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#1 blackhawkdown

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:23 AM

I was just given this photo of a heavily awarded marksman. Do you think he could be researched? No name on back. Maybe a Missouri resident. Had to have served in WW.
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#2 blackhawkdown

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:25 AM

Closeup, probably was posted to Jefferson Barracks in St Louis would be a guess.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:28 AM

I assume a reserve officer?

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:00 AM

Nice picture, I would not want to be in his sights! Maybe check the National matches from those years...maybe a long shot ? No pun intended.  :)



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:00 AM

Nice Photo!!

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:31 PM

Great photo, might be worth looking for information on rifle matches in those years. It looks like he was very active, qualifying from 1908 at least through 1913/1914 when the photo was probably taken.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:48 AM

Hello!

 

Your assumption is correct.  He is a Signal Corps Reserve officer.  He certainly spent a lot of time on the firing range...........unusual I think for a SCR officer.  The key to his location beyond the photographic studio marking may be his medal.  I do not collect medals, but this one seems to be on a red, white and blue ribbon, which hints at a state, county or community service medal.  Probably pre-WWI, as no other WWI related medals/ribbons are shown.  The medal collectors out there will be of more help to you in that regard.  Good luck with the research.  This is a great photo!           MHJ



#8 aznation

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:15 AM

I'm by no means sure whether this might be the person in your picture, but I thought I'd throw it out there.  His full name is Walter D. Young.

Source:  https://books.google...aryland&f=false

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:15 AM

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:16 AM

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#11 aznation

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:17 AM

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#12 blackhawkdown

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:34 PM

Fantastic research, no on to ancestry dot com! Super thank you.

#13 blackhawkdown

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:47 PM

I believe you have the right man, I found this too.0577A13C-FA55-4D8A-95EC-84CBA13A9255.jpeg

#14 blackhawkdown

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:55 PM

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#15 aznation

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:28 PM

Source:  Washington DC, The Evening Star, March 7, 1907

 

 

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#16 aznation

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:38 PM

Source:  Maryland in the world war, 1917-1919; military ... v.2. Maryland

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#17 aznation

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:40 PM

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:40 PM

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:41 PM

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:42 PM

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:43 PM

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:43 PM

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:44 PM

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:46 PM

Source:  https://www.rareamer...aurora-new-york

 

Photograph of a group of military cadets in uniform at Cayuga Lake Military Academy in Aurora, New York. A drum head or shield in the background, hanging above crossed swords, identifies the school.

 

A contemporary note accompanying the photograph identifies one of the cadets: “Walter Douglas Young, Cornell [University, Class of 18]‘92,” but does not specify his place in the photo.

 

We tentatively identify him as Major Walter Douglas Young (1870–?) of Baltimore, Maryland.¹ Young was born in Aurora, New York, educated in grammar schools there, and earned his B.S. from nearby Cornell University in 1892.

 

Young worked as an electrical engineer for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and was president of The Electromechanical Company in Baltimore. His military service included stints in the Maryland National Guard’s signal corps and coast artillery. During the First World War he was commissioned as a major in the Engineer Corps of the United States Army.

 

The photograph shows eight cadets in uniform, the most senior of whom, in rank, is seated at a desk. This may well be a class or a cadet Staff/Support Company photo.

 

Japanese lanterns hang from the ceiling as do two very large American flags and a chandelier decorated with greenery. Hanging on the back wall is a martial panoply including drums, swords, and military caps as well as a rack of rifles with bayonets and dumbells.

 

“The original Cayuga Lake Academy (CLA) was founded in 1798 as a public school. The building was converted into a military academy following the proposition of Colonel J.C. Wright in 1882. The school existed for 18 years with Colonel Wright as principal of the Academy. ... Eight professors taught classes, which included Greek Science, Latin Elocution, and Military Tactics. Students attended the Academy from as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico and Cuba.”²

 

Description: [Cayuga Lake Military Academy]; [Walter Douglas Young (1870–?)]. [C.1880s Albumen Photograph of Cadets at Cayuga Lake Military Academy, Aurora, New York]. [Aurora, New York, ca. 1880s]. Albumen Photograph on mount. Image 6 x 8¼ inches; overall, 8 x 10 inches. A modern note accompanying the photo identifies one of people in the photograph. Wear to corners of mount; some staining not affecting image; otherwise, a very good, clear image. [3726652]

Note. 1. Spencer, ed., Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland… (New York, 1919), p658. 2. Cayuga Lake Military Academy 1892 - Village of Aurora accessed online.

 

 

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:48 PM

Source:  Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland: A ..., Volume 2

https://books.google...aryland&f=false

 

This is regarding Walter Douglas Young's son who was killed in WWI

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