ALBERT OWEN MEREDITH

 

DOCTOR ALBERT OWEN MEREDITH, 1st Lieut. American Medical Corps.

Born October 16th 1895, the son of William Ezra (1868-1930) and Minnie, nee Burriss, Meredith (1871-1928).
He married Annice Bertha, nee Poole, Meredith on June 9th 1920. Their children were Elizabth Poole, Albert Owen Jr. and Martha Meredith. Two children died in infancy.
Albert died on 25th January 1963 and is buried at North View Cemetery, Hartwell, Hart County, Georgia, USA.

With the entry of the US into the war in 1917 the British sent a mission headed by the Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Washington . Asked what the Americans could do to help, Balfour replied: “ Our soldiers are in great need of doctors. We have exhausted our supply. Our people at home have released more than they can spare. Our wounded are suffering. I charged my mind that my first request of your government would be – Send us Doctors. Can you do this?” Asked how many, Balfour replied: “Could you send us a thousand?” He was answered: “Two thousand”

Albert enlisted on September 9th 1917, and was discharged on July 10th 1919.

Also Alberts postcards home

 

ALBERT OWEN MEREDITH 1915

ALBERT OWEN MEREDITH at his desk

Front row 4th from right

2nd row from back 5th from left

Middle row 3rd from right

 

ALBERT OWEN MEREDITH's Postcards

 

 

 

 

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