He gave his mother, Mrs. H. E. Huehn as his next-of-kin. He was a bank clerk and had served 3 months with the Queen's Own Rifles before enlisting.
Ira was sent to the PPCLI (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) which co-incidentally is the unit my youngest son served in as an infantry soldier from 2000-2005.
Sadly Ira was killed in action at Sanctuary Wood less than a year after he went to war. His death is recorded as 4 June 1916
A search of Ancestry revealed that Ira's parents were Henry and Minnie and that he had older sisters Ethel and Lydia
|photo found by Annette F.|
Ira's father died in October 1914 and his poor mother lost her husband and only son in a two year span.
This blog post is meant as a tribute to Ira and all those who fight and have fought for our country.
|Ira Huehn's Death Medal|
|Ira Huehn's WW1 Medal - front|
|Ira Huehn's WW1 Medal - back|