Sunday, November 6, 2011

Julius Councill - Sunday's Obituary

This article was published by the Baltimore American on Sept. 20, 1918. Julius Councill was born in 1899 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland. There are a lot of interesting details on his military service and an explanation of why he served from Pennsylvania even though he lived in Maryland.


Message of Death of Julius Council Follows a Week After He Wrote Letter.

   A week after a letter had been received telling of his fighting the Hunn, Julius Council, of 1900 South Sharp street, has been reported killed in action. A wire was delivered to his mother, Mrs Anna Council, Tuesday last, telling of her boy's death under the colors on August 12. In his last letter young Council told of continuous fighting, many of the engagements being conducted by him and his fellow soldiers from treetops. He declared that the work had been so strenuous that no time was taken even to bathe.
   Young Council, against the wishes of his mother, enlisted in Company B 111th Infantry, at the outbreak of the Mexican trouble, saw service at the border and was mustered out. He enlisted from the home of his brother, Herbert Council, Chester, Pa, where he went from this city when the Mexican trouble arose.

   When the country entered the world war Council, with other members of his company, was recalled into service and went to Camp Hancock, Ga. He went to France about three months ago.
   News of his death was a shock to his many friends in South Baltimore, where he was extremely popular.
   The young soldier, who was but 18 years old, is survived by his mother, three brothers (Herbert, Hersey, the latter in the Marine Corps and now overseas, and Oscar Council) and four sisters (Mrs Barbara Borcherding, Mrs Peter Lee and the Misses Hilda and Winifred Council).

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