July 3. Most of men at quarters attend funeral of American aviator who died in Ambulance 226 during night.
July 4. Four representatives of S. S. U. 585 invited to meet General Niessel (11th Army Corps) and the Director of the Service de Santé at reception this A.M. S. S. U. 501 and 627 there also. Good dinner for the Section at noon. Big party at five when General Niessel and staff come to meet S. S. U. 585 and the officers of the hospitals. Later the brancardiers come in to join the fun. Section "alerted" all day, but nothing doing.
July 8. Larkin, Googins and Houlihan return from permission this P.M.
July 9. Russell and Potter suffering and being treated for gas received at Fleury poste. Last night this poste was moved to the quarry in the town.
July 10. Larsen, Larrabee and Wasilik leave on permission this A.M.
July 11. Perkins returns from Casual Camp where he was sent after leaving hospital. New poste is moved further ahead to Carrefour des Grandes Charmes, for French have advanced north of Corey.
July 12. Harper is sent to Cooking School, Base Camp.
July 14. Stevens is taken to Ambulance 5/11. Bets, this P.M. sick from gas. Cigars and champagne today "on" the French Army. French ambulances left during night.
July 15. Much gas in Fleury and Ramée last night. Many blessés and gazés from Corey, where there is awful fighting. Cars from Maison Forestière help with Fleury evacuation.
July 16. Fleuri is filled with blessés and gazés today. Section cars are moving continually day and night. Croix de Vouty poste abandoned. S. S. U. 553 helps evacuate from Boursonne to Betz---Packard truck also.
July 17. Postes at Maison Forestière and Oigny abandoned. "Johnny's" section takes over Croix de Corey poste. Cars still busy-running almost continuously. Division's losses heavy.
July 18. All last evening troops were moving up. At 2 a.m. six cars under Corp. Lundgren go up to Fleury. French attack at 4.30. All cars are working---carrying couchés from the Grand Ramée and Corey. "Petits blessés" are evacuated from Fleury in busses, taxis, camions and cars of S. S. U. 539 and 646. Former section has cars at Corey---S. S. U. 646 loans us ten ambulances. All blessés are out before evening. Franco-American offensive from Fontenoy to Château-Thierry is on. Many German prisoners taken.
July 19. Poste established at Louatre this A.M.--some cars evacuate from Violaine---and relay poste is advanced to Corey. S. S. U. 646 cars still working with us. Division goes in reserve this P.M. and only two cars are left out tonight at Croix de Corey.
July 20. Section up at five, packs and sets out for Pierrefonds. Barrack bags left behind---Russell stays with them. At Pierrefonds, ambulances start work evacuating wounded Americans from hospital to Crépy.
July 21. Lieut. Abbot takes eight cars to Cuvres this A.M. to evacuate from American front. Cars go up to Chaudun poste and few go to more advanced one. Very hot there. In returning with load of blessés shell lands near "Shive's" car, wounding him in both legs and left arm, still he drives car back to poste at Chaudun. Great spirit. Lieut. Abbot gets small piece of éclat in knee but stays out with cars. Packard brings up barrack bags and Lewis' car. "Shive" is evacuated.
July 22. Lieut. Abbot returns from Chaudun and has his knee looked after. Lieut. Jamon goes to D. S. A. for orders regarding Section. Then to Cuvres and orders all our cars back to Pierrefonds. Many American wounded.
July 23. Larsen, Larrabee and Wasilik return from permission this afternoon. Order comes to move back to our Division. Everybody delighted. Section goes by way of Compiègne to Le Fayel where G. B. D. of the 128th is located. Girls' Ambulance Section also in village.
July 24. Kitchen, atelier and bureau are installed near the cars and quarters.
July 25. Flint and Potter leave on permission. Lieut. Abbot and Marcellus to Paris---see Bates and Shively. Lieut. Jamon on permission.
July 26. Derek Peters taken to Ambulance 16/9, Mony. Very sick.
July 27. Bradley, Bowerman and Légèret leave for permission. Green, Larkin, Googins and Houlihan put on quarters, for party last evening. Complaint is made about our kitchen.
July 29. Section packs up and leaves immediately after lunch. Pass by Rivecourt---to Taillefontaine, near which town the Section is quartered at the Ferme Thumet. Good quarters and a dining-room.
July 30. Order comes to leave in A.M.
July 31. Nearly every man in Section is driving car when we move to Couloisy, where we are to be quartered. S. S. U. 577 is located in same village. Division is taking over sector opposite Vic-sur-Aisne. Dirty cantonment is cleaned up. Wasem sent out to poste this P.M. Bunch swim in the Aisne.
