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WW1 116th infantry Lt.

Started by hink441 , Aug 28 2014 09:10 AM

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#1 hink441

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:10 AM

I just acquired this great studio picture of a proud Lt. from the 116th Infantry Co. "E". His name is Ernest L. Sutton and the picture is dated 1919.

Sutton was originally a Sgt. in the 4th Virginia Infantry (Suffolk Grays) part of the Virginia National Guard. This unit became Company E of the 116th Infantry regt, 29th Div. A unit history came with the studio picture along with some WW1 veteran organization hats. Thanks for looking.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:15 AM

Here is the studio mark. I can't make out the name of the studio, but it is dated 1919.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:18 AM

This is a pic of the first page of the unit history. Twenty-four pages written in 1949.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:15 PM

Funny, almost three years later I found another studio portrait of the same Lt.

This second framed portrait of Lt. Sutton was found in a different local antique shop. This one he wears his cover. The back of the portrait states it was taken in 1919, and a Mrs. J. E. Leggett will be charged $1.50 for the portrait.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:02 PM

Those are great..! Really like the one with the cover. I'll check to see if he's in the early 20s yearbook.....

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:44 PM

Those are great..! Really like the one with the cover. I'll check to see if he's in the early 20s yearbook.....


I just checked my books and found out that after he was commissioned he was assigned to the 114th Infantry Regiment.


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