July 5th 1918. PRIVATE CHARLES ALLBRECHT OF AMBULANCE COMPANY, KILLED IN ACTION FORMERLY A BROOKLYNITE LETTER WRITTEN TO GRANDMOTHER FIVE DAYS BEFORE DEATH Memorial mass was celebrated in the R.C. Church of St. Benedict, Richmond Hill, yesterday morning for Charles ALLBRECHT, of 947 Church Street, that place, who was killed in action in France on June 6. ALLBRECHT, who was 21 years old, enlisted in the regular army five years ago, and was assigned to the 133d Coast Artillery and served on the Mexican border before he was transferred to Ambulance Company, No. 13 and sailed for France about one year ago. He was born in Brooklyn twenty-one years ago and was graduated from P.S. 56. Later he attended Richmond High School. He is survived by his father,Charles; one sister, Teresa, and his grandmother, Mrs. C. ALLBRECHT. Five days before young ALLBRECHT was killed he wrote a letter to his grandmother, describing the wonderful sights when the Americans went over the top and how German prisoners welcomed a chance to get the good American army "chow." His letter said: "My Dear GrandmotherIt was with great pleasure and joy that I received your letter, yet I am sorry to say our friend, 'Red,' was wounded in action, but I am sure that he is rapidly recovering. Grandma, is it not great the way 'our boys' are hitting the 'Huns?' They just go 'over the top' for victory. I only wish that I could relate to you the events from beginning to end, but Censor will not allow it. I think, however, that I can say that the boys went 'over the top' joyously, with a straight and unbroken line. It was a wonderful sight, to see the way our boys, all Americans, charged the Hun and gave him a dose of his own medicine, and I am certainly glad that I lived to see the things I have. The boys who died in this battle deserve heaven, for they lost their lives, granny, fighting for you and their mothers, and the safety of the world. Even the Huns admired that line, and it was a big victory from start to end, and even though they sleep in the bloodstained soil of France they will never be forgotten. "I dressed a Red Cross Hun's wounds, and it was through him that one of our boys was saved from bleeding to death, so you see that it is not all hatred among the Germans for the Americans. We had another Red Cross Hun that we had taken prisoner. We gave him some hardtack, and he told us that our meat and bread was better and nicer than the bread they get in the German army. I have dressed about ten altogether, and some of them, if you take out your knife to cut bandages, throw up their hand and shout 'Kamerad.' Old Kaiser Bill must have told them some bad tales about us Americans." I am not related & have no other info.