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#26 world war I nerd

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 07:59 AM

William L. Hollingsworth, Troop B, 15th Cavalry Regiment circa 1910-ish.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 08:00 AM

An unamed YMCA man who served long enough with the 3rd Division to earn the right to wear that division's shoulder patch.

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#28 12thengr

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 09:44 AM

27021912_10213783296408185_8716461380555103503_o.jpg Unknown soldier at an unknown post. With M-1917 rifle. Stolen from the internet.



#29 rvandehoef

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:03 AM

World War I Nerd, this one IS ID'd: Gabriel Broussard, 312th Guard & Fire Company. Louisiana guy, remember?

 

Very nice Eric. those are spectacular!

 

"Gabriel" (the only name present on the back of the image) is probably another WW I recruit at yet another unknown training camp circa 1917-1918. If it wasn't for the lift-the-dot canteen on his belt, I would swear that this photo was taken somewhere along the Mexican border in 1916.

 



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:13 AM

This is my GGGUncle, Coit Smith. He was from the Cleveland area (Berea). I think this was taken at the family farm. Always love it, though, as he is in total uniform! :)

 

Here is his service info:

15 Co 4 Battalion 158 Depot Brigade to 21 Oct 1918; 4 Co Cp Meigs DC to 31 Dec 1918; 2 Co 2 Battalion 164 Depot Brigade to Discharge Private Honorable discharge 11 Jan 1919.

 

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Really cool thread!



#31 USAFnav

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:38 AM

This is Ferdinando Chiappetta, serving in a development battalion at Camp Jackson, South Carolina, in 1918. I wonder if World War I Nerd can comment on his uniform since it's not my area of expertise.

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#32 Fritz

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:04 PM

Here's a few of mine, 1916/17 time frame from the Mexican Border and Fort Thomas Ky, sorry for the somewhat poor quality, these are inverted from the glass negatives I have.

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#33 Fritz

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:04 PM

Couple more

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:05 PM

Another

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#35 world war I nerd

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 01:26 PM

Rogier, thanks for refreshing my memory about Gabriel!

 

 

Stratasfan, who would have guessed that one of your relatives would have shown up here? Small world I guess.

 

 

Pete, Ferdinando looks to be wearing the standard 1917 khaki cotton version of the 1911 Summer Service Dress. The funky dark collar is the result of the collar of the olive drab flannel shirt being turned over the stand collar of the service coat. In period photos the dark contrasting color of the shirt collar often fools the viewer into thinking they are looking at a light color coat with an attached dark collar.

 

Ferdinand's ensemble is finished off with a regulation 1911 Service Hat, aka Campaign Hat, 1914 Canvas Leggings and 1914 Russet Leather Shoes, all of which were frequently issued to new recruits during 1917 and 1918.

 

 

Fritz, thanks for posting some nice images from the Mexican Border period showing an eclectic mix of uniform and clothing items.

 

 

Some great images posted. keep em' coming ...


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 02:37 PM

World War I Nerd, thanks for that information, very helpful!

Pete



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 02:59 PM

Here is one of my favorite photos of an unnamed 33rd Division soldier with a double patched uniform.

 

Thanks

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 03:05 PM

Here is another 33rd Division soldier in my collection. Here are two great shots of Sgt. Arthur F. Frick, HQ Company 130th Infantry Regiment. Sgt. Frick was Wounded in Action on November 7, 1918.

 

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

And one for you gear junkies out there. It is unnamed with the exception of Brother Peter signed on the back.

 

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 03:14 PM

Here is an unnamed photo taken somewhere over there during WWI. This one is of a soldier in the Motor Transportation Corps and features a fur collar coat, goggles, and MTC collar disk. 

 

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#41 chris3bs

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 03:48 PM

Here are a couple - -

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 05:24 PM

Here's a couple Cavalry pics, you can actually see them wearing the Cavalry bandolier

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 01:27 PM

Here's few more, the 1st pic the trooper has three campaign stars on his victory ribbon

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 01:29 PM

Here's a real nice Span Am troop and an officer bust shot showing the period Officers dress tunic, both Ohio guy's and I believe the officer is from the 8th, these are inverted images from glass negatives I have.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:12 AM

Here are two photos of my grandfather, Walter L Fields, Supply Company 322nd Field Artillery. Both photos were taken in France in 1918.

 

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:14 AM

This fellow is identified on back as: Sgt G.W. Benecke, Fort Scott, California.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:15 AM

unidentified:

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:17 AM

Indentified on back as: Hobert G. Jones.  Photo taken in France.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:19 AM

Unidentified but from the looks of the back of the card, the photo was taken in France.

 

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:20 AM

Unidentified but his collar disk shows: HQ Co, 336 Infantry. The photo was taken stateside.

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