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Frank E. Tompkins, World War I soldier

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Frank E. Tompkins Co. I. 34th Inf. Div


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1 Beloit Kansas May, 5, 1919 Kansas State Historical Society Dear Sir, Some time a gow I Received word from you, that you wanted A picture of my Son Frank, who died in France, But I have been unable to get One until Now, and will Send it to you, if I am not two late in Sending it, Frank E Tompkins Co. I, 34, Inft, 7, Div, was Born on, Dec, 8, 1891 And was Born and Raised at Twelve mile, Smith County Kansas


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2 His Amy Serial no’s 2,175,884 He went to Camp Funston on Apr, 26, 1918 He went to Camp Mills, NY, May 25, 1918 He started for France the first part of June 1918 and the vessel that he was on, was Sunk by a German Sub[XXXXX] And he got hurt, and was sent, Back to the Base Hospital at Mineola NY, I asked him in one of my letters if he had Seene aney of those Big Shells and he wrote me


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3 That he had sein and hird About, ten  Thousand of them He was weight at the front Nearley All the time he was in France And he wrote Me just before he took sick, that he had just came out of a Twenty Days Stay in the Trenches And [XXXXX] was in the last Big Battles, and that he was well, and feeling Fine And in three or four Days after I got his letter, I got a Telogram from the Government Stating That he was dead, he left New York for France on, Aug, 17, 1918, and Arrived in France on Aug, 27, 1918


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4 rank E Tompkins Died, with Influenzia, and Pnumonia, on Nov, 16, 1918 was in, Co, I, 34, Inft, 7, Div And I Am his Father Thomas, J. Tompkins Beloit Kansas Box, 453 Please Return this Picture


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May 6, 1919 Mr. Thomas J. Tompkins, Beloit, Kansas. Dear sir- Thank you very much for your letter of May 5’, relative to your son Frank E. Tompkins, Co. I, 34th Inf., 7th Division. This material will be reserved o file here and when the state begins the publication of information concerning its soldiers in the European war, it will be used. As soon as a copy is made of the photograph which you enclosed, it will be returned to you. I enclose you herewith card which will explain to you more fully plans relating to photographs. Sincerely yours, Secretary



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