Letter from Sergeant Horace H. Cornell to Stacy B. Brown, May 31 1917, from Base Hospital No. 10 on its way to France [World War One]. Horace H. Cornell.
Letter from Sergeant Horace H. Cornell to Stacy B. Brown, May 31 1917, from Base Hospital No. 10 on its way to France [World War One]

Letter from Sergeant Horace H. Cornell to Stacy B. Brown, May 31 1917, from Base Hospital No. 10 on its way to France [World War One]

1917. 1 handwritten letter (2 sheets) from Sergeant Horace H. Cornell, American Base Hospital #10 "Somewhere in England," to his friend Stacy B. Brown, Newtown, Pa. In April 1917, the British Army requested medical assistance from the United States for the British Expeditionary Force in France, and consequently the American War Department asked the American Red Cross to mobilize six base hopsitals, which sailed in May 1917. Sgt. Cornell was part of Base Hospital No. 10, organized by the Pennsylvania Hospital, which left Philadelphia on sailed May 19, 1917, on the St. Paul and arrived in England on May 28; on June 12, 1917, it took over No. 16 British General Hospital, in Le Treport, France, where it remained until it ceased to function at the end of Feb. 1919. Cornell had become a pharmacist in 1895 and, after returning from the war, he returned to that profession in Newtown, Pa. With the stamped and postmarked envelope and a postcard of Blackpool, Eng., which Cornell compares to Atlantic City. He also reflects on Decoration Day and the "Few remaining Old Timers of 1861." In Very Good+ Condition: letter is folded; one fold in each sheet is just starting to tear; letter and postcard are clean; envelope is slightly soiled. Very Good +. Item #004340

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