PRIVATE LEMUEL KOLB was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in December of 1896 to John and Sophia Kolb. He lived in Philadelphia most of his life, but had come to Camden by the spring of 1917, when he was living at 944 Lawrence Street. He enlisted at Camden on July 23, 1917 in the Third Regiment, New Jersey National Guard. In October of 1917 he was transferred to Company B, 11th Machine Gun Battalion. Private Kolb went overseas in June of 1918.
Private Kolb fell victim to the Spanish flu pandemic that took millions of lives in the fall of 1918. He died of bronchial pneumonia on September 18, 1918 in France.
Private Kolb was brought home in the spring of 1921. He was buried on May 28 at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
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