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London Headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces Y.M.C.A. Throughout Globe War I

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London Headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces Y.M.C.A. For the duration of World War I
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Image by UA Archives | Upper Arlington Historical past
This photograph accompanied an report about the return house 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 work took him to Scotland, England, France and Italy. Although on the front line in France he met numerous soldiers from the Columbus, Ohio spot including Huntley DuPre, Don Demorest and Paul Nash. Mr. Pontius, who wrote numerous content about his trip abroad, lived at 1776 Upper Chelsea Street with his wife, Hazel (Dolin), and their daughter, Jean.

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

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

King George V and Queen Mary Throughout Globe War I
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Image by UA Archives | Upper Arlington History
This picture of King George V and Queen Mary appeared in the January 1919 Norwester magazine with an report describing each and every of the London Y.M.C.A. &quothuts&quot belonging to the English-speaking countries fighting in the war: United States, Canada, Excellent Britain, New Zealand, and Australia. John Wesley Pontius described the services these huts presented for both officers and enlisted males. The Eagle Hut provided soldiers with social rooms, fireplaces, theatres, game rooms, music corners, and a &quotsobering area&quot as nicely as a canteen full with a soda fountain and American meals. During one go to to the Eagle Hut’s American canteen, His Majesty King George V and Queen Mary sampled a &quotflapjack&quot at the flapjack stand. John W. Pontius, who authored many posts about his tour overseas, worked for the Columbus Y.M.C.A. and as the Affiliate Chief Secretary of the Y.M.C.A. of the American Expeditionary Forces in the United Kingdom. This occupation took him to Scotland, England, France, and Italy. Whilst abroad he faithfully sent back letters and content with his observations regarding the war and, in specific, the Y.M.C.A. facilities that he visited. These letters and content have been printed in the neighborhood magazine, the Norwester. Mr. Pontius lived at 1776 Upper Chelsea Road with his wife, Hazel (Dolin), and their daughter, Jean.

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Identifier: hinw15p014i01
Date (yyyy-mm-dd): c. 1919-01
Original Dimensions: 11 cm x 7.2 cm
Format: Black and White Halftone Photograph
Source: Norwester, January 1919, web page 14
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)

World War I Soldiers’ Reception at the American Y.M.C.A. in Liverpool, 1918
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Image by UA Archives | Upper Arlington Historical past
John Wesley Pontius, an Upper Arlington resident who was Secretary of the Columbus Y.M.C.A, left for England in 1918 to take portion in the military work of the Y.M.C.A. during World War I. While away, J. W. Pontius contributed to the Norwester Magazine, and, following his return several months later, continued to write about his experiences abroad. One particular of his content articles, from the December 1918 Norwester magazine, was accompanied by this photograph of newly arrived United States soldiers enjoying refreshments at the American Y.M.C.A. in Liverpool. The write-up paints a vivid picture of crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a 36-square-mile convoy of ships. It describes the harrowing expertise of spending a night stranded by fog deep inside a hostile submarine zone, as well as the pleasure of watching whales and porpoises swimming alongside the ships.

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Identifier: hinw14p012i01
Date (yyyy-mm-dd): c. 1918-twelve
Unique Dimensions: 11 cm x 7.5 cm
Format: Black and White Halftone Photograph
Source: Norwester, December 1918, page twelve
Authentic Publisher: Upper Arlington Neighborhood (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)

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