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#876 US Victory Museum

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:13 PM

 

This appears to be the Cross of the Knights Hospitaller (a.k.a. Cross of St. John) which

was as the insignia of the army Hospital Corps c. 1900.

 

Its lineage extends all the way back to the Knights of Malta.

 

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:54 AM

USVM, thanks for the possible ID on the army officer in white collar insignia.

 

Have you, or anyone else, ever seem the 'cross of St. John' insignia being worn during the WW I era?

 

This is a first for me, but I've learned, that when it comes to WW I insignia combinations, to never say "never", and to never say "always" when something obsolete or unexpected shows up in a photo or on a uniform.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:12 AM

Those sure look like normal Chaplain crosses to me. Straight sides with a longer bottom arm.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:23 AM

Company bakers, from a small group of photos of Company I, 26th Infantry Regiment men down along the Texas/Mexico border circa 1913 - 1915.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:26 AM

Shore party in heavy marching order onboard the U.S.S. Connecticut, I'm guessing around 1914 or so, probably at Vera Cruz, Mexico.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:30 AM

The obligatory training camp photograph of recruits wearing the American made CE (corrected English) Small Box Respirator.

 

The man at whom the arrow is pointed is named on the photo as V.H. Robertson. Can anybody find any information on him?

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:31 AM

Close up of the masked men.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:36 AM

A rare photograph of the khaki cotton service dress being worn in the AEF. Khaki cotton service dress was not an article of equipment that was adopted by the AEF. Thus, it was seldom seen being worn in Europe. This is only the third or fourth image of a Doughboy wearing cotton service dress that I have ever come across.

 

Louis E. (or F.) Jhonson was written at the bottom of this French "Carte Postale". Can anybody find out what outfit Johnson served with in the AEF?

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:37 AM

Female Marine Reservists, aka "Marinettes" circa 1918.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:38 AM

A closer look at the female Marine garb from the waist up.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:12 AM

The obligatory training camp photograph of recruits wearing the American made CE (corrected English) Small Box Respirator.

 

The man at whom the arrow is pointed is named on the photo as V.H. Robertson. Can anybody find any information on him?

 

Hi WWINerd!

 

Happy to see you won that photo, I was going to send you a link to it but got busy and forgot. It's a great photo, the masks are very early (you'll notice the masks lack the guards at the mouthpiece, and the bag strap has the adjustment stud used with the leather 'alert' tab). I do not recall his full name, but another copy (not the same one sold) of this photo was on his findagrave page (with I think one more WWI photo of him). I think his first name was Vernon or Virgil, but I would have to look to see. 



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:14 AM

Here here is, it was "Vergil" https://www.findagra...gil-h-robertson



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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:31 AM

Nice work, RC. Here's the other image of Virgil H. Robertson (minus the gas mask)  that was posted on the above link. Note the "Battery B or D stencil on the crate behind Virgil. It indicates that he was in an artillery regiment, but which one?

 

Photo courtesy of the Fek Neim collection

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:26 AM

Brian, you beat me out on that gasmask shot.  

 

Here's Virgle (noted as "Carl"), acting as loader from his time in Germany.  Same seller...

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And his service card, he was gassed in October.  Virgle was the only Robertson in the 9th that I can find. 

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 12:59 PM

The obligatory training camp photograph of recruits wearing the American made CE (corrected English) Small Box Respirator.

 

The man at whom the arrow is pointed is named on the photo as V.H. Robertson. Can anybody find any information on him?

 

world war I nerd, Are they wearing reinforced breeches? There is a Victor H. Robertson who served in the 151st Artillery Brigade Headquarters.

 

There is also a Vergil (spelled with an "e") H. in Battery D, 81st FA.

 

 

Ooops, just noticed this was already answered!


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Posted 10 December 2019 - 01:12 PM



Nice work, RC. Here's the other image of Virgil H. Robertson (minus the gas mask)  that was posted on the above link. Note the "Battery B or D stencil on the crate behind Virgil. It indicates that he was in an artillery regiment, but which one?

 

Photo courtesy of the Fek Neim collection

 

 

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 01:13 PM

Hmm so that begs to question who my "Carl" Robertson was.  Both photos had corners clipped, so came out of same album....and the handwriting is the same on all of the photos. 

 

Edit, cousins perhaps?

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:24 AM

Austin, Erik & RC, thanks for the additional info regarding Virgil Robertson ... It's much appreciated.

 

Austin, perhaps Virgil and Carl were cousins serving in different divisions? The possible relationship, and same home town, likely explains how both photos (with the same hand writing) ended up in the same family photo album.

 

An unnamed private from Company I, 26th Infantry Regiment wearing his 1902 Dress Uniform circa 1915.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:25 AM

Close up of the cap and collar brass on the 1902 uniform.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:29 AM

Photo no. 1, of a series of three, documenting wounded Doughboys arriving at a Red Cross first-aid post somewhere on the Western Front in 1918. Here, the WIA men are unloaded from an AEF ambulace, whose insignia is just visible in the upper-right corner of the photo.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:32 AM

Image no. 2 appears to depict a fresh dressing being applied to the wound. Note the burlap helmet covers and the wristwatch worn by the man in the center.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:35 AM

In this third photo of the trio, the Red Cross man is providing comfort to the wounded soldier in the form of a cigarette. Note the enameled Red Cross insignia on lapel of the Red Cross man's overcoat.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:36 AM

Nice studio shot of a wristwatch wearing V Corps medical man named Sergeant Lloyd A.S. Maltz.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:37 AM

A closer look at the V Corps insignia and watch.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:42 AM

Studio shot of the seldom seen AEF Postal Express Service Greyhound shoulder patch worn by Corporal K. W. Farmhaue (?) Headquarters Postal Express Service APO 702.

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