1918 FRANCE…WW1 USA AEF MISSING… [21467]

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1918 (Apr 8) Plain stampless envelope with back flap gone & trimmed along top used internally within France to Pvt. Raymond Law, Co. D 102nd Infantry, A.E.F.1st countersigned & censored T E Greenbraigh, 1st Lt. 304th Inf. with black unframed Missing & fRamed STATISTICAL / DIV. A.G.O. overlaying violet NO RECORD OF ADDRESSEE / AT CAMP DEVENS, MASS / FORWARDED FOR FINAL DIRECTORY SERVICE / TO CENTRAL DIVISION PIER No 86 / NORTH RIVER NEW YORK & circular RECEIVED FROM CHELSEA TERM RPO / from A.E.F. (23 May)…102nd landed Southampton 10 Oct 1917 & exactly one week later at Le Havre. On 20 April 1918, C & D companies fought at Seicheprey, Toul in Northern France where 81 men from Hartford & New Haven perished, a memorial service at Elm city was held annual until the 1980’s when the last doughboy died.

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