KEY (VETERAN WWI), CARL HARDWICK - Benton County, Arkansas | CARL HARDWICK KEY (VETERAN WWI) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Carl Hardwick KEY (VETERAN WWI)

Bland (aka New Bland) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

WAGONER US Army
147 Infantry 37 Division
June 10, 1893 - October 18, 1919

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, October 23, 1919

KEY, Carl Harwick - The body of Carl Harwick Key, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Key, arrived the first of the week from Hot Springs, Ark. where he had died Saturday, October 18th in the Army and Navy Hospital. Funeral services were held at the home, east of Rogers on White river at Key, yesterday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Eli Myers, pastor of the Central M.E. church of Rogers. It had been expected to give Carl a regulation military funeral but it was impossible to secure the guns for the salute. Sixteen comrades in arms were present at the funeral and served as pall bearers and as escort while the Stars and Stripes were carried ahead of the casket as it was taken from the house to the family burial ground. Carl Key was born at Key, June 10, 1893 and most of his life had been spent in Benton Co. He entered the army at Camp Bowie and was a member of the Supply Company of the 147th Inf., 90th Division, from September 18, 1917. He landed in England July 4, 1918 and was on the battle front for five months. November 9th he was gassed, just two days before the fighting ceased and until May was in one of the American hospitals in France. Landing in New York May 22nd he had since been at the government hospital at Hot Springs where he had the very best treatment possible but his injuries were too serious and all efforts were without avail. Coming almost a year after the close of the war and at a time when such of his comrades as survived the dangers of the battle line were back at work, surrounded by loving relatives and friends, the death of a soldier from wounds received during the war seems doubly hard. And while the family visited him at the hospital they were denied the joys of having him back in the old home. It would have seemed a blessed gift if he could have died there among loved ones but it was not possible. And so with sad hearts we add one more name to the list of Benton county boys who gave their lives for their country.

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Carl Hardwick Key, son of Elbert Malcolm and Ella Smith Key. He was on the battle front for 5 months. On Nov. 9, 1918 he was gassed, just 2 days before fighting ceased. He was in a hospital in France until May of 1919, arriving in New York on May 22, 1919. Was transferred to the Army - Navy Hospital at Hot Springs where he died Oct. 18, 1919. He was my great uncle. (Unknown author)

Contributed on 6/23/08 by judyfrog
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Submitted: 6/23/08 • Approved: 5/31/14 • Last Updated: 6/3/14 • R31583-G0-S3

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