On 24 May 1918, Private William Thomas Graham of Watts, Arkansas was discharged from the National Army after serving for only five months.
Here is the death certificate for my grand uncle William Thomas Graham, who died one hundred years ago today.
Honoring a fallen sibling or perpetuating a family curse? Could be neither!
I wonder if the brevity of his service was medically related.
One hundred years ago: My great uncle, Private William Thomas Graham, was serving in France with Company F, 348th Infantry, 87th Division. The division was under orders for service at the front lines and was actually in movement when peace broke out on November 11th at 1100 hours, bringing an end to World War I.