August 1. Lieut. and Médecin Divisionnaire arrange for postes this A.M. Cars are placed this afternoon. One at St. Pierre-les-Bitry with 169th, two at Côte 120 with 168th, and one at St. Christophe-à-Berry with 167th. Division gets great write-up in Paris papers today.
August 2. Maj. Hall inspects Section. Corp. Lundgren and Wasilik take two doctors to Catenoy--then go to Pare looking for mail; don't find it. Hubbard wearies of his duties as Sergeant, but doesn't resign. French capture Soissons. Great!
August 4. Several sacks of letters arrive---first mail in nearly three weeks. New poste is established on top of hill near Berny---called Picardie.
August 6, 7. Lieut. Jamon and "Lazarus" return from permission on the seventh. Sound box for Victrola arrives. Now for some music!
August 8. Bradley and Potter return from permission.
August 9. Lynch and Tremaine leave on permission. S. S. U. 577 leaves Couloisy for Hautefontaine.
August 10. "Bowy" and Flint return from permission.
August 11. At 8.15 this A.M. the Médecin Divisionnaire decorates with Croix de Guerre "à l'ordre de la Division" Lieut. Jamon, Bradley, Campbell, Cunningham and Weber. Shively and Tremaine receive similar citations in absentia.
August 12. Richard leaves on permission. Sgt. Peters returns from Officers' School---Lieut. Johnstone brings him to Couloisy.
August 13. Several cars evacuate Ambulance 5/53 this morning. Section---also G. B. D.---moves to Jaulzy. Evacuations hereafter are to Hautefontaine and Mortefontaine instead of to Pierrefonds. Good cantonment. All cars under cover, fine recreation-room, dining-rooms, bureau and "caves."
August 14. Légèret is called away by mother's death. Bunch of cavalry moves into the ferme with us. G. B. D. barber is here today. Marcellus returns from hospital. This evening G. B. D. officers are over and give a party---champagne and music. 'Tis the postponed "Bastile Day" party. Section picture taken later.
August 16. Harper returns from Cooking School this afternoon. Lieut. Johnstone brings him up---also brings section pay for July. Field Service car received from Parc is assigned to Perkins.
August 17. Several cars sent out to G. B. D. triage at Vache Noire this A.M. New 167th poste is at Berry. Big coup de main along our sector this A.M. and cars busy all day. Evacuate to Villers-C.---long ride. Postes established at Hautebraye Ferme and some cars go almost to Autrêches.
August 18. Jaulsy heavily shelled during night. Fighting continues today and cars are moving this P. M. Section moves to Vache Noire---quarters at Hôtel de la Gare. Bowerman and Green evacuated to Villers-Cotterets. Have the grippe.
August 19. Fourteen cars from S. S. U. 575, four English ambulances and four trucks come to aid in evacuations. Postes are advanced today. New staff car driver to replace Légèret arrives. Butler felled telegraph pole near Coeuvres last night-mechanics fix up car this A.M.
August 20. Big attack today along broad front. One hundred aeroplanes take part. Hautebraye is G. B. D. poste and used as relay for cars which go up to Morsain and beyond. Many prisoners. Losses not heavy.
August 21. Section moves to St. Christophe today and G. B. D. to Hautebraye. Cantonment is a ruined old house and yard.
August 22. Very few blessés today. Germans have retreated several kilometres. Postes are moved from Ouilly and Berlinval to Vézaponin and beyond. Crane loses 500 frs.
August 23. Cars make many evacuations from 167th and 168th postes near Bagneux today and tonight. Googins' car returned to Section, replacing Field Service ambulance.
August 24. Cars and Section are relieved at 5 am. Division leaves line. Small tanks are passing St. Christophe all morning. Section moves to Vez this evening. Cars parked under enormous shed.
August 25. D. C. Peters and Stevens return from hospital this afternoon.
August 26. Richard returns from permission. Forbidden to drink water at Vez.
August 27. Lynch and Tremaine return from permission.
August 28. Crane and Wylie leave for Aix this A.M. Lieut. Abbot goes to Parc, where he finds Lyman looking for Section. "Deak" brings new stock of stories from Orléans.
August 30. Rouger leaves on permission this A.M. September 1. Capt. Anderson from Parc G. Echelon and Capt. Galatti from Hqs. visit Section this AM. Bunch of cars are washed in afternoon.
September 2. Lieut. Abbot and Corp. Lundgren go to U. S. Commissary at Vic-sur-Aisne for supplies. No tobacco. Fine sing this evening.
