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Remembered Today:

BRITISH WAR VETERANS OF AMERICA


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From The New York Herald, 30 October 1921: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045774/1921-10-30/ed-1/seq-9/

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Their balls appear on the social calendars in NY newspapers from the 1920s, for example here (article top right) and here (one line towards the bottom right).

The group is still active today. Their Facebook page and website say that "The British War Veterans of America was formed in 1919 by a group of men who had returned, or who had emigrated, to New York after having served with the armed forces, with the idea of providing opportunity to continue and foster friendships made under wartime conditions. At first their contacts were purely social, but gradually, it became apparent that the less fortunate looked to the more fortunate for a helping hand in a new country. This had been, and still is, extended, as far as funds allow, in a way of assisting with hospitalization, finding of positions, the claiming of pensions and general rehabilitations."

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