After Taddle Craven, my great-uncle, was killed in Apremont, France during World War I, the Army sent his personal effects back to his parents in Williamstown.
Taddle had with him a little book, religious articles, and photographs and letters. We still have some of these things, such as his rosaries and scapulars.
His final pay from the Army was also sent home: $67.10 for the period from August 1 to October 1, 1918 (the day he was killed). He had $3.40 with him when he died.
I find this list of items very poignant.
These letters are from Grandmom’s scrapbook about Taddle.