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Wounded Soldiers at French First Aid Station in WWI

Description: Luke Tennison and John Dungan were members of the 111th Engineers in France during WWI. Here, they are among several wounded soldiers. (They are mentioned here because Tennison is from Fort Worth and Dungan is included because he is the cousin of Lloyd Booth, whom Booth-Calloway Rd. is named for and was prominent in Hurst) Tennison lived in Haltom City, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

World War I Scenes

Description: Copy negative of two pictures from World War I with captions in French under them. The first is of a German Howitzer in 1914 with other equipment and a building in the background. The second picture is of a destroyed church and a vase still intact.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Wagon Advertising Liberty Bonds]

Description: Picture of a wagon with an advertisement for Liberty Bonds parked in front of the Bowden Grocery store in Palestine, Tx. Grandfather of Forrest Bradberry Jr. is driving the wagon. The side of the wagon says, "We are going to win this war, Buy a Liberty Bond."
Date: 1917~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Donate Old Tires]

Description: Photograph of a tire donation point in front of the Texas State Capitol's south fa├žade during World War I. The donation point is designed to look like a totem pole like those found in the Pacific Northwest. The cement base of the pole is painted with the words "Donate Old Tires."
Date: [1914,1918]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

World War I Memorial, Lampasas County

Description: In Honor of those members of the United States Armed Forces from Lampasas County who died while serving our country in time of war. World War I, April 16, 1917 to November 11, 1918. Will H. Abney; Coner Alexander; Owen B. Butts; Raymond B. Chambliss; Elbert S. Cook; Ed Cummins; Justin Dorbandt; Fred Francis Clint R. Hall; Cech R. Jones; Aubrey Lancaster; Milus Little; John W. McCann; Grover McConathy; Garnett E. McMillan; Charles J. Moore; Benton M Northington; Paul A. O'Keefe; Manning Pettit; W. T. Rush; Walter Skaggs; Louis G. Spangler; Sanford B. Stinson; Morris B. Tittle.
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Herman Stricklin and Friend]

Description: Photograph of Herman Stricklin and a friend during World War I. Stricklin sits on the ground, and his friend sits on his shoulders. Stricklin's hat is placed to the left. Bushes or trees can be seen in the background. The photograph was purchased at the Abel estate sale in Waco.
Date: 1918
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[World War I Flyer]

Description: Photograph of a World War I flyer. The flyer features images of British, Anzac, Polish, Russian, Free French, and Canadian ally soldiers. The background is the inside of a portrait studio.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[World War I Rally]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people at a World War I rally in front of a federal building on the corner of Austin Avenue and Fifth Street. One group is standing on the steps and in the doorway. Some people are leaning on the side of the building. In the foreground, a crowd is facing the building.
Date: 1918~
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Newspaper Clippings Relating to Jett Falls Death]

Description: A collection of five newspaper clippings relating to the death of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. The leftmost clipping describes his enlistment in the armed forces and his subsequent assignment to the 359th Infantry division, during which he was killed in action. The middle two clippings feature a poem written "In Memorium" for Jett Falls and a "Card of Thanks" written by his parents to those who attended his funeral. The rightmost clippings describe Jett Falls and his funeral in detail. The bottom clipping was removed from "The Globe and Commercial Advertiser" of New York on Tuesday, December 17, 1918 and features a list of the names of Corporals who were recently killed. Jett Falls appears sixth from the top on the list, with a small black "x" drawn to the right of his name.
Date: unknown
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, front page]

Description: A page from an unidentified document containing the portraits of 40 soldiers from the Company E. 359th Infantry division. These soldiers are displayed from the shoulders upward and appear to be wearing traditional WWI military uniforms. Many are posing as if at attention; however, some are smiling. Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls is featured on the fourth row and is the second portrait from the right, identified by the number 31. He is wearing a light colored military uniform and is posing as if at attention. Text below the portraits documents each soldier's name. Private Jett Falls name is listed in the second column, eleventh from the top, and his number is circled.
Date: unknown
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, back page]

Description: A page from an unidentified document containing the portraits of 40 soldiers from the Company E. 359th Infantry division. These soldiers are displayed from the shoulders upward and appear to be wearing traditional WWI military uniforms. Many are posing as if at attention; however, some are smiling. Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls belonged to this infantry division until his death in 1918.
Date: unknown
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Western Union Telegram to Soloman Falls]

Description: A telegram sent from Washington D.C. to Mr. Soloman Falls, to inform him of his son Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Fall's death in France on November 6th. The telegram features the words Western Union Telegram along with the company's logo of the globe surrounded by the words "Western Union" at the top center, with standard telegram form information to either side (i.e. blanks available to complete with sender and receiver information). None of the blank spaces have been completed. Below this writing, the message reads: "No 3, CK 24 Government, Washington, D.C. 514 PM 5th" -- "Mr. Soloman Falls Roxton, Texas" -- "Deeply regret to inform you that Corporal Jett Falls Inf is officially reported as killed in Action November Sixth" -- "Harris the Adjt. -- 8.48 PM"
Date: unknown
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Letter Informing Soloman Falls of Jett Fall's Death]

Description: A letter addressed to Mr. S (Soloman) Falls in Roxton, Texas informing him of his son's (Jett Falls) death. The letter is appears to be a standard government-issued form with blank spaces available for personalization. The spaces on this form have been completed to show that "Jett Falls" was killed at the "Meuse-Verdun Sector" on "Nov. 5th". It expresses appropriate sentiments of loss and condolence and is signed by the Chaplain of the 359th division, M. M. Hoffman, Jr. A handwritten note at the bottom reads "He is buried in this sector with a number of his companions and has a cross at his grave".
Date: 1919
Partner: Euless Public Library