September 3. Butler and Perkins leave on permission.
September 4. Section moves out after lunch and S. S. U. 645 takes cantonment. Section passes through Fleury, Longpont and Chaudun. No cantonment at Visigneux and Section moves again after supper to Equiry. Motorcycle broken down at Vierzy and brought in by mecs.
September 5. Section moves to Soissons in P.M. and cleans out a good cantonment in the Hospice.
September 9. Section moves from Soissons to Crouy with G. B. D. after supper. Convoy stuck for three hours on bridge and arrives about midnight.
September 9. Herculean efforts succeed in making a good cantonment out of a pile of débris. Truck returns to Soissons for baggage and men left behind.
September 10. Nasty, rainy weather. A "coup de main" during the night keeps the men on duty busy. Crane and Wylie return from "perm" this A.M. Big U. S. mail cheers up Section. Lieut. Abbot and Sgt. Peters go to Vic-sur--Aisne to get some commissary supplies and return by way of Pont Archer which is now our H. O. E. for blessés. Red Cross brings supplies that are much appreciated.
September 11. Rainy night. Larrabee's and Larsen's cars have close call at Pont Rouge. Crouy shelled during night also. Bowerman and Green appear in A.M., having walked from Vierzy.
September 12. Vauveny cars moved down to regimental poste---168th---last night. Wheel on 623 broken by éclat at Pont Rouge and superstructure of 614 damaged by shell at Crouy during night.
September 14. Attack this AM. at 5.30 gives lot of work for Section. French ambulances arrive at noon to do the evacuations from Crouy to Pont Archer.
September 15. Lieut. Warren of 577 gets pay for 585. Advanced poste at Nanteuil-la-Fosse. Quiet P.M.
September 16. Small attack early this A.M. Lot of Boche artillery action during day. Crouy shelled in the evening, one shell falling on the G. B. D. cantonment, fortunately wounding one man only.
September 17. Attack in P.M. keeps cars busy during night. Three cars sent out to new poste at Quiney.
September 18. S. S. A. 14 comes to look over postes. Butler and Perkins return from permission in P.M.
September 19. Section glad to leave Crouy for Soissons, where we spend night in Hospice.
September 20. Off in the morning through Vic-sur-Aisne, Compiègne, and stop for lunch at Clermont. Spend night in Dury, near Amiens.
September 21. Late start in A.M. as new wheel has to be put on Wasem's car and Houlihan's is smashed up while being towed. Through Amiens, Doullens, St. Omer and during evening reach Bourbourg, where we spend night.
September 22. Short trip to Le Casino---right on the sand dunes along the coast. "Clif" breaks arm in cranking car and is taken to hospital near Dunkerque.
September 23. Men busy working on cars today. Lyman put in charge of gasoline. Sgt. Hubbard, Beecher, Lewis and Green leave on permission.
September 25. Section received orders to be ready to move during night---so pack again.
September 26. Early start---pass through Dunkerque and Bergues to Rexpoede. Poor cantonment. First evacuations from Belgium.
September 27. Off again---great job getting Packard out---to Beveren, Belgium. Quarters in school. Plenty of chocolate and cigars here. Prices high. Barrack bags are stored.
September 28. Everybody up at three and off in dark. Some cars went ahead with Corp. Lundgren. To Oostvleteren, where we install again---good cantonment. Belgians attack this A.M. Weber's car smashed up while on trip after gas. Guard on tonight. Many Boche prisoners taken by Belgians.
September 29. Forward again---this time over the most desolate country and frightful roads to Langemarck, taken yesterday from the Boches. Not a sign of a tree or house. Luckily we get good (?) abri. Truck and kitchen trailer left near Woestern. Fix up road so cars can pass.
September 30. Get well installed in our abri----then have to pack up again. Rain and mud. Truck and trailer came up this morning. Cars can't work on such roads, and several are stuck and drivers missing.
October 1. After a "comfortable-as-possible" night, up for the move. Cooks keep us waiting couple of hours for breakfast. Cars start as they can get going and 'tis a delightful ride to Wifwege Several cars stuck in mud, but all finally arrive. Big day's job to move five miles. Remains of a house make good quarters. Avions drop ravitaillement.
October 2. Most of cars are now at poste or with G. B. D. Truck and kitchen arrive this P.M. Sgt. Dumraese drives up new ambulance from Parc B. this P.M. To work with Section for few days. Flint has grippe and is evacuated from hospital where he left load of blessés. His car is towed to parc---out of commission. "Hap's" car also on bum.
