The calendar pictured above was in my Grandfather’s boxes of World War One material. No dates are marked. The only writing in the calender is of a list of men to whom my grandfather loaned money–a fair amount in 1918 terms.
What follows is a time-line(in progress) that I’m constructing from my grandfather’s letters, documents and any history that I can find about his ambulance company.
|1893||April 27: Born in Cortez, Colorado|
June 5: Registers for the Military in Cortez, Colorado.
|1918||February 1: In France|
March 30: France: At the front in a dugout
April 5(?)France: Helps bury three German soldiers
April 8: France: At the front
May 12: Writes Mother’s Day letter
June ?: France: Gets button from German pilot who was shot down.
June 7-9(?): 48 hrs at the Front/”difficult” & “exciting conditions”
June 11: France: Back from the front a couple days ago.
July 11: France: Watches French Farmers harvest grain.
August 18: In France
October 4(?): Wounded, shrapnel in lower left leg above ankle.
October 8: American Red Cross Hospital, No. 5 in Paris.
Nov. 12: American Red Cross Hospital, No. 5 in Paris, 20 minutes from Central Paris
Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving): On a boxcar headed for St. Dizier, 200 miles east of Paris.
Dec. 25 (Christmas): On a boxcar bound for Germany
December 29: Back with Company in Engers, Germany.
Feb. 8: Engers on the Rhein, Germany
|1992||January 22: Died in El Cajon, California|