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George Herman Anna
Graduate of Wesleyan Law School
McLean County, Illinois

[McLean County, Illinois, in the World War, 1917-1918; by Edward E. Pierson & Jacob Louis Hasbrouck c 1921]
(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)

McLean County roll of the honored dead is sadly long. About one hundred and sixty made the supreme sacrifice for their country [during WWI]. The publishers made every effort to secure a biographical sketch and picture of each.

George Herman Anna, whose home was in Kinmundy, Ill., a graduate of the Wesleyan law school in 1914, was fatally wounded in battle on November 10, 1918.

A letter from Major Albert H. Gravenhorst of the 139th infantry to his relatives said:

"To the best of my knowledge, he was injured on November 10, in the battle of Marchville, and was taken to the hospital in a serious condition. I have been able to get but one report concerning him and that was that one of the members of his company had seen him in the hospital. He fought like a demon on the day he was injured. He was attacked by three Germans, who concentrated their fire on him. He got two of them, but the third one got him. The boys all say his fighting was wonderful."


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