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 - - READING BOY SLAIN IN BATTLE Chas. Rissmiller...
- READING BOY SLAIN IN BATTLE Chas. Rissmiller Falfe in an Artillery Combat FIRST FROM CITY One Other Reported Killed and Five Seriously Wounded CITY FLAGS AT HALF MAST TBT SPECIAL, LEASED WIREl WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. Two American soldiers were killed and five were severely wounded in an artillery combat with the Germans on Nov. 20, General Pershing reported today, today, v Those killed were: Private Harry , L. Miller, field artillery, address Mrs. L. . Copeland, Baker, Ore. Private Charles Rissmiller, field - artillery; mother, Mrs. Clara Rissmiller, 1321 Moss street, Reading, Pa. Severely wounded: Sergeant Julian M. Peek, field artillery - emergency address, Z. B. Peek Hartwell, Ga. Sergeant Andrew Engstrom, field artillery; Mrs. O. Engstrom, wife. Fort Sill, Okla. Private Harry C. Watkins, field artillery; Fannie B. Watkins, mother, North Bend, Ore. Private Oscar. F. Jones, field artillery; Mrs. Maria Jones, mother, Lucas, Ohio. Private Joseph Lewitt, field artillery; artillery; Roy Woodside, friend, Mount Holly, N. J, War was hrniitrh t hnm - ' vo"i. "vino v WHO Reading home 5n a realistic manner when official notification was received received of the death of the eldest son while in action in the trenches "somewhere in France." Mrs. Clara Rissmiller, 1240 Clover street, was notified of the death of her son, naries, a member of the United States Expeditionary Force under General Pershing November 20th during an artillery duel between the American and German' forces. , He was killed by a German shell which fell near the gun he was manning. i; Official recognition to the first Reading casualty is given in a proclamation proclamation issued last night by Mayor Filbert. All city flags are to be lowered lowered to half mast for a period of ten days and a resolution of condolence will be introduced at the meeting of council today. Enlisted In May Charles Rissmiller, aged 21 years, was among the first Reading boys to respond to the President's call to arms. He enlisted May 27th at the (Turn to Page Three, Column One) -

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 28 Nov 1917, Wed,
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