October 3. Marcellus tows Lieut. Jamon's car back to Section. Car and driver had been missing for two days. Wylie brings back big mail for Section. Avions drop bombs tonight.
October 4. This afternoon and evening cantonment is bombarded heavily.
October 5. Crane and Harper "busted" and Cunningham and Perkins. are appointed section cooks.
October 6. Artillerymen take over our cantonment this morning and after lunch Section moves to spot near crossroads. Very poor camp but manage to fix it up a bit. Place is heavily shelled late in afternoon and "Jimmy" Weber is struck in left arm with piece of éclat. Slight wound but he is evacuated to Dunkirk.
October 7. Men busy making abri today. Bureau is installed in big tent. Great interest over news that Central Powers have asked for an armistice. Beecher back from "perm" this P.M. Several men sleep in pill boxes near by.
October 8. Kirby Green back from Aix this A.M. Crane taken to H. O. E., Oostvleteren, this P.M.----has an ulcerated tooth. Cunningham and Perkins doing fine work in kitchen---big change.
October 9. Officers from Parc B visit Section. Now have entire house, as the French have moved out. Makes good quarters. Tent is taken down and returned to Ambulance 5/53 this P.M. Prepare to move.
October 10. Crane returns from H. O. E., Haringhe, is sent to Hqs. U. S. A. S. Paris, for dental treatment. Soon after midnight shell lands near Campbell's car at Staden.
October 11. Lewis returns from "perm." Sgt. Dumraese returns to Pare B. Section moves camp again---this time near G. B. D., where tent is erected and outdoor kitchen rigged up.
October 12. Sgt. Peters receives orders to report to Hqs. U. S. A. S. for physical exam and leaves early in P.M. Campbell with him en route for Aix-les-Bains on "perm." English section arrives to work with the division replacing ours. Big shell lands near 169th poste. Many casualties.
October 13. Box of chocolate and cigars received from Knights of Columbus, greatly appreciated. Corp. Lundgren in charge of Section since Sgt. Peters left. Section postes taken over this afternoon by the S. S. A. 16. Division now in reserve.
October 14. Very heavy and intense barrage starts this morning at 5.30. Big attack. Lynch appointed Mess Sergeant. Five cars from 509 and ten from 513 arrive to help in evacuation of blessés from Wifwege. Many trips for cars today.
October 15. Little work today---blessés being evacuated by train from West Roosbeke station. Division starts forward tonight. One car with each regiment.
October 16. Section and G. B. 1). move late this morning to Staden, where fair cantonment is secured. Report that French cavalry is far ahead pursuing Boches. Many Belgian refugees, just liberated, celebrate in town.
October 17. Section moves out in P.M. and camps for the night in a farm at Hooglede. Shively and Flint arrive just as Section is leaving Staden. Potter and Butler go to Ypres for gasoline and Lynch and Houlihan to Beveren. Farmhouse is suspected of being mined and is forbidden, but outbuildings serve to house everybody.
October 18. Avions come over during night in spite of drizzle and drop torpedoes in our courtyard. Section has to make early start. Four cars leave about seven with Lieut. Jamon and the rest half an hour later. Arrive at Coolscamp about 10.30 and find a good cantonment with the G. B. D. Many civilians in town. Lynch arrives with 204 just after lunch, with Sgts. Peters and Hubbard.
October 19. Sgt. Hubbard relieves Lyman as comptroller of "essence." Section leaves Coolscamp about noon---for Iseghem, large town with many civilians. Secure quarters in chapel of a convent. G. B. D. in same building. Good mail arrives. Learn that Bates was transferred from Section October 16. "Deak" preaches the sermon today.
October 20. Rear wheels of Packard taken to French Pare Mardick for new tires. Potter sent to Paris for dental treatment. Lieut. brings back a new staff car from Parc B.
October 21. Shipment of American helmets arrives today. Mock trial this P.M.
October 22. Senna leaves on "perm." Some good boxing matches staged this P.M. Lyman vs. Cunningham---Peters vs. Larkin---Bowerman vs. Larsen. 167th going into lines tonight.
October 23. Lieut. Roberts of Parc B, which is now at Roulers, brings section pay. Lieuts. Abbot and Jamon and Pvts. Borden and Lewis receive Croix de Guerre---citations at the order of the Division---and are decorated this AM.
October 24. Corp. Lundgren and Harper leave for Aix this afternoon. Go to Beveren with Packard, which is to bring up section baggage. Marcellus, Lynch and Rouger form the crew. Section moves again. Dark when we leave for Emelghem about a mile away across the river. Sgt. Peters loses convoy and car is stuck in ditch---stays there all night. Section gets comfortable quarters in convent school.
