Hi all, and thanks for accepting my registration request. I am very new to militaria and have spent the past year in a crash course on WWI.
Two long threads on this forum have been hugely valuable to me over the last few months.
My grandfather served in the 35th Division, 140th Infantry, Company B and I am fortunate enough to have his 1918 diary, along with some of the letters he sent home. I posted his entries, along with maps, images and commentary, throughout 2018.
I'm collecting - if you can call it that - items that relate to his experience. In addition to the diary and letters, I have a 37mm artillery shell that (I assume) he brought home and his victory medal.
My most recent acquisitions are a piece of trench art created by another soldier from the 140th, and a Company "B" Infantry collar disc.
Thanks again for sharing your expertise.