|The Soldiers' Edition of the Oxford Mirror was transcribed by Janet Brandt.||Otto Wosoba
OTTO WOSOBA, the son of Mrs. Josie Wosoba, who lives on the farm near this city, received his call from the Government for service requiring him to report for duty September 20th, 1917. He was sent to Camp Dodge, where he remained until November 25th, and was then transferred to Camp Pike, Ark. At the time of his being drafted he asked for deferred classification that he might finish harvesting his crops and complete some new buildings, which were being constructed on the farm. The reason for this request was due to the fact that his leaving at that time left the burden of the farm on his mother and sister. Action was not taken on this claim until in March 1918, and he was then sent home from
[NOTE: Coporal Otto Wosoba was seriously wounded while in action on November 10, 1918, and died the following day, November 11, an hour before the Armistice was signed. He was buried in France, but in 1921 his body was exhumed and moved to Mayflower Cemetery where he is buried with his mother. His obituaries give his birthdate as October 30, 1893. His gravestone says October 30, 1892. Richard Harrison]
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