October 25. Truck brings baggage---the "Vic" is very welcome and have a good concert this evening.
October 26. Cunningham and Stevens leave on "perm" this afternoon. Potter back from Paris. Houlihan sent to Hqs. U. S. A. S. this P.M. for dental treatment. Coupons for Christmas packages arrive---rather late! First individual metal first-aid packets arrive.
October 27. Section moves to Oostroosbeke this AM. Quarters in café on corner of Main Street. Shively is helping Perkins in kitchen.
October 28. Many cars are sent out but little doing. Americans coming in.
October 29. Section leaves this noon for Vive-St.Bavon. Good quarters in factory. Bradley helping in kitchen.
October 30. Boches drop in bunch of shells and some gas last evening and Section tries out concrete cave. Lewis sent to Hqs. U. S. A. A. S. this A.M. Gloves and leather jerkins arrive.
October 31. Big attack by Division this A.M. Americans on each side. Six of 509's ambulances are at 5/53 to evacuate couchés to Iseghem. Most cars busy all day. Campbell returns from permission.
November 1. Many cars out this A.M. Perkins is sent to Hqs. for dental treatment.
November 2. Cars packed and Section moves to Nokere---via Waereghem. Two second-story rooms for quarters. Civilians in town starving.
November 3. Division coming out of lines this afternoon-has pushed Germans across the Scheldt. Shell lands near Wasilik's car at Audenarde--Médecin Divisionnaire slightly wounded.
November 4. Section moves to Vive-St.-Eloi this noon, poor cantonment near canal. One car at each Regt. poste and one at G. B. D. Division on reserve.
November 5. Lieut. Jamon leaves on permission.
November 6. Lieut. Cogswell of 629 pays visit to Lieut. Abbot.
November 7. Considerable excitement over rumor that hostilities will be suspended tonight.
November 8. Lynch returns from special leave---brings back provisions from Bruges and Ostend. Promotion of Russell and Voorhees to grade of Privates, 1st Class. Senna returns from permission. Germany given until next Monday to accept Allied terms for armistice.
November 9. Bunch goes to Waereghem for hot shower this afternoon. Flint sick with grippe, evacuated this afternoon, and Lieut. Abbot and Marcellus go to Parc and bring back Clifford, Perkins and Weber, found at Iseghem. "Clif" and "Jimmy" have been to Nice--recuperating!
November 10. Big dinner today. This evening about ten we hear that the armistice has been signed and bunch goes into "town" to celebrate. With the French, drink a toast to "La Paix"---sing "La Marseillaise" and "The Star-Spangled Banner." Song fest in the café and on the streets. Everybody happy.
November 11. Lewis returns from Hqs. Scoria goes to French Parc at Iseghem to work on Lieut. Jamon's car. Ray Sjöstrom visits Section. Section discusses "Section Book." Shively appointed chairman of board of editors.
November 12. Bunch goes to division show and concert at Waereghem.
November 13. Football game this afternoon. Life at Vive-St.-Eloi very dull.
November 14. Corp. Lundgren returns from "perm" this A.M.
November 15. Cunningham and Stevens return from permission this AM., and Borden, Shively and Wasem leave for Aix. 167th holds parade, concert and celebration this evening.
November 16. Four ambulances on duty, beginning this noon, at VII Corps d'Armée Ambulance at Wackem. Corp. Lundgren in charge.
November 17. Ambulances return from D. S.---hospital has moved ahead. Harper returns from "seven days' leave" at Aix---has only been away twenty-four days! Potter starts work in kitchen.
November 18. Perkins sent to Paris again to have teeth looked after. Russell and Voorhees leave for Aix. Larrabee promoted to Private, 1st Class, November 14, 1918. Snows some today; first fall.
November 19. Lieut. Abbot and Sgt. Peters leave at eight this AM. for Lille to meet Médecin Divisionnaire, who is returning from permission. Don't find him. Googins gets a Rugby football.
November 20. Pvt. Houlihan returns from Base Camp after dental treatment.
November 21. Lynch and Rouger to Bruges to get supplies for Thanksgiving dinner.
November 22. Sgt. Peters ordered to report to Hqs. U. S. A. A. S. with equipment and records. Three English soldiers returning from imprisonment behind German lines spend night with Section. Men emaciated, and tell interesting stories of life with the Boches.
November 23. Sgt. Peters leaves for Roulers, en route to Paris to receive commission. Orders to leave tomorrow.
