This collection contains 7 letters and postcards written by Wendell Bretney Thomson to his sister and mother during World
War I. Thomson served with the US Army and, according to information from the donor, rose to the rank of PFC. There is also
one additional letter from Sgt. Howard Welch which appears to be addressed to the husband of Thomson's sister.
According to information provided by the donor, Thomson was born on January 25, 1893 in Zenia, Ohio. He enlisted on June
20, 1917 at age 24. He 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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