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The Soldiers' Edition of the Oxford Mirror was transcribed by Janet Brandt.

John Weber

JOHN WEBER, also the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Weber, left the farm and home to enter the service of his country, having been called in the draft of July 25th, being one of the nineteen boys called from this township at
that time. With the other young men, after reporting at Anamosa, he was sent to Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia. His training in the United States was of very short duration, as he was transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J., and in a week’s time, September 14th, departed for overseas. The relatives in this city received a letter dated October 21st, in which he stated that he was just ready to go to France from England. No doubt he had been stationed there for a short time. Another letter received later, dated November10th, the day before the signing of the armistice, he remarked that they were seeing something of France. John was born May 6th, 1895, and until his entry into the service of his country, this community was his constant home. Although the mother was willing that her boys do their country’s bidding, she was indeed relieved to know that one at least did not have to endure the hardships of the front line trenches, even though he was anxious to get there and do his bit.

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