Jump to content


Photo

Help Identify WWI USMC P1912 Service Cover Unit Emblem


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 TXMarine81

TXMarine81
  • Members
    • Member ID: 163,082
  • 36 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Falls Church, VA

Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:28 PM

Hello everyone. I was wondering if the community would be able to help me identify the unit this cover belonged to? I recently acquired this Pattern 1912 US Marine Corps cover, which has a period WWI EGA emblem, with a 40 emblem mounted below that. The cover had an issue tag on the inside, as well as an old piece of notebook paper with what appears to be the name of the original owner – A.G. Keenan.

 

I’ve been unable to find any information about a 40thcompany. However, my internet research found an identical cover with a 68 emblem, which said that it had been part of the 68thcompany assigned to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during WWI. I would appreciate any help. Thank you!

 

-Preston 

 

 

Attached Images

  • 1.jpg
  • 2.jpg
  • 3.jpg
  • 8.jpg
  • 9.jpg


#2 Dirk

Dirk

    MODERATOR

  • Moderators
    • Member ID: 171
  • 3,023 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:49 PM

The 40th was assigned to Guam...btw nice hat!

Edited by Dirk, 14 March 2019 - 02:56 PM.


#3 TXMarine81

TXMarine81
  • Members
    • Member ID: 163,082
  • 36 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Falls Church, VA

Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:26 PM

The 40th was assigned to Guam...btw nice hat!

Great! Thanks for the information! Is there a date time frame for assignment? 

 

Also, where could I find such information for future reference? I'm still figuring out where I can find information and dates on Marine Corps historical items. Thank you!

 

-Preston 



#4 Bruce Linz

Bruce Linz

    Moderator

  • Moderators
    • Member ID: 2,708
  • 1,144 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bartlett, Tennessee

Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:20 PM

Preston,

If you are going to collect attributed Marine Corps items (i.e. caps, uniforms, medals, or field gear) then I highly recommend you get an ancestry.com account so you can view the Marine Corps muster rolls. You can also create your own Find A Grave account. Anything that will aid you in doing research on Marines. Good luck.

Semper Fi,
Bruce Linz

#5 teufelhunde.ret

teufelhunde.ret

    MODERATOR

  • Moderators
    • Member ID: 376
  • 21,523 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:EGA Headquarters

Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:25 AM

Great! Thanks for the information! Is there a date time frame for assignment? 
 
Also, where could I find such information for future reference? I'm still figuring out where I can find information and dates on Marine Corps historical items. Thank you!
 
-Preston

Aside from a ancestry account, learn to use the forum search feature and reference sections


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users