Sunday, April 10, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 10

April 10, 1917 – The family and friends of Frederick Drew, formerly of Minneapolis, was notified today that he was killed in action with the British army in France on March 20. For eight years Drew was a salesman for Janney, Semple, Hill and company. He went to Winnipeg three years ago as a salesman for the Stone, Ordean, Wells company, and enlisted soon after the beginning of the war. He has a brother, Charles, at the front in France.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Minneapolis Man Killed in Trenches”; April 10, 1917; p. 2.

British soldiers in trenches in France


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