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4 October 1918 Nurse Rosa Mary Rapp died of pneumonia

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Born at Jeffersonville, Indiana on December 6th 1894, to German parents Fridolin (Fred) and Mary Theresa, Rosa graduated from Louisville City Hospital, Kentucky. She volunteered for active service with forces at Louisville on April 2nd 1918 and was initially sent to Camp Lewis, Washington where she was assigned to duty as a Base Hospital nurse. O…


27 October 1918 Pte Reginald Smith died of pneumonia on this day

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Born in Leeds in 1898, Reginald was a twister in a weaving mill prior to the war. He was conscripted into service in February 1917 and sent to France with the MGC at the end of March 1918 in time take part in the actions at Villers Bretonneaux. He fought through the 2nd Battle of the Somme 1918 and on the Hindenburg Line before being struck down wi…


25 November 1918 : Pvt Elmer Taylor died of pneumonia on this day

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A chauffeur from Richmond, Indiana, Elmer enlisted into the US Regular Army at Jefferson Barracks, Minnesota on 8 May 1918 and was trained at Camp Harry Jones and Fort Douglas, both in Arizona, with No 2 Company, Recruit Detachment of the 3rd Depot Brigade. Whilst still at Fort Douglas, Elmer contracted pneumonia and died on 25 November. He is buri…


Influenza 1918: The Worst Epidemic in American History

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Book review by Bill Hanigan. [This review first appeared in the journal of The Western Front Association Stand To! Issue No.58 April 2000. This and other copies of the journal of The Western Front Association are available to read online to members by signing in using their Member Login] The jacket of this book describes it as a companion to the …


28 December 1917 : Wagoner Ned Vandeventer

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28 December 1917 Wagoner Ned Vandeventer, Supply Co 151st Infantry Regt. From Bloomfield, Indiana, Ned was born on 24 September 1895. He enlisted into the US Army on 4 October 1917 and underwent his basic training with the 159th Depot Brigade at Camp Taylor, Kentucky before being transferred to the 151st Infantry Regiment at Camp Shelby, Mississi…


Lewes Casualties : September 1918 and the impact of 'Spanish Flu'

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  September 1918 brought a further 14 Lewes casualties, 10 on the Western Front where the arrival of the Americans had helped change the balance of forces firmly towards the Allied side and four others, one from Baku on the Caspian Sea, one from a submarine attack off Brittany, one the result of tuberculosis and one from influenza. Private Albert…