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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union - May 22, 1931 - News
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 00:19:01 EDT
VETERAN FEARED AMNESIA VICTIM
Belief that Edward L. HARRIS, World War veteran, who disappeared from his
home at 7129 Fifth avenue, in July, 1925, is the victim of loss of memory
resulting from injuries overseas, was expressed today by his wife, Mrs. Charlotte
HARRIS, as she renewed the attempt to find him. Police are being asked to assist
HARRIS, a veteran of ten years service in the regular army and a year and a
half with the A. E. F. in France, left his home with only twenty-five cents, to
take a walk, and never came back. A year later he visited a sister in
Thompsonville, Ill., but suddenly walked from the house as they were talking and has
not been heard from since. He was severely gassed while fighting in France.
The missing veteran has several hundred dollars due him on his veterans'
certificate, but no attempt has been made to obtain the money.
HARRIS, who is now fifty-two, returned to the army when war was declared and
went over as a sergeant. At the time he vanished he was five feet seven inches
tall, weighed 160 pounds, had blonde hair and blue eyes. He was dressed in a
gray suit, gray cap and black shoes.
Transcribed for the Brooklyn Information pages by Mary Davis
Researching HAAS, DUGGAN, GOETZ & DAVIS