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.
Today we pivot back to the Sunday Star newspaper for good reason. The man pictured on the front page of the Star this week 100 years ago, is, in a very real sense, the originator of this WWI blog series on This Morning Is History. Arthur L. Bailey was head librarian at the Wilmington Institute … More 100 Years Ago Today; Remembering World War I in Delaware
We offer the military service records of Guy Stollenwerck (pictured), Thomas Smith, and African American John Burres in this post. The “Wilmington Morning News” will be our feature daily newspaper for the foreseeable future, replacing the “Sunday Star” which has served us well for coverage of WWI. The Wilmington News was a daily paper … More 100 Years Ago Today; Remembering The First World War in Delaware.
We remember WWI Delaware Servicemen James Erwin Swift of 918 West 4th Street, African American Charles A. Lewis of 1540 Van Buren Street and Wallace S. Wroten of 616 West 8th Street; all Wilmingtonians. James Swift, pictured, was killed in action in Europe. Clips from the September 16th, 1917 Sunday Star newspapers are also … More Remembering The First World War In Delaware