to Dubuque about four years ago and was there for a time, later going to Waterloo, where he enlisted. He was a member of the National Guard until he was sent across to France.
He enlisted in the service of his country in April, and was sent "over there" last November. While fighting gallantly as became a soldier of the great western republic, he was wounded, and, as stated above, resulted in his death.
He was held in high regard by all who knew him and he was a general favorite wherever he was known. Letters received here by Mr. Albert Clemens, written in Europe, were cheerful in tone and he spoke hopefully of the future. Mr. Clemens received a card from him dated July 20, 1918, and he was then cheerful and well.
Sympathy is extended to the sorrowing ones in this hour of their bereavement. But it is not in vain. He and the other young men of America and the allied countries now, giving their lives for freedom, are not giving them in vain. Their names and their deeds shall never be forgotten and future generations shall rise up and call them blessed.
~North Iowa Times, Thursday, September 26, 1918, pg 5
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