Gerard Calyon

No. 13071 Gerard Calyon

Photograph in a collection of photographs and service records maintained by Dr. Nathaniel Royal Perkins.  During World I, Dr. Perkins was employed by the draft registration board to examine young men for the draft.  During this job, he befriended many servicemen and kept track of their military service during the war.  Dr. Perkins died in 1922, and his widow, Clara, donated the collection to the Dorchester Historical Society in 1924.

Gerard Calyon, a Belgian soldier, in field from facts gathered from personal correspondence. This soldier had not recd any news from his family for four years nor they from him. The matter is being investigated by the Red Cross trying to locate his people. This picture was sent to Dr. Perkins from the trenches in Belgium.


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March 28, 2022

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