A Guide to the James Eugene Torbett Scrapbook, 1918-1919
The son of James S. Torbett and Eugenia Wicker James Eugene Torbett (1893-1952) was born in Mound, Coryell County, Texas. During World War I, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. As a part of the 344th Field Artillery Band, Torbett served as a musician as he traveled with his regiment throughout France and Germany. Following the war, he returned to Texas and married in 1922. Torbett and his wife Lola had one child, Doratha Jean, born in 1926. He eventually moved to Nueces County, where he died in 1952.
"James Eugene Torbett." We Relate. Accessed June 25, 2012. http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:James_Torbett_(5).
The James Eugene Torbett Scrapbook, 1918-1919, consists of postcards Torbett collected in France and Germany while he served in the 344th Field Artillery Band in the U.S. Army during World War I. The scrapbook includes descriptions and brief histories of the places he visited.
This collection is open for research use.
James Eugene Torbett Scrapbook, 1918-1919, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Bethany Anderson, June 2012.
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