This diary of a musician soldier who served in the Great War was saved by himself, later his wife and widow, finally his son, and found by his granddaughter in her father's possessions. The introduction is written by the granddaughter to acquaint a reader about the soldier and how she came about publishing this bit of history. The diary was digitalized from the soldier's pen and ink handwritten pages without making any type of corrections to what he had written. The diary is presented with photos of the cover, pages that show the original handwriting, and other historical keepsakes found in the diary. War time photos show the soldier and army life in France. Family photos show a few snapshots of prewar and post war glimpses into this soldier's life. The final item found with the diary is the army issued roster of the entire 138th Infantry, Headquarters Company. A fire destroying military records of this type in 1973 make this roster a possible source of history which may not be available elsewhere. Photos of this roster from cover to cover are included in an appendix of this book.