Shelby County Indiana
The Shelby Democrat
Lieut. Carl E. Braden, son of Mrs. Maude Braden, who lives one mile south of London, arrived at Boston, Mass., on the transport Imperator, July 13, and has been sent to Camp Merritt, M. J., according to a telegram received from him today by his mother. Braden went to France as a supply sergeant and returns as a second lieutenant.
Thursday, July 17, 1919
LT. BRADEN, GASSED 3
TIMES, HAS RETURNED
London Officer Returns
After Seventeen Months'
Service With A. E. P.
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
Altho gassed three times and in the hospital for some time while in France, Lieut. Braden telegraphs that he is in the best of health and that he will write soon. He says he expects to be discharged from the service at once.
[ Picture, in uniform ]
Lieutenant Braden returns after seventeen months' active service overseas as a member of the quartermasters' casual division. Since the signing of the armistice he has been engaged in the work of the graves' registration service and has written interestingly of the work which is requried in that capacity. The work of this service requires the greatest care and accuracy and the ability of the Shelby county Hoosier is shown by the fact that he was chosen for this work.
Braden enlisted for military service at the outbreak of the war of the United States against centra-empires, leaving London on April 3 for Camp Upton, N. Y., from where after a short period of traning he went to France as a supply sergeant in the quartermasters' division. Several days before the armistice signing in November of 1918 he was commissioned a second lieutenant in recognition of the work which he had performed as a non-commissioned officer.
He was gassed three times. The first time was in July of 1918 on the Hindenburg line and on two other occasions in September of the same year also on the Hindenburg line where the fighting was the heaviest. Altho Braden did not engage in active warfare as a member of an infantry company or artillery battery, his work was of the most dangerous kind. It was part of his tasks to find the number of soldiers that had been killed or wounded in battle and make a record of it. In doing this it was necessary for him to go in the front lines and face the fire of the enemy.
The returned officer has many friends in this county who will be delighted to hear of his safe return to America.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville Republican
John Braden of Lewis Creek, was in the city Thursday on business.
Friday, October, 22, 1909.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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