From "The Sun" [Aurora, Hamilton Co., NE], 5 Dec 1918:
ROY KLINE MEETS THE TEST
Gives Up Life On European Battlefield November Sixth Official Report Says
Hamilton county is called upon to mourn the loss of another of its well known soldier lads. Here is the brief message received at nine o'clock Tuesday night bringing the word of sorrow:
"Deeply regret to inform you that private Roy C. Kline, infantry, is officially recognized as killed in action Nov. 6. Harris."
Roy was the son of Mrs. and Mrs. David Kline, of this city and the news was a terrible shock to the members of the family, who had been rejoicing in the knowledge that peace was coming. The news was telephoned to the parents and messages of sympathy have been going to them ever since. Roy is the twentieth Hamilton county boy to give up his life in the struggle against the autocrats of Europe. Further details of this latest war tragedy will be given as soon as definite information is available.
Roy C. Kline was one of five men who made up the first draft contingent from this county. He left Aurora for Camp Funston April 2, 1918 and was among the first to be sent overseas. He was a member ofCompany B, 355th infantry, 89th division, and had seen much active service. It is particularly hard for his loved ones, who for the past month have felt a constantly increasing confidence that he would be returned to them safely, to think that he fell in one of the last engagements of the war. He was engaged in railroad service as a locomotive fireman for a number of years but was temporarily incapacitated by an accident several months before he entered the army. ____________________
Note: Roy Clifford Kline, b. 25 Jul 1891, d. 06 Nov 1918, was the son of David Lorenzo Kline and Adah Bell Nichols. Three years after his death, Roy's remains were returned and last to rest in Aurora Cemetery. ____________________