Friday, November 9, 2018

Ernest Hyman, John Mizelle Killed in France, 1918

From The Enterprise, Williamston, Martin County, N.C., Nov, 8, 1918

Ernest Hyman Died a Hero

Ernest Hyman, son of Mrs. Jane Hyman of near Oak City, was killed in action in France on Sept. 30. He was living in Halifax County before going to Camp and leaves a great many friends in the Eastern part of the State who sympathize with his sorrowing mother. The information below came from his Sergeant who wrote her that Mrs. Hyman might know how bravely her boy died. His letter in part as follows:
“Ernest Hyman was No. 1 gunner in my gun team and was put out. He always did his work well. He saved one of our officer’s lives as the Gerry was fixing to throw a hand grenade at the officer. He cut him down with his forty five.

“He also killed four others the same night with his pistol, all of whom were machine gunners. He was a very good soldier and thought well of in his company.”

John Mizelle Killed in France

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Mizelle received a cablegram Thursday October 31st, announcing the death of their son, John Mizelle, in France. He died Sept. 30th of wounds received in action.

John Mizelle was born Feb. 28, 1898, and spent his early life in Williamston, attending the Graded School here. He united with the Baptist Church when 14 years old. Soon after the United States declared war he enlisted in the Warrenton Company of Volunteers, which became Co H. 120th Inft. U.S.A. when transferred to Camp Sevier, S.C. After seven months training at Camp Sevier he was sent to France and had been near the front three months when killed.

He was a boy of unusual wit and humor and with his happy disposition had made himself popular with both comrades and officers in the army.

He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Mizelle and a constant ray of sunshine in their home. The whole community sympathizes with the grief-stricken parents and sisters in their loss. Another one of Martin County’s Sons to lay down his life on the Field of Honor defending the cause of Freedom.

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