Hamilton County

 

Pvt. Jerris Roscoe Rowe

 

 

PVT. ROWE, 21, WAR CASUALTY

Pfc. John M. Lee Listed As Slightly Wounded Nov. 21.

Two Webster City homes received word of war casualties over the weekend with Roscoe Rowe being notified by the war department that his son, Pvt. Jerris Roscoe Rowe, 21, had died Nov. 26 in France and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lee being notified that their son, Pfc. John M. Lee was slightly wounded, Nov. 21, in Germany.

Private Rowe, a member of an infantry detachment, had been overseas since late July. A veteran of nearly two years’ service, Private Rowe took A.S.T.U. training at Iowa City and was also located at Camp Crowder, Mo., for a short time.

The serviceman enlisted from Fairmont, Minn., where he had made his home with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Meyer. Besides his father and step-mother, he is survived by one sister, three half-sisters and a half-brother.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee were notified Saturday that their son was only slightly injured while in action with a First division infantry unit. Private Lee previously had written a letter dated Nov. 23 in which he didn’t mention any wounds but stated he was “taking a rest."

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Dec. 11, 1944

Jerris Roscoe Rowe was born in Nov. 30, 1923 to Roscoe and Mabel Dorothea Maria Meyer Rowe. He died Nov. 26 1944 in France and is buried in the Dawson Cemetery, Paton, IA.

Pvt. Rowe was a member of an infantry detachment and had been overseas since late July. He enlisted from Fairmont, Minn., where he had made his home with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. William Meyer. Besides his father and step-mother, he is survived by one sister, three half-sisters and a half-brother.

Sources:
ancestry.com
World War II Memorial