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Soldier Boy Dies in England, Renville County Journal, December 6, 1918

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Arthur Mahlum
May 9, 1892 – December 1918

Arthur Mahlum, of Hawk Creek, Succumb to Pneumonia in Base Hospital at Romsey, England
A telegram was received by Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Mahlum on Saturday, stating that their son, Private Arthur Leonard Mahlum died of Bronchial-pneumonia in a Base hospital at Romsey, England, Oct. 6th, 1918.
Arthur Leonard Mahlum was born in the Township of Hawk Creek on May 9th, 1892, thus being 26 years, 4 months and 27 days old at the time of his death.
He received his education in the country school. On June 24th, 1918, he answered his country’s call being first stationed at Camp Grant, Ill., then at Camp Robinson, Sparta, Wis., and layer at Camp Mills, New York. In September he left for overseas and was stationed at Romsey, England. Here he was suddenly taken sick and after a few days die at the Base Hospital at that place.
This sad and unexpected message came as a hard stroke upon the parents, brothers, and sister of the departed as well as upon all the many relatives and friends. Besides the parents, Arthur leaves a sister Clara, and three brothers, Gilbert, Ole and Edwin, to mourn his loss. The entire community joins in sympathy with the bereaved family.

Editor’s Note: There isn’t a set date of his death in our records. I believe it has to be October or November, not December, as the newspaper is dated December 6.