Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Edward Warren Eldrett Sr, WW1 Vet
Chemung County NY
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Submitted by Daryl ELDRETT Watkins
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Edward Warren Eldrett Sr. ( 10 Apr  1895 - 13 Dec 1973) was superintendent of the Nestle Company in Horseheads in June of 1920 when his engagement was announced to Sarah May Ackley ( 05 Dec 1894 - 30 Apr 1987) of 147 College Ave. in Elmira Heights.  He had served with the 78th Division in WWI.
 
Reported missing in action,  he had been a victim of mustard gas and was blinded for a period of 10 days.  He received the Military Order of the Purple Heart and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. along with his wife.
 
The attached photo shows Edward Warren Eldrett Sr., with his brothers, Walter Eldrett and Harold Eldrett in their military uniforms.
 
The text of the telegram reads:
WASHINGTON  DC 534 PM  NOV 22 1918
 
MRS CLARA ELDRETTE
DEPPLY REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT PVT WARREN ELDRIETT INFY IS OFFICIAL Y REPORTED AS MISSING IN ACTION SINCE OCTOBER SEVENTEENTH FURTHER INFORMATION WHEN RECEIVED.
                    HARRIS THE ADJ GENERAL
 
Edward Sr. was my grandfather, his son Edward Jr. my father.  His other son, my Uncle "Gyp", H. Carleton Eldrett was the long time president of Twin Tier Tires in Elmira prior to his death in May 2003.

Daryl ELDRETT Watkins - Mrswat99@aol.com

Chemung County NY

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11/10/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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