The fonds consists of military papers, photographs and postcards from Mr. Basly’s time in the French military; leases and records concerning his farm; two photographs of him after the war; and papers detailing his relationship with Veteran’s Affairs. There is also a paper written by Paulette Hrychiw, based on the papers in his collection and supplemental research, detailing his movements with the French Army and her memories of Uncle Gaby, with whom they lived from 1939 to the 1960s.
Translation: Adrien Ponthier de Chamaillard, Second-Lieutenant 311 Infantry 13 Company, former 17th du 302th. Decorated Croix de Guerre and Legion d'Henneur. Mortally wounded at his command post the 14th June 1916, died as a consequence of his wounds at Chatelquyon (63 Puy-de-dome, France) 3rd July at the age of 30