|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1896|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1918|
WORLD WAR I
BAT. C. 40TH REG.
GOLD STAR LIST
December 19, 1918
JULIUS BRIDLER DEAD IN EAST
Following closely upon the message which announced that Julius Bridler was inproving, there came a telegram on Wednesday evening to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bridler, that the young soldier had passed away. The news of his death comes as a great shock to the bereaved family as they had been kept in close touch with his condition and had been hopeful of his ultimate recovery. The boy had been ill for nearly three weeks at the U.S. Marine hospital of Cleveland, Ohio, whither he had been taken from the train which was bringing his company from Camp Upton to Camp Grant. His lieutenant, who had a slight attack at the same time, has been by his side and has personally written the family here, keeping them fully informed. Just two days ago came the message, "Son's condition fairly good," and it is evident that the sudden turn of the disease had been unexpected.
The deceased was a native of Kings county, being about 22 years of age. He grew to manhood at the ranch north of town and was a student at Kings River school. He had many warm friends in his circle of acquaintances, and was an especial friend of the late Cloyd Fitzgerald, the two boys enlisting at the same time and going away together. Julius entered the heavy artillery branch of service and had reached New York on the overseas journey, when they received orders to leave the eastern camp and start west again.
Besides his father and mother, the boy leaves four sisters and one brother, a family circle from which he will be sadly missed. The brother is Frank Jr., the sisters, Misses Blanche and Marie at home, Mrs. Ray Dougherty and Mrs. George Belknap. The sympathy of a county already sorely stricken by the loss of many loyal sons, goes out to the bereaved ones. May they find some comfort in the thought that this boy was as truly one of the nation's heros as those who faced the dangers of the battlefield, for he too, laid his young life upon the alter of sacrafice, and they may well be proud of the place he has earned in history and in the hearts of his friends.
Frank Bridler (1867 - 1967)
Marie Ernestine Gammenthaler Bridler (1865 - 1960)
Frank William Bridler (1886 - 1965)*
Ann Bridler Belknap (1892 - 1975)*
Blanche Bridler Johnson (1895 - 1925)*
Julius Bridler (1896 - 1918)
Plot: Sec: Old Lot: 597
Created by: JC
Record added: Oct 20, 2011
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