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|The Soldiers' Edition of the Oxford Mirror was transcribed by Janet Brandt.||Raymond Tyrrell
RAYMOND TYRRELL, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Tyrrell, was called in the July draft of this year and departed with the contingent from this county from Anamosa July 25. They were sent immediately to Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia, where they received the first training preparatory to going overseas. At the time he left this city nineteen boys were called from Oxford township, nearly all of whom were sent to Atlanta, Georgia. While at this camp he was taken ill, and his wife was summoned from this city. He recovered quickly and with his company was sent to Camp Merritt, N. J., from which place they departed overseas September 13, after only about a week being spent at the latter camp. Relatives received word of his safe arrival in England, but as far as is known he was not sent on to France, and undoubtedly will be among the first to be returned home.
Raymond, who reached his 24th birthday November 8, 1918, has spent almost his entire life on the farm just south of this city, where at the time of his call was looking after the interests of the farm, as his brother, Ed, had gone to the western states in an effort to regain his health, but immediately returned when he learned that Raymond was called into the service. The father and mother also had previously moved to Cedar Rapids, where they made their home. The mother, who proudly bade her boy good-bye when he answered Uncle Samís call, was not the only one called upon to make the sacrifice, as Mrs. Raymond Tyrrell has anxiously awaited any news from her soldier husband.
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