It’s Sunday and (almost) as usual, I am back from my usual flea market in Milan, where I’ve bought 10 photographs and a military ID card for a rather reasonable price. This ID military card was for an Italian doctor, who lived in Milan, and was issued in 1917.
As usual, I’ve done a check on the web to retrieve some data on this man and I’ve discovered that this Dr Ludovico Necchi was among the founders of the Università Cattolica of Milan and was even a Venerable, i.e. he was proposed for beatification by the Pope through the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Ludovico Necchi spent a part of the war on the front with the rank of Sergeant (because of an administrative mistake) and in several hospitals in the region of Milan. He died in 1930. (for a more complete biography in Italian, you can read the wikipedia page).