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Joseph B. Wilkinson First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 5, Folder: 24-25
Identifier: 2014-027-w-rd

Content Description

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This collection contains three postcards from PFC. Joseph B. Wilkinson, AEF, written to his mother in Meridan, Connecticut. This collection also contains Wilkinson's dog tags.


  • 1919 January 3- 1919 April

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This collection is open for research.

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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 Joseph Benjamin Wilkinson was born on 31 August 1892 to Benjamin and Mary Wilkinson in Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. His parents were immigrants from England. PFC. Wilkinson was 24 when her registered for the draft of the First World War. He deployed to France during his service with the American Expeditionary Forces. PFC. Wilkinson died in Sept of 1974 in Providence, RI


0.025 Linear Feet (2 folders)


This collection contains three postcards and the dog tags of PFC. Joseph B. Wilkinson, AEF, during the First World War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jane C. Clancy. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.
Finding Aid for the Joseph B. Wilkinson 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