Bugler Leroy Sharp (pictured), Clarence Southerland, and Victor Washburn are our Delaware WWI soldiers remembered today. Excerpts from the Wilmington Morning News exactly 100 years ago, are also provided.
Along with a few stories from the Wilmington Morning News, we present the WWI military service records of Claymont, Delaware resident Frank Slack, African American John Richards and Edward Starr who sailed from Boston to France and was with the Army of Occupation in Germany of December of 1918.
On October 21st, 1927, five months after becoming the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Charles Lindbergh, visited northern Delaware as part of celebratory tour of the United States. The event is highlighted in the October ‘This Month In Delaware History’ on the front page of the Delaware Historical … More When Charles Lindbergh Came to Town
Along with headlines and stories from the Sunday Star newspaper from 100 years ago this week, we present the WWI service records of Delawareans Sgt. John Gill, African American Milbourn Francis Gale and Charles Gilbert.
We present the service records of Delaware WWI Soldiers James Harlan Gause (pictured), Edgar Robert Goldsborough and Thomas Windal Eaton today. During the week leading to July 10th, 1917, Germany bombards London from the air killing or wounding nearly 200 Londoners and the final initiative of the Russian army begins: The Kerensky Offensive, which eventually … More Remembering the First World War
In honor of Veteran’s Day we present a bound volume of a rare newspaper published in 1918 and 1919 during the First World War. The Stars and Stripes was published in France by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) of the United States Army from February 8, 1918, to June 13, 1919. General John J. Pershing … More The Stars and Stripes
Newspaper accounts of world events and life in Delaware exactly one hundred years ago on the 4th of July weekend, 1916 are provided, as are the service records of two Delaware soldiers and a war savings society poster from the DHS collection. The Battle of Sommes began July 1st, 1916 and continued intermittently through November, … More Remembering WWI on Independence Day. The Battle of Sommes Begins