November 24. Four cars leave at 8.30 to make "campement" for Service de Santé. Division is moving east. Section leaves Vive-St.-Eloi (with no regrets) after lunch. Section paid off and pay books distributed this evening at Bevere, a suburb of Audenarde, where Section spends night.
November 25. Four cars leave this noon for detached service with Corps d'Armée, near Brussels, but due to blocked roads and pannes they get only to Oultre. Section forced to make détour in getting to Oultre, near Ninove. Reaches cantonment after dark. Light supper in café. Harper takes bath in cesspool.
November 26. Four cars leave for Corps d'Armée S. of S. at 6 am. Section sets out at 2 p.m. and reaches Osseghem, a suburb of Brussels, at five. Fine cantonment, at factory of Delhaize Frères et Cie. Entering town, camionette strikes man, who is seriously injured. Bunch goes to Brussels this evening.
November 27. Section crosses city and parks at Forest, a suburb to south. Good cantonment. Division marches through Brussels this A.M. Perkins returns this evening from Paris. Section quarters almost deserted tonight.
November 28. Kitchen trailer repaired by Belgian blacksmith today---rear spring and two hangers broken. Two cars placed at disposal of Division Postal Service. This evening Section has good Thanksgiving dinner at Taverne Joseph in Brussels; about twenty-five present. Lyman furnishes the entertainment. Wasilik gets divisional citation.
November 29. Lieut. Jamon returns from permission. Section moves to Tervueren this afternoon. Cantonment very poor after the steam heat and electric lights at Forest. Bunch of fellows back to Brussels tonight. Perkins in leading rôle at the Gaily.
November 30. About noon Section leaves for Tirlemont, where billets are secured. Pass through the city of Louvain on the way. Cars return from Postal Service.
December 1. Division passes in review at Tirlemont this morning. Lieut. goes to R. V. F. to look for mail, but finds none. Potter is appointed cook and Cunningham Private, 1st Class.
December 2. Section leaves for Saint-Trond this noon. Dirty cantonment in large convent. Flint left behind sick at hospital in Tirlemont. Three cars leave for Forest for Section's baggage.
December 3. Peters (Derek) and Googins cited for Croix de Guerre at the order of the Service de Santé du Corps d'Armée and today they receive their Croix. Stevens takes sick civilian to Holland frontier. First mail for long time. Parade led by 168th band and celebration tonight.
December 4. Cunningham returned from Forest last evening---Wasilik and Bradley arrive this AM. Several of fellows get bath at convent this P.M.
December 5. Section leaves for Liége this A.M. Takes over good quarters at The Conservatory. Sjöstrom comes up from Parc B---transferred to Section to replace Harper. Shively, Borden and Wasem return from permission. Guard is posted tonight. Section "looks over" the city this evening.
December 6. Harper leaves Section for Parc B. Division parades through city this morning. Five cars leave for Aix-la-Chapelle (Germany) with the flags of the Division. Russell and Voorhees return from permission at St. Malo.
December 7. Flint returns from hospital. Cars return from Aix-la-Chapelle. Scotchmen leave Section this afternoon; take with them some of "Gil's," souvenirs.
December 8. Section moves to Verviers this P. M. Great reception. Streets and cafés crowded this evening.
December 9. Several cars out on evacuations or with Division this A.M. Section leaves Verviers---crosses German border. Rear wheel drops off camionette few miles outside Aix-la-Chapelle, where Section is to stay. Quarters in Karlsbad Hotel, where men bunk four in a room. Piano downstairs, electric lights and baths in hotel. The Lieuts. get fine rooms used also for bureaux in Weber's Hotel, near by.
December 10. Men are busy today overhauling cars, taking baths or seeing city.
December 11. Division files through Aix-la-Chapelle this AM. Reviewed by Corps d'Armée General, Belgian General and Gen. Segonne. Wonderful sight Capt. Roberts here this P.M. Spends night at Aix.
December 12. Crane returns from Paris this A.M. Entire Section now present. About 1 p.m. Section leaves for Jülich where it takes quarters in hospital.
December 13. Section moves out of hospital today; gets good cantonment in schoolhouse next door. Kitchen and cars remain in hospital court.
December 14. Sgts. Dumraese, Parsons and Turner of Parc B are put in subsistence with the Section. Wasem has eczema and is sent to hospital next door.
December 15. Three cars go to Aachen for gas.
December 16. "Mathe" leaves on permission. Section mail starts arriving by Postal Sections.
December 18. Car is sent to Aix-la-Chapelle to get Division's B. C. M. mail.
