Monday, October 31, 2011
John Yeria at Fort Slocum, New York. He is wearing a trench watch. Before the war wristwatches were deemed feminine and not widely worn by men. Returning veterans popularized them after the war.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Fred Waller and company of the 1st Wisconsin Infantry while on maneuvers in Texas. The Wisconsin and Michigan National Guard were combined to form the 32nd Division during the war.
The Indiana National Guard was part of the 38th Division along with units from Kentucky and West Virginia.
The Alabama, Florida, and Georgia National Guard were combined into the 31st Division.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
A Lance Corporal in the Army Cyclist Corps with his mother. The 14 cyclist battalions of the Territorial Forces that existed before the war were incorporated in the Army Cyclist Corps in 1915. The Cyclist Corps was disbanded in 1919.
Photograph taken by Scott at 53 Leytonstone Road.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
A group from Fort Slocum. An army post that opened in 1896 and was used during the war as a recruit depot. Approximately 140,000 soldiers were process here.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The USS Lawrence was a Bainbridge class destroyer. During the war she first guarded the entrance to the Panama Canal and then operated as a coastal escort off Key West. She was converted to a merchant ship after the war.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
American soldiers in France needed someplace to take leave. The French could go home. The English could with some effort get a boat across the channel. This bandsman from the 77th Division was sent to Aix-les-Bains. A popular spa town before the war Aix-les-Bains was used by the AEF as a leave center.
Monday, October 10, 2011
French prisoners from the Vosges. Mulhouse is in the province of Alsace. It was under German control before the war. The French started their war effort on August 9th, 1914 with an attack on Mulhouse in order to recapture the province lost in the Franco-Prussian War. These prisoners are not from the initial attack as evidenced by their Adrian helmets that were introduced in 1915.