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SGT John B. “Jack” Sutherland

SGT John B. “Jack” Sutherland

Birth
Nebraska, USA
Death 15 Apr 1919 (aged 25)
France
Burial Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Section H, Lot 7
Memorial ID 100339518 · View Source
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Grand Island (Nebraska) Daily Independent
Wednesday, 23 April 1919
John Sutherland Died of Pneumonia in France

Mrs. Georgiana Sutherland received the sad news from Washington last evening announcing the death of her son, Sergeant John Sutherland, on April 15. The message is as follows: April 22, 1919 (To) Mrs. Georgiana Sutherland (at) 916 West Third St. Grand Island, Neb. "Deeply regret to inform you that it is officially reported that Sergeant John Sutherland, field artillery, died of bronchial pneumonia April 15. (Signed) Harris, Adjutant General"

Sergeant Sutherland, more familiarly known as "Jack" enlisted in the service from Hall county in December, 1917, and was sent overseas shortly thereafter. He was a member of Battery B, 16th Field Artillery, and was 25 years of age. Several months ago he received an injury to his hand which confined him to a hospital for several weeks but which, however, proved not serious. Before entering the service he had for several years been employed as teller at the First National Bank, where he was a most trustworthy and efficient member of the force. He had a large circle of friends and acquaintances, not only among those of his own age, but among older business men, to all of whom the announcement of last evening came as a severe shock. The death of Sergeant Sutherland makes the twenty-second Hall county young man to make the supreme sacrifice.

Mrs. Sutherland had only recently received a letter from her son written under the date of April 2, at which time he was well, being with the army of occupation and stationed near Coblenz, Germany. Besides his mother, he leaves two sisters and a brother, all of whom have the sincerest sympathy of the entire community.
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Grand Island (Nebraska) Daily Independent
Monday, 27 September 1920

Most impressive were the ceremonies yesterday afternoon attending the interment here, of the remains of Sergeant John Sutherland, who died in France shortly after the armistice was signed and whose body was brought home at the request of the family by the government, arriving here Saturday. A large concourse of friends gathered at the St. Stephen's Episcopal church Sunday afternoon at three o'clock to pay a last tribute of respect, or unable to enter, participated in the cortege to the Grand Island cemetery where all that was mortal of a fine, dutiful son was placed beside the remains of the father. Not nearly all could enter the church. The remains had been immediately brought to the church where they had been constantly attended by the American Legion. Bishop George Beecher, of Hastings, conducted the service and made an address that deeply touched the hearts of all hearers. A solo by Mr. Orloff Williams was interspersed with the ritual music and hymns. At the close of the church services the cortege proceeded to the intersection of Division street and Lincoln avenue, where the members of the American Legion who, uniformed and congregating at the Elks club, had attended the funeral in a body, boarded automobiles in waiting and the trip to the burial grounds was completed... (Omitted here are several more paragraphs describing the funeral and the esteem held for the deceased).


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SGT 16 FIELD ARTY
4 DIV


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100339518
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT John B. “Jack” Sutherland (30 Dec 1893–15 Apr 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100339518, citing Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by diaNEB (contributor 47466150) .