December 19. Lieut. Abbot leaves on permission to Paris this A.M. Corp. Lundgren is appointed Sergeant, 1st Class, and Pvt. 1st Class Shively becomes Corporal; order dated December 2.
December 20. Four cars. are sent out "on poste" today-two men to a car. Postes are at Heinsberg, Erkelenz, Geilenkirchen and Linnich. Show given by Division this evening---performers from Liége and Brussels assist.
December 22. Wasem is sent to hospital at Gielenkirchen. Shively, Marcellus and Cunningham leave for Verviers this A.M. to purchase supplies for Christmas dinner.
December 24. Men return from Verviers this P.M.
December 25. One of rooms in schoolhouse is fixed up for Christmas dinner with benches, tables and decorations. In middle of the afternoon about thirty-six men sit down to a splendid dinner prepared in the section cuisine under direction of Emery. Best meal the Section has ever eaten together. Punch is served about 9 p.m. in the banquet-room and the Postal Service men are our guests. Singing and Victrola concert.
December 26. S. S. U. 629 car stops for mail today---first time since the twenty-second. Lieut. Jamon reports "Tony" for calling men on poste in for Christmas dinner.
December 28. Capt. Roberts stops at Section. Lieut. Abbot returns from "perm" early in evening.
December 29. Ex-Sgt. Peters is dropped from our rolls today---per order received by Lieut. Abbot at Paris. The mechanics on special duty from Parc leave this A.M. for Tirlemont.
December 31. Sgt. Parsons returns from Echelon Américain, Pare B; brings two new men with him.
January 1. Potter relieved as cook today---replaced by Crane. Good dinner, but nothing like one at Christmas. Starting with today S. S. U. 585 is an American Section, for Lieut. Jamon is leaving, but remains with the Division as Chief of the Automobile Service. This morning Section assembles in mess-hall, where Lieut. Jamon makes a speech fitting the occasion, after which wine and cakes are served. First Christmas boxes arrive.
January 2. "Lou" Wasem returns from hospital in Geilenkirchen.
January 4. Lieut. Jamon leaves for Versailles this evening with the comptabilité of the Section.
January 5. Four cars on D. S. with the Corps d'Armée at Aix are relieved today by cars from S. S. U. 501.
January 6. Richard returns from permission this evening. Telegram comes from Provost Marshal stating that there will be places for five men at St. Malo leave area.
January 7. Sick of the Division are evacuated to Geilenkirchen today. Wasilik, Potter, Houlihan, Bowerman and Wylie leave on "perm" this evening, en route for St. Malo. The mechanics from Pare D leave for S. S. U. 501.
January 8. Section leaves Jülich this noon for Aix. The first step toward home! Get cantonment in the Karlsbad Hotel---where we were before. Cars parked in court in front of hotel.
January 10. Cars placed on poste with the regiments for the march.
January 11. Rouger leaves on "perm" this afternoon. Clifford to look after comptabilité de l'essence during his absence. Potter promoted to Private, 1st Class, and Stevens reduced to Private.
January 12. Section leaves Aix this noon---moves to Liége, passing to north of Verviers, by the forts at Fléron. Cars parked in schoolhouse court and quarters are in small gymnasium.
January 13. Section moves to cantonment in trade school near gym.
January 15. The Division is returning to Germany tomorrow, and we are to return to Aix. Everyone disappointed.
January 16. Section leaves Liége this noon. Back to Germany! S. S. U. 501 still in Aix, so we secure temporary quarters in the Karlsbad---on the ground floor and in the baths.
January 18. Two cars stationed at Corps d'Armée, but men are rationed at Section. "Mathe" returns from "perm." Emery receives letter of commendation from Director of the French Automobile Service. Capts. Roberts and Greenwood on tour, stop at Section. S. S. U. 585 may be with first sections to leave France next month.
January 19. Section moves from Karlsbad this noon to rooms in schoolhouse near the Gare Centrale. Two large heated sleeping rooms, one big recreation-room, kitchen with stoves and fine office. All equipment and baggage stored in basement. Staff car driven by Sgt. Lundgren badly smashed up this P.M. when it collides with trolley car. Neither "Tony" nor Lieut. Abbot is hurt, but car has to be towed in by Packard. Section consigned to quarters tonight due to German elections in city. Three Parc B men with Section again.
January 20. Nearly lose our cantonment, as Chasseurs officer claims it is needed by them.
January 21. Some of cars are washed today.
January 23. Bowerman, Houlihan, Potter, Wasilik and Wylie return from "perm."
