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Wesley F. Diedrich First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 6, Folder: 4-9, Folder: 1-6
Identifier: 2014-025-w-rd

Content Description

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This collection contains 69 letters from PFC Wesley F. Diedrich, AEF to his parents during the First World War.

In the first half of the collection, PFC Diedrich described his training and other happenings at Camp Logan in Houston, TX. In the second half of the collection his division went to Europe and he described cities and locations they visit.

The collection also contains six maps, four war pamphlets, six newspaper and magazine clippings, and three photographs.


  • 1917 October 3 - 1919 May 31

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

Private First Class Wesley F. Diedrich, AMerican Expeditionary Force (12/6/1900 - 9/2/1966) was born to Nicholas John and Elizabeth Catherine Diedrich in Joliet, Illinois. PFC. Diedrich reported for training at Camp Logan, Texas, on 3 October 1917. PFC. Diedrich served in the 27th company, 108th Engineers, 33rd Infantry Division of the American Expeditionary Forces in France. He sailed from New Jersey aboard the USS George Washington on May 8, 1918 bound for France and left Brest, France aboard the USS Harrisburg on May 15, 1919. PFC. Diedrich died in September 1966 and is buried in Ventura, CA.


0.3 Linear Feet (6 folders)

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This collection contains the correspondence and ephemera of PFC Wesley F. Diedrich, AEF during the First World War.


This collection is arranged by material type and date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Vera Roads. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.

Finding Aid for the Wesley F. Diedrich First World War correspondence
Lauren Menges
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States