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#1 Fratlanta

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:49 AM

I got this uniform a while ago and was wondering if one of you could help me understand what the  C around the "castle" represents on the engineer patch

 

Also, what's with the yellow "fourragere " on the right shoulder? This is definitively not a french fourragere. Any idea what it could be?

 

Finally any information about the uniform's former owner, George W Hill Jr, would be appreciated

 

 

Thanks

 

 

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#2 Fratlanta

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:52 AM

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:59 AM

I think C for Company C, thats probably it...They did seem to be a general Construction unit tho.

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#4 aznation

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 09:05 AM

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 09:31 AM

"C" Company ?



#9 Fratlanta

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Thanks Az. Quick as lightning. As usual.



#10 Fratlanta

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 09:44 AM

"C" Company ?

That's what I was thinking too but I was wondering if there was not more to it than that.

Uniforms I have seen online have the company indicated on the collar disc not the shoulder patch.

 

Also, why having an engineer patch on each arm? Is that something common?



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:04 AM

The engineer patch on the right sleeve at the elbow is for a private first class in the engineers.

 

I believe that is the regimental patch on the upper left shoulder.

 

Can you post a better pic of the fouraguerre?



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:24 AM

The "C" shoulder sleeve insignia is not for a company C. I am not near my references, but if I remember correctly, it's for the AEF higher headquarters for the Corps of Engineers. "C" for Corps, the red castle for Engineers.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 11:17 AM

His specific unit was probably assigned directly under the direction of the HQ, Corps of Engineers in France.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 11:47 AM

I just found a contemporary AEF SSI chart that shows that SSI as the Office of the Chief of Engineers (the AEF chief of engineers I assume).


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