Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Clarence Dunning

Passes Away At Camp Miles Of Pneumonia, Age 26

Returned From Overseas, April 2, Having Served In Feild Artillery went From Butman Township

   Mr. and Mrs. James Dunning of Sugar Rapids received a telegram April 22 announcing the sad news of the death of their son, Clarence Dunning, of pneumonia, at the base hospital at Camp Miles. Private Dunning was a member of Battery D. No. 329 Field Artillery and arrived in New York April 2 on the Leviathan from overseas. He was suffering from a cold or slight attack of influenza and was helped to camp by his comrades where the doctor said his case was too complicated and sent him to the base hospital for treatment where he died April 21.

   He made application for enlistment in April, 1917, but owing to physical requirements was examined three times before he was accepted in April, 1918. He left for camp April 22, 1918, and sailed for France June 7, 1918. He was born in Beaverton May 21, 1893, and lacked one month of being 26 years old. The body will be sent home burial.

   This is the first blue star in the Hockaday Sugar Rapids service falg to turn to gold. Clarence was held in high esteem, and will be greatly missed. The parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

Personal Information
Death Date
Burial/Final Location
McClure Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
Bat. D. No. 329 Feild Artillery
Publication Information
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Pub. Page
Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:1 C:6
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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