Thursday, October 30, 2014

German POW at Brocton

A German prisoner at the POW Camp in Brocton, England. This was a British Army training facility that was turned into a POW Camp in 1917.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ralph Robert Hardes

Ralph Robert Hardes was born July 8th, 1893 in Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania. In filling out his draft card he tried to claim exemption because of his father being solely dependent on him for support. He ended up as a bugler in Co M, 9th Infantry Regiment. He survived the war, residing in Pennsylvania until his death on January 12th, 1962.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

American Infantrymen

Two American Servicemen with the 325th Infantry Regiment. They would have seen action at St. Mihiel, the Meuse-Argonne and Lorraine. In the upper left is the remnants of another photo and the pin that held there. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014


A pillbox near Poperinge, Belgium serves as a sightseeing stop for this British soldier and his two female companions.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

343rd Field Artillery Regiment

This soldier is a member of the 343rd Field Artillery Regiment. He had this picture taken in The States. The 343rd served in France and participated in the St. Mihiel Operation and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Admiral Wilson

The writing on the backs reads "Adm. D. B. Wilson + Capt. G. C. Day turning the Pennsy over to Father Neptune (C. W. T. Sheehan)". Admiral Henry Braid Wilson was the commanding officer of the USS Pennsylvania in 1916. I believe he is the officer on the left, receiving the line of costumed characters.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

French Coffin

Members of the French Army Medical Corps taking time for a meal while a coffin sits in the foreground.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ein Gruß aus England

These six German soldiers are posing with an unexploded 38mm shell that they have written "Ein Gruß aus England" which translates to "Greetings from England". The faint writing at the bottom places them at Minacourt in 1917.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Captured Frenchmen

A third card in a series of French prisoners in the Vosges. The other two can be seen here and here. These men are members of the 152nd Infantry.

Update. Going through the collection further I found four more from this series. So far the highest number is 28 so there are at least 21 more.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gotha Raid

The aftermath of a bombing by a German Gotha in July of 1918.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Harry at the Well

Identified on the back as Harry, this soldier is part of the US Army Medical Corps. The picture was taken in France.