London Headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces Y.M.C.A. During World War I

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When: 01 January 1918

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This photograph accompanied an article about the return home of Upper Arlington resident John Wesley Pontius after a six month trip to Europe. Mr. Pontius worked for the Y.M.C.A. and as the Associate Chief Secretary of the Y.M.C.A. of the American Expeditionary Forces in the United Kingdom. This job took him to Scotland, England, France and Italy. While on the front line in France he met several soldiers from the Columbus, Ohio area including Huntley DuPre, Don Demorest and Paul Nash. Mr. Pontius, who wrote several articles about his trip overseas, lived at 1776 Upper Chelsea Road with his wife, Hazel (Dolin), and their daughter, Jean.

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Identifier: hinw15p013i01
Date (yyyy-mm-dd): c. 1919-01
Original Dimensions: 11.2 cm x 7.5 cm
Format: Black and White Halftone Photograph
Source: Norwester, January 1919, page 13
Original Publisher: Upper Arlington Community (Ohio)
Repository: Upper Arlington Historical Society
Digital Publisher: Upper Arlington Public Library, UA Archives

Credit: UA Archives - Upper Arlington Public Library (Repository: UA Historical Society)


Owner: UA Archives | Upper Arlington History
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