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#1 jagjetta

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 10:22 AM

I know a there a few collectors of images who like "auxiliaries" (Red Cross, YMCA, Knights of Columbus, Salvation Army, etc.) It might be interesting to see what sort of images are out there of "People in uniform during WWI but not really in the military" (for lack of a better way to label it!)

 

I will offer this rather rough image of Jack M'Auliffe, Lightweight Champion who volunteered his service to the Knights of Columbus. Photo take September 26, 1918.

 

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 10:58 AM

August 12, 1918, press photo of "Bishop Hays, Chief Chaplain in France.

 

 

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He is shown here with his secretary, Major Joseph P. Duneen. It was stated that Bishop Hays would, "...wear no uniform but his clerical garb." 

 

Major Duneen had five brothers already in the service. His mother wanted to "serve Uncle Sam also, but was refused on account of her age." 



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 01:11 PM

It's interesting that Maj. Duneen is not wearing his Sam Brown belt. Was this photo shot in Europe or the U.S.A. ?



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 01:46 PM

It's interesting that Maj. Duneen is not wearing his Sam Brown belt. Was this photo shot in Europe or the U.S.A. ?


In the USA before they left for France.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 03:26 PM

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Miss Lucy Minnegerode of Fairfax, VA, Superintendent of the Unite States Public Health Nurse Corps.

She had been a Chief Nurse of American Red Cross unit that was sent to Kief, Russia, in 1915. When the US entered the war, she was assigned overseas by Red Cross.

 



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:03 PM

Very interesting.



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 06:24 AM

Father Popoff, Chaplains John Axton, Walter Lloyd, JJ Campbell and Rabbi Veld at an Army funeral service in Hoboken, November 13, 1919

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 06:33 AM

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was founded in 1917 during World War I to give young conscientious objectors ways to serve without joining the military or taking lives. They drove ambulances, ministered to the wounded, and stayed on in Europe after the armistice to rebuild war-ravaged communities.

 

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American Friends Service Committee personnel at Dole, France, January 20, 1918

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 06:33 AM

Detail of AFSC group:

 

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 06:42 AM

YMCA workers receiving the French Croix de Guerre

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 06:43 AM

YMCA Workers with Croix de Guerre (detail)

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 08:44 PM

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was founded in 1917 during World War I to give young conscientious objectors ways to serve without joining the military or taking lives. They drove ambulances, ministered to the wounded, and stayed on in Europe after the armistice to rebuild war-ravaged communities.
 
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American Friends Service Committee personnel at Dole, France, January 20, 1918

 


What in the world...never heard of this organization. Thanks John!
I think I have a few more auxiliary unit pics left in the collection that I'll have to post...
- Chuck

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:36 AM

John (and all) - 
The caption on back of this photo states, " Group of Knights of Columbus Secretaries on the steps of residence of the Bishop of Lourdes". In fact, there are also other branches of service present: pilots, nurses, various divisional patched personnel wearing KofC collar insignia!; just not that visible in the low res scan. 
 
Now take a look at the two guys seated at far right, John, and tell me if that isn't Jack M'Auliffe! Cropped scan next...
 

 

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:37 AM

...and the close-up of M'Aullife -

 

 

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:59 AM

Captain Katherine Richards, commander of the National League for Woman's Service Motor Corps

 

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In the close-up, you can make out the unique NLWS buttons on Katherine's cap



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 10:01 AM

...and the close-up of M'Aullife -

 

 

Boy that sure looks like Jack...wearing the same cap, in fact!



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 10:33 AM

Damn, John, those are some obscure units you've been posting (wonderfully detailed too!). 

 

Here's another image that came with my "McAullife" portrait. He's not in this one, but you've got some excellent uniform details...everything from an "Hello Girl" (short gal standing far left), Chaplain (seated far left), to a KofC 84th Div patched doughboy seated a few over from the Chaplain. Again, the location is Lourdes, but actually taken in front of the KofC Club at Lourdes.

 

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 01:50 PM

Damn, John, those are some obscure units you've been posting (wonderfully detailed too!). 
 
Here's another image that came with my "McAullife" portrait. He's not in this one, but you've got some excellent uniform details...everything from an "Hello Girl" (short gal standing far left), Chaplain (seated far left), to a KofC 84th Div patched doughboy seated a few over from the Chaplain. Again, the location is Lourdes, but actually taken in front of the KofC Club at Lourdes.
 
-Chuck


Boy, Chuck...that's a smorgasbord of auxiliaries!

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 11:53 AM

photo (24).JPG photo (32).JPG "Uncle Joe". J.F. Kerman, Utica NY. Knights of Columbus assisting a young French person, 11-7-18. From 'Forward March', by Frank J. Mackey. A large format photo book put out by the Disabled American Veterns after the war. Plus a close-up of his KC patch.



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 12:02 PM

These are some amazing photos. Thanks so much for posting....Kat



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 02:14 PM

ARC officer just back from overseas duty posing with his son in a Germantown, PA studio

 

 

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 01:25 PM

Today's offering is a bit of a head scratcher.  Identified as Mrs. (Dr. Louis) Florence Marie Rocovieri of San Francisco, I don't know what uniform she is wearing.  She appears to be working in the War Savings Service program. 

 

 

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:15 AM

Thank you for posting the pics.

Well done.



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:48 AM

I am fascinated with this post.

Many of these auxiliaries served along side chaplains or wanted to serve the Soldiers but had issues with the chaplaincy or the military.

While not a portrait, here is a post war Veteran's Bureau Chaplain's uniform.

 

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 11:36 AM

Edna, Mrs. C. Van Deusen, Grace, and Major Charles Van Deusen when they arrived in New York on the SS Volendam.

Major Van Deusen was attached to the American Army of Occupation in Coblenz while Mrs. Van D. and daughters engaged in welfare work. 

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