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Catalog Number 1982.83.73a
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1982.83
Description Full transcription of text follows:

[wshaw_0073_0001]

[Knights of Columbus letterhead] January 1919 Mr John C. Shaw Dear Sir, Your son, Walter G. Shaw was killed by a shell on October 2, 1918 The 18th Infantry was holding the line at the town called CHARPENTRY in the Argonne. All day and night the shells were falkling on our position. One of the shells killed your boy. He is buried at CHARPENTRY. May God reward and comfort you for having given a son to the service who gave his life for freedom and justice and the peace we will soon enjoy. Yours very sincerely Chaplain King 18 Infty

From the service of Private Walter G. Shaw, 18th Infantry Band, 1st Division. With band tour of Italy 2-3/18. Gassed at Cantigny 5/4/18. Died at No. Charpentry in the Argonne.
Date January, 1919
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1919
People Shaw, Walter
Subjects Letters (Home)
World War I
Death
War casualties