Diary of Sergeant Joseph F Bold

 

Sgt. J.F. Bold (Ambulance Company 344 -311th Sanitation Train), a Rockford resident, details his activities in WWI in an unusual 55 page typed diary, from august 24,1918 (Camp Grant IL) to his discharge on January 31, 1919.

Rockford Public Library Local History Archives – Military Collection

In His Grandfather’s Footsteps

 

Paul Doherty’s mission is to learn as much as he can about his grandfather Leon’s WWI experiences to shine some light on Company K’s service.  He has made three trips to France and walked in his grandfather’s footsteps to discover many things about the way the troops lived while in this war-torn area of France and Belgium.

Source:  Rockford Register Star, June 2, 2019.

Your Advance Fuel Oil Ration

“Your Advance Fuel Oil Ration” letter, May 15, 1943, from the Office of Price Administration, Rationing Division, Seattle, Washington. When received, the letter would have included Fuel Oil Coupons, which would have been used to heat the home. The letter included tips for conserving as much fuel oil as possible. Found in a 1943 East High School Yearbook; no ration coupons found, as they would have been used.