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The upward pointing chevron is actually a discharge chevron, and not a rank insignia.

 

PaulyP - I note in your sig line that you're into 101st and 102nd field artillery photos material? I have some shots in my collection that may interest you.

 

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I saw a guy listed on findagrave,com a John Louis Leonardi of the 318th Field Hospital, 305th Sanitary Train, 80th Division. I emailed the guy who posted it to see if he'd check my pic with the yard long he has on Mr. Leonardi's page.

 

The patch on the left sleeve appears to be from the U.S. Army 80th Division. The rank could be private.
Hope this helps.

 

Collecting the Yankee Division, 101st & 102nd Artillery specifically!

Coming to you from the birthplace of the Army National Guard, Salem, Massachusetts

 

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gauthleb3sxz, I'd be interested to see what you have to see if it peaks my interest.

Collecting the Yankee Division, 101st & 102nd Artillery specifically!

Coming to you from the birthplace of the Army National Guard, Salem, Massachusetts

 

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paulyp99,

 

A friend of mine had a relative who served in the 80th Div. during WWI. He has a lot of

documentation and reference materials on the 80th Div., especially for WWI and WWII. He

also co-authored or contributed a related book and is part of the division's historical

society, etc. I could ask him to do some research on your photo when he has time. I am

not an expert on WWII uniforms, insignia, etc., but the device on the collar looks to be

related to the medical corps? Hope this helps.

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Chaplain Arthur Joseph LaVeer was born along the Connecticut River in the Northeast Kingdom (a regional name) town of Bloomfield, Vermont on February 3rd, 1886. Commissioned as a 1st Lt. on August 22nd, 1918, LeVeer was quickly sent overseas to serve as a chaplain with the 102nd Infantry Regiment of the 26th “Yankee Division.”

 

Identified chaplain photos are incredibly hard to find on the open market, and to find an example taken overseas showing a unit patch and chaplain insignia makes this an exciting acquisition. Father LeVeer served at St. Norbert’s Church in Hardwick for the remainder of his life; this is a spot that I’ve passed hundreds of times during my life without giving a second thought to the WWI history of the area.

 

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And another 102nd Field Artillery Soldier: the info below is from my original blog post..

 

My passion for WWI Vermont material is endless and I make every effort to track down unique, original photos and objects related to Vermonters in the Great War. It’s not easy to find and often comes at a price; 26th Division material is popular with French collectors and fetches a high price when purchased on eBay. In this case, I was able to purchase a studio photo of a 102nd Field Artillery Vermonter of Battery A . Curtis J. Sawyer was born in Middlebury, VT on September 13th, 1893 – nearly 120 years ago!

 

He worked at hotels most of his life, having worked at Clark’s Hotel in Boston in 1917 when he registered for the draft. Previously he served as a clerk for City Hall in Barre, VT – not far from where I work! He started his career early at the age of 17 (at least) and worked as a clerk and hotel man unit his death. He is listed as being tall with a slender complextion with blue eyes and brown hair. He lived nearly 90 years and died in 1980 in Arlington, MA – not far from Boston.

 

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The National League of Women's Services (NLWS) was established in early 1917 in conjunction with the Red Cross and in anticipation of the US entering WWI. This woman is wearing the uniform and insignia of the the Motor Transport section of the NLWS.

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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Red Cross Motor Corps member, Kizzer C Manson, 1919

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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The National League of Women's Services (NLWS) was established in early 1917 in conjunction with the Red Cross and in anticipation of the US entering WWI. This woman is wearing the uniform and insignia of the the Motor Transport section of the NLWS.

 

 

 

Wow, that is an amazing image John. And the clarity. Incredible. Proves once again that the rarest items usually get the least responses.

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They look pretty American to me... I see leather jerkins and M1907 caps.

Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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They look pretty American to me... I see leather jerkins and M1907 caps.

 

Agreed....driver's caps, jerkins, and rubber boots. Nice image.

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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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I snagged a couple photos from the recent Bay State updates and this was my favorite. Mistakenly identified as a Corpsman attached to a Marine unit.

This is a really interesting picture. He is wearing a 1st Class Crow on his sleeve and a Chief Petty Officer hat device. I don't know what to think :-)

 

Chris

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Eric: Fascinating image of the Marine/ USN guy. Very nice, indeed!

 

Concerned: Great image of the Grandfather and crew. WWInerd will enjoying seeing another jerkin lined with plaid fabric (standing, center). When I saw the drawing my first thought was, "Motor transport group" because of the 07 caps, hip waders, jerkins, so I was pleasantly surprised (and reminded to "not judge a book by its cover") when you said he was in an MG group. Yes, we would love to see the photo of him with his MG. Great image of a family member to have--oh, and VERY nice drawing!

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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The only photo I have at the moment. Photo of my great grandfather and his comrades. Includes artwork I did for my grandfather. Posted Image

 

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Here's the full picture of the first one I sent, and the one of them with their machine gun Posted ImagePosted Image

 

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Eric: Fascinating image of the Marine/ USN guy. Very nice, indeed!

 

Concerned: Great image of the Grandfather and crew. WWInerd will enjoying seeing another jerkin lined with plaid fabric (standing, center). When I saw the drawing my first thought was, "Motor transport group" because of the 07 caps, hip waders, jerkins, so I was pleasantly surprised (and reminded to "not judge a book by its cover") when you said he was in an MG group. Yes, we would love to see the photo of him with his MG. Great image of a family member to have--oh, and VERY nice drawing!

 

JAG

 

When I saw the first one with the Jerkins I was thinking a Pioneer or Forestry unit

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I have owned a copy of that MG photo before...as well as a similar view taken at the same location. If memory serves me, they are members of one of the MG Battalions in the 5th Division.

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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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