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World War I Soldiers Remembered: Henry Alvis

1 Feb

We are bringing our readers a new series of posts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. Each post will feature a photograph and known service record/biography of Goochlanders who served during the Great War. We would love to feature more of our service men and women and are always looking for more photographs and details.

Henry Alvis post

Henry Benjamin Alvis

Henry Alvis was born March 17, 1896 in Sabot, Virginia. Henry was a 21 year old farmer when he was drafted in September of 1918 and sent to Camp Lee. According to his Registration Card, we know he was single, tall and had brown eyes and black hair. Unfortunately, we don’t have much in the way of a service record for Henry because like a lot of the men and women, he did not fill out a questionnaire after the war.

Henry moved to Richmond after he returned from Europe and worked for a dairy. He married twice and lived to be 90. He passed away on September 22, 1986 and is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond.

If you have any photographs of World War I service men and women from Goochland, please contact the Goochland County Historical Society. We would love to scan your photographs and add them to the World War I Commemorative Collection. Contact us at 804-556-3966 or at goochlandhistory@comcast.net.