This collection contains seven correspondence from PFC Wendell B. Thomson, AEF to his sister and mother during the First World
War. Also included is one letter from Sgt. Howard Welch which appears to be addressed to the husband of Thomson's sister.
Private First Class Wendell Bretney Thomson, American Expeditionary Force (1/25/1893 - 12/25/1979) was born in Xenia, Ohio
and grew up in Winchester. According to a biography of Thomson in the book "History of Ohio, Volume 3" by Charles B. Galbreath,
Thomson's father, Nathan Richey Thomson, was a lieutenant in Company I of the 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil
War. The biography states that Thomson attended the Mueller School of Business in Cincinnati in 1911. He later taught at a
rural school and was a postal clerk before enlisting on June 20, 1917 at age 24. Thomson served with the American Expeditionary
Forces in France as a Private First Class and with the United States Army Ambulance Service.
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