Friday, January 7, 2011

Clarence D. Brassfield arrived overseas

This is a newspaper clipping from November 11, 1918, the day of the Armistice that ended World War I. The caption is:
C. D. Brassfield,
Clarence D. Brassfield, ambulance company 134, 109th Sanitary Train, has arrived overseas.

The reverse side of the clipping indicates that it is from a newspaper in the Sioux City, Iowa area, where Clarence lived.

As noted in a previous post. Clarence D. Brassfield (1892-1941) served in the Iowa Army National Guard during World War I. He was in the 34th Infantry Division, 109th Sanitary Train, Ambulance Company 134. The 34th Division arrived in France in October 1918, a month before the war ended and fortunately did not see combat.

Clarence was married to Jennie Elvera Martinson in 1924 and he died in Los Angeles County, California in June 1941. He was buried at Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa. I have no details about his death at age 46.

Clarence was the brother of Floyd Gipson Brassfield and my great grand uncle.