Wilfred Woods WWI correspondence, 1917-1918 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 1/7/MSS 322
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1918
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists of the correspondence of Wilfred Woods from 1917 to 1919. The collection consists of correpondence by Woods to Florence Johnson of Prentice, Wisconsin (and later St. Paul, Minnesota) and postcards. The correspondence discusses Woods time at Camp Douglas in Wisconsin and Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas where he learned how to use machine guns and flag signals. Additionally he discusses his travel to France, trench warfare, being in the occupation army in Luxenberg and in Germany, as well as rumors of returning home. His letters reflect the hardships of war, camp life and missing home, but contain little information regarding specific battles.