Wayne County

Pvt. Harold C. Jelsma



Iowa’s Honor Roll

Here are more Iowans who have been killed in action. The final line beneath each picture gives the geographical location in which the man was serving. Additional Honor Roll pictures will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 19, 1943 (photo included)

Harold Charles Jelsma was born Dec. 17, 1920 to Louis Clarence and Iva Illo Thompson Jelsma. He died May 1943 and is buried in Humeston Cemetery, Humeston, IA.

Pvt. Jelsma served in World War II with the U.S. Army 169th Infantry and was KIA in the southwest Pacific Ocean.

Source: ancestry.com