Letters written by Victor C. Faure to his parents dated from May 18, 1918 to 27 March, 1919. Describe movement from California to Fort Mills on Long Island, to France, and delays in returning home after the war.
Victor C. Faure, of San Francisco, CA, was the son of Henry E. Faure and his wife Inge Peterson Faure. He served with the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I. In later years he, like his parents before him, was very involved in the Native Sons of the Golden West.
Collection includes a scrapbook containing 42 letters and postcards, dated from May 18, 1918 to 27 March, 1919, written by U.S. Army Pvt. Victor C. Faure to his parents, Henry E. Faure and Inge Peterson Faure, in San Francisco, California, describing his World War I Army service. Letters contain discriptions from his travel to and time at Fort Mills on Long Island, New York and his time in France with the First Army as part of the American Expeditionary Force. He provides descriptions of Army life, the devastation in France from German artillery shelling, the First Army's participation in the Battle of Argonne Forest, the end of the war and delays getting back home. Scrapbook order and page numberes are in revese order, newest to oldest, pg 42 to pg 1. Scrapbook was dismantled and copies made for researcher use.
Purchased with state funds from Carmen D. Valentino.
Processed by Hans Sprenkle, August 2012.
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