Photos submitted by Brad Oldaker.


This photo of the 314th Field Artillery Band is undated. The message on the back reads:

"This is the famous 314 F. A. Band. Now playing in France. Will play in Germany soon. The date of our concert in Berlin will be announced later. The "Kaiser" has not decided when to permit us to play there, but we will not ask him. Holton"

This was sent by Adrian Holton Lawson (Brad's great uncle). He played trombone and was from Auburn, Ritchie County, W. Va. In the picture there is a line drawn (probably by the soldier) to identify him.


Holton Lawson is back row, left end holding his trombone. Nothing is written on the back.