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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2018, 03:28:49 AM »
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Wolfgang Henslmeier


Economist from Schiltern.

Army stretcher Bearer and Orderly with the 2nd Bavarian Field Hospital.

Holder of the Bavarian Military Service Cross with Crown and Swords, and the Long Service Medal.

Died after a short illness in Weiler in the Elsass, on July 17, 1918.

He was 39 years old.


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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2018, 04:49:51 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Ashland (Oregon) Tidings, July 18, 1918.


Guy Spencer Died Serving In France

Mrs. A. C. Spencer received the following telegram this morning from her son  Lieut. Donald Spencer who is in France:  "Guy died today.  Pneumonia.  Will care for him.  Donald."

The news of the death of this Ashland young man has come as a great shock to his parents and relatives as this was the first tidings they had that he had been ill.  He was a member of Company E. 64th regiment and went with that regiment to France last spring.  It is not known definitely where he had been stationed but is supposed he was in Limoges where were a number of Ashland boys.

Guy Spencer is one of three sons of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Spencer who are serving their country overseas.  The others are Lieut. Donald Spencer with the 65th regiment and I. M. Spencer with the 218th engineers. 

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the aged father and mother who have given their boy at the call of his country.

(Note:  One has to wonder, is the specter of the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic raising it's deadly head?)

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2018, 09:41:40 PM »
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Josef Flingelli


Army Infantryman with 10 Company, 13th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment from Walching.

Killed on July 18, 1918, by Reims.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reims

He was 21 years old.


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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #63 on: July 19, 2018, 01:16:38 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 19, 1918.


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The armory of the 149th Night Bombing Squadron at their aerodrome near St. Omer, 19 July 1918.
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An officer of the 444th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA), smokes a pipe as he supervises a kitten balancing on a 12 inch gun shell near Arras, 19 July 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2018, 01:34:06 AM »

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2018, 02:34:49 AM »
Singer - songwriter Cindy Walker was born on July 20, 1918.

Bio of Cindy Walker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_Walker





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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #66 on: July 21, 2018, 01:25:41 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 21, 1918.


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Queen Mary and Sir Eric Geddes, First Lord of the Admiralty, at the private view of the Exhibition of Naval Photographs at Princes Galleries, Piccadilly, 21st July 1918.
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King George V, Queen Mary, Queen Alexandra, Deighton Probyn, Keeper of the Privy Purse, and Petty Officer Ernest Pitcher at the private view of the Exhibition of Naval Photographs at Princes Galleries, Piccadilly, 21st July 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #67 on: July 21, 2018, 01:46:01 AM »

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #68 on: July 22, 2018, 01:18:07 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 22, 1918.


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The Canadian journalists riding through the forest of Conches on a light railway during their visit to the Canadian Forestry Corps, 22 July 1918.
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The Canadian journalists watching a passing light railway train loaded with logs during their visit to the Canadian Forestry Corps at Conches Forest, 22 July 1918.
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The Canadian journalists with General Simon Fraser, the 14th Lord Lovat and 3rd Baron Lovat at the Canadian Forestry Corps Saw-Mill in the Forest of Conches. Note German prisoners working. 22 July 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #69 on: July 22, 2018, 01:49:45 AM »
Marion Harris (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Harris) recorded the song 'After You've Gone' on July 22, 1918.




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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2018, 12:27:34 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 23, 1918.


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Battle of Tardenois. British (62nd Division) and French soldiers in action in Bois de Reims, 23 July 1918.
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Battle of Tardenois. Stretcher-bearers of 2/20th Battalion, London Regiment (Blackheath and Woolwich), 62nd Division and a German prisoner bringing in a British wounded while a French ration-carrying party is going up.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #71 on: July 23, 2018, 12:55:36 AM »
Professional baseball player Pee Wee Reese was born on July 23, 1918.

Biography of Pee Wee Reese: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee_Wee_Reese
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Reese's nickname originated in his childhood, as he was a champion marbles player (a "pee wee" is a small marble).

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2018, 12:46:27 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, July 24, 1918.


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Officers of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 62nd Division, conferring with French and Italian officers in the Bois de Reims during the Battle of Tardenois, 24 July 1918.
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British and French troops with a Renault FT-17 tank in the Bois de Reims during the Battle of Tardenois, 24 July 1918.
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Battle of Tardenois. Men of the 1/5th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (185th Brigade, 62nd Division) taking captive a German prisoner in the Bois de Reims, 24 July 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #73 on: July 24, 2018, 01:07:30 AM »
Violinist Ruggiero Ricci was born on July 24, 1918.

Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruggiero_Ricci




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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2018, 11:18:25 AM »
Professional baseball player Pee Wee Reese was born on July 23, 1918.

Biography of Pee Wee Reese: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pee_Wee_Reese
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Pee Wee Reese displayed in a trading card manufactured by the Bowman Gum Company.
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You think they had Pee Wee hold one of those novelty, give-away small bats for the photo?