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WWI- Company F, 6th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Uniform


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I picked up this grouping at the Show of Shows this year and was having trouble researching the soldier it's named to and much history of the unit. If anyone could help with soldier identification and a good unit history I would much appreciate it. The hat disk has "F" and the castle insignia and the collar has the castle as well. The victory ribbon only has one star and I was wondering if anyone knew what exact battle/campaign this would have been for this unit. I was curious though because he was in for a year and probably a little more so only one battle star seems kind of strange if anyone could shed some light on it. The name "McCallum" seems to be written in the pants along with the depot the uniform was manufactured in. Thanks!

 

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GEN. David R. Atchinson- MO State Guard              ACW

PVT. John H. Drury- Co. A, 27th Ky IR                      ACW               Died of Typhoid

PVT. Henry E. Thomas- Co. I, 17th Ky IR                  ACW

PVT. Joseph E. Drury- Co. E, 356th IR, 89th ID       WWI                WIA

SGT. Edward P. Drury- 51st QM Training Co.           WWII

PFC. Delmer C. Koonter- Co. I, 142nd IR, 36th ID    WWII              WIA

SC3c Michael C. Drury- LCS (L) (3) 70                     WWII

SGT. Steven D. Koonter- 5th Cav, 1st Cav Div         Vietnam

SGT. John M. Drury- 227th AVN Bn. 1st Cav Div     Vietnam

 

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dunmore1774

quick ancestry search yields this

 

Name: Alvin A McCallum Departure Date: 15 Aug 1919 Departure Place: Brest, France Arrival Date: 25 Aug 1919 Arrival Place: Hoboken, New Jersey Residence Place: Hopkins Florida Next of Kin: Mr Alvin A McCallum Relationship: Father Ship: MANCHURIA Military Unit: COMPANY F 6TH ENGINEERS Rank: Wagoner Service Number: 159234 Notes: COMPANY "F" SIXTH REGIMENT OF UNITED STATES ENGINEERS.
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Well after looking at the uniform again I found that the hat says in fact, A company not F. Quite the mistake on my part lol. Well I found this small bit in the back of their unit history book.

 

McCallum, James B., Pvt. I cl. Co. A.

 

So I found the guy exactly, but I don't have any access to ancestry websites if anyone would mind checking out his name, thanks and sorry for the misleading title!

 

GEN. David R. Atchinson- MO State Guard              ACW

PVT. John H. Drury- Co. A, 27th Ky IR                      ACW               Died of Typhoid

PVT. Henry E. Thomas- Co. I, 17th Ky IR                  ACW

PVT. Joseph E. Drury- Co. E, 356th IR, 89th ID       WWI                WIA

SGT. Edward P. Drury- 51st QM Training Co.           WWII

PFC. Delmer C. Koonter- Co. I, 142nd IR, 36th ID    WWII              WIA

SC3c Michael C. Drury- LCS (L) (3) 70                     WWII

SGT. Steven D. Koonter- 5th Cav, 1st Cav Div         Vietnam

SGT. John M. Drury- 227th AVN Bn. 1st Cav Div     Vietnam

 

Contact me with items from the 36th Infantry Division or any IDd uniforms of European Theater Infantry Divisions

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Try this:

History of the Sixth Engineers. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1920. Cloth, 304pp.

 

I got my copy on Abe Books a few years ago, it's a real nice unit history, with a roster.

Pete

No need to purchase, its available online:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015063779204;view=1up;seq=326

 

James B from Chester South Carolina, serial number 814,736, he was not an original member of the unit, was a replacement who joined in September or October 1918.

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