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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 was born on 2 August 1898. He 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 d…


Influenza 1918: The Worst Epidemic in American History

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Book review by Bill Hanigan. The jacket of this book describes it as a companion to the documentary 'Influenza 1918' aired on PBS in the series The American Experience. This description is accurate. Using individual voices or vignettes, Lynette Iezzoni creates an evocative and surprisingly complete picture of the pandemic's effects on the American…


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…


Pvt Earl Bronnenberg, Wagon Co 100, US Army Quartermaster Corps

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Pvt Earl Bronnenberg, Wagon Co 100, US Army Quartermaster Corps was born on Christmas Eve, 1894 at Chesterfield, Madison Cty. After enlisting into the regular army at Indianapolis on 16 February 1916, he saw service on the Mexican Border before sailing for France on 7 August 1917. Earl died of pneumonia in Camp Hospital No 28 at Nevers, France o…