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John T. Hyland

Civilian, U.S. Army

Army Postal Service

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 15, 1918
Buried at: Plot A Row 27 Grave 21
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery
Fere-en-Tardenois, France

JOHN T. HYLAND, of 820 Haddon Avenue, Camden NJ, died from disease at Tours, France on July 15, 1918. He was attached in an official capacity to the American Expeditionary Force's Post Office. John T. Hyland had acted as postmaster of Havana, Cuba during the American occupation of the island during the Spanish-American War. He was attached to the Camden NJ post office when called to duty and was a member of the Camden County Bar Association, and had been a member of the patriotic fraternal organization, the Improved Order of Red Men.

At the age of 50, he was summoned to national service on March 21, 1918. He may have been commissioned as a Lieutenant. 

On April 15, he sailed for France, and was first sent to General Pershing's headquarters at Chaumont. Two weeks later he was sent to Tours, where he was stricken. John T. Hyland was the husband of Emma E. Hyland, who became the Camden postmaster and held that position for many years. He was survived by his wife, and two sons, Theodore J. and William F. Hyland. Mrs. Hyland bought a house at 409 Chambers Avenue in Camden shortly after the end of World War I, and remained there through April of 1930.



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