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John Harold Hind was born September 16, 1892, in Clark County, Kansas, and died at the Base Hospital, Ft. Riley, Kansas, April 19, 1918, Monday at six o'clock p.m., being at the time 26 years, 7 months and 13 days of age. The cause of death was due to tubercular cerebo spinal meningitis.

He had spent practically all his life in Comanche and Clark counties until four years ago when he went to the Texas ranges and from there to New Mexico where he was homesteading a section of arid land when the draft claimed him and he went cheerfully and willingly. Harold was well known to the writer and he was a big whole souled and whole hearted man and boy. A friend in whom one could repose confidence and trust. A hard working, big hearted whole souled and wholesome boy. Fond of an out door life and of the things that manly men love. Brave, courageous and daring would be the estimate of him by those who knew the boy best.

He was preceded in death by his mother who died in 1900 and his father who died in 1907 and four brothers and three sisters, all of whom lie buried in the Protection Cemetery and by their side was his body put for its long sleep. He was buried with military honors. He leaves to mourn his loss two sisters, Miss Emma Margaret Hind of Protection and Mrs. A. E. Schold of Silverlake, Washington and a step mother, Mrs. D. W. Hind of Protection.

Harold answered the call of the country and his nation cheerfully and was a member of the 11th Company 164th Depot Brigade at Ft. Riley. The body was accompanied to Protection by Private Hale of his company and a fellow New Mexico comrade and personal friend and the funeral preached by Rev. Franklin of the Christian Church was held from the church home on Thursday, May 2nd.

A large and intimate concourse of friends met to mourn for the deceased and to accompany the body to its interment. The floral offerings and extensive showing the esteem and gratitude not alone for his private worth but for the great sacrifice his nation's call the flower and strength of his manhood.

Rest in peace, comrade and friend for your friends and your country men know that you have acquitted yourself nobly and well and have made the "great sacrifice" that through you others might live and have life and liberty.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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