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#1 OD-Blue-Top

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:50 AM

I need some help with this bag.  By the printing on the flap I am assuming it belonged to a soldier with initials H.W.S. in the 316th Field Signal Bn.  I want to display this in our local Veterans Memorial Hall in an exhibit, as we are commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI.  This was in group of military items from an old county museum that was closed years ago.  

 

I would like to know what this bag was used for, and if anyone has access to rosters from this unit, I would certainly like to know the soldiers name.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks James 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:05 AM

Chuachat machine rifle magazine pouch.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM

Thank you for the pouch ID robinb.  I really appreciate your help.  James



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:12 PM

 Might check with 'Google Books' they have the history of Co. 'C' 316th Signal Battalion. Might be more.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:27 AM

Thanks for the lead 12theng.




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