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Grandfather Lovetere’s WWI Division History Now Available Free Online

November 11, 2014

In Observance of Armistice Day & the 100th anniversary of WWI

In WWI Philip Lovetere, my late maternal grandfather, served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 64th Infantry Regiment, 14th Infantry Brigade, 7th Infantry Division.

He served in the Puvenelle Sector on the west bank of the Moselle River.


A free online digital edition is now available of Philip Lovetere’s divsion:

History of the Seventh Division, Compiled by Captain Edgar Tremlett Fell (1927).


Undated photo of Philip Lovetere in France.

Philip Lovetere is not mentioned in the book.

Philip Lovetere  could neither read nor write Italian or English so he personally did not write letters. If someone wrote them for him, none have survived.

However, what his unit experienced, at times at the company level, are discussed.

That is the basis for the detailed chronology on my family history site:

Philip Lovetere & World War I

This is a model for how families can learn their ancestor’s story by following the movements of their ancestor’s unit.

Embedded copy on family history webiste:

History of the Seventh Division, compiled by Captain Edgar Tremlett Fell (1927).

The University of Michigan’s copy was digitized by Google and made available by the Hathi Trust Digital Library.



94th anniversary of Philip Lovetere in Domèvre en Haye, France on Armistice Day November 11, 1918

November 10, 2012
Domèvre en Haye, France in 1915

Domèvre en Haye, France under German occupation in 1915, three years before Philip Lovetere and the 64th Battalion arrived in November, 1918 shortly after its liberation.

Domèvre en Haye

Undated photo of Domèvre en Haye, France. Appears to be post World War 1. Rubble has been cleared from the streets and vegetation has returned.

My grandfather Philip Lovetere served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 64th Infantry Regiment, 14th Infantry Brigade of the 7th Infantry Division.

In late October, 1918, the 7th Division was in reserve behind the front. On November 8, 1918, the 7th Division was ordered to return to the front for a resumption of the offensive against the Germans.

By November 10, the 64th Regiment had reached Domèvre en Haye, France. On the morning of November 11 they were ordered to halt in anticipation of the armistice to begin a few hours later at 11 am.

Philip Lovetere & World War One

Domèvre en Haye, France.

In 1900


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