Peter John Williams, a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, an attorney and amateur historian with a special  interest in World War I. The photographs for this book were selected from various public and private  museums, libraries, and collections; many of them have not been seen for almost 90 years.

 It is hoped that this website will be a place where the names, stories, heroism, and sacrifice of those now  gone will be shared and remembered.



April 16, 2019: I will be giving a presentation on life in Philadelphia during the First World War at the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table meeting on Tuesday April 16th at the Radisson Hotel, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway in Trevose, Pennsylvania. The evening begins at 7:30pm and is free and open to the public.

September 15, 2018 – The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion at 21st & Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. The event is organized by the Independence Hall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and donations will go to the support of military families. There will be speakers, exhibits and other activities. Doors open at 10:00am and coffee and donuts will be provided. Please come out and support a great cause.

April 16, 2018 – I will be speaking to the Middletown Township Historical Society at Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, Media, Pa. on Life in Philadelphia During World War I. The presentation will begin at 7:00pm and is free and open to the public.

November 15, 2017 – I am very happy to announce that I will be speaking on life in the Philadelphia area during the First World War at the Haddonfield Historical Society at 7:30pm on November 15, 2017. The presentation will be held at the Lutheran Church of our Savior, 204 Wayne Avenue, Haddonfield, New Jersey. The event is open to the public. Nonmembers of the HHS are asked to make a small donation.  Please come out and join us.

November 13, 2017 – Please join me at the Wissahickon Valley Historical Society, 799 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, Pa. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30pm where I will be speaking on life in the Philadelphia area during World War I. There will also be items from that time on exhibit which have been loaned from a local private collection. The event is free and open to all.

May 13, 2017 World War 1 History Symposium 

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania World War One Centennial Committee


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