On Memorial Day, I posted a picture of my grandfather, Alfred, as he was about to go off to World War I. As I said then, I really know very little about him, as he died when my dad was a tiny child, so I just have a few scattered bits of information such as his love of languages.
Last week I watched a documentary about World War I, and it made me wonder a lot of things. Where did my grandfather serve? What did he experience? Was he drafted or did he enlist? How did it change him? Did he write letters home to his first wife and children? My brain was in overdrive thinking of all the things I would like to know about him.
When my brain slowed a bit, I decided to try to find some of the answers. I have requested his military records, and have contacted the few relatives I have asking about any letters, etc.
I will let you know what I find!