January 24. Googins, Larkin and Weber leave on "perm" this morning en route for Chamonix. Lieut. Coggswell and Lieut. Nichols of S. S. U. 534 with some of their men have supper with Section.
January 25. Tremaine to Brussels on special leave to arrange for disposition of Victrola.
January 26. Lieut. announces at roll call that drill starts tomorrow. No definite dope on date of departure. Richard is demobilized and leaves tonight. Section is now without a fourrier.
January 27. First setting-up exercises, drill and hike the Section has had for months. Lieut. Abbot in command. Emery and "Mathe" held up this evening for wearing képi and for being on street without belt.
January 28. Exercises and hike in charge of Sgt. Lundgren. Tremaine returns from Brussels.
January 31. Three cars sent out to Grevenbrosch this afternoon to work temporarily with the 77th Division. (S. S. U. 629 and its Division have moved to Alsace.)
February 1. Parsons, Spitler and Fitzimmons leave Section this morning for Parc B. Perkins relieved as cook today. Larsen replaces him in kitchen. Maréchal-des-Logis from R. V. F. is temporarily attached to Section. Ravitaillement train doesn't appear today.
February 2. Ten cars report at Ambulance 1/1 at 6 a.m. to evacuate to hospital train. No bread for breakfast. Emery leaves for eight days in prison at Eschweiler.
February 3. Cunningham returns from Liége this A.M. His car is at Fléron with a rear wheel broken. Car is sent down this P.M. to fix up 204---also carries "Bowy" and Wasem, who spend night in Liége.
February 5. Show given for Division at the theatre this evening.
February 6. Green returns from a short permission.
February 7. Perkins and Butler away today on twenty-four-hour pass to Verriers. New order arrives regarding permissions.
February 8. Send food and cigarettes to Emery at Herzogenrath prison.
February 10. Butler, Perkins and D. C. Peters leave on fourteen-day "perm" for England. Clifford, Lyman and Marcellus begin a seven-day tour of Belgium. Emery returns from prison. Weber reports back from Chamonix.
February 11. Larkin and Googins return from "perm." Larrabee and Flint go on leave of seven days in Belgium.
February 12. Lieut. and Beecher go to Parc B at Tirlemont today. Bring back cigarettes and chewing gum from the Red Cross. Also a box of much-needed soap. B. C. M. mail brought the shoulder emblems---Cocks of Verdun---today.
February 13. Emery leaves on permission of twenty days plus traveling time. We say farewell to him.
February 14. Marcellus returns from Belgium. "Bowy" and Googins report back from twenty-four hours' absence.
February 15. Lyman returns from permission in Belgium.
February 16. Col. Piatt Andrews pays us a visit---but gives us no definite "dope" on leaving. Clifford returns from permission. Ballantyne and Sjöstrom leave for seven days in Belgium.
February 18. Maj. Berle inspects our camp and O. K.'s it. "Mathe" is demobilized, leaves for home.
February 19. Flint and Larrabee return from Belgium. Section 633 is relieving our four cars at Grevenbrosch.
February 20. Lieut. Abbot and Bradley cited at order of the Corps d'Armée, also Section Corps d'Armée citation. Sgt. Hubbard, Campbell and Tremaine leave for Paris.
February 21. Lieut. Abbot, Marcellus and Lewis go toward Coblenz for tobacco and food supplies. Find a good supply and return this evening in the rain. Fellows glad.
February 22. Sale of tobacco, chocolate, cakes, chewing gum and shaving cream this A.M.
February 24. Ballantyne and Sjöstrom return from leave.
February 25. Bradley and Crane leave on "perm"---"Brad" to Paris, "Check" to Belgium. Shively leaves on detached service at Hqs., Paris. Butler returns from England this P.M.
February 26. Derek and Perkins report back from England this AM.
February 28. "Check" returns from Belgium.
March 1. French Sgt. from 167th Regiment is attached to Section---replacing Rouger. Potter on pass to Coblenz today. Stevens leaves for England, and Cunningham, Russell and Voorhees off for leave in Belgium. Larsen leaves kitchen today; replaced by Bowerman. Section has tickets for excellent concert at theatre this evening.
March 2. Lieut. Abbot leaves for Lille this AM. with Beecher, the pay roll and the C. R. voucher. Hubbard, Shively, Campbell and Tremaine return this evening. "Shive's" call to Paris was to have photograph taken.
March 3. Bradley back from Paris this P.M. with report that a section is to relieve us and take over our cars on or about the tenth of March. Welcome news to all.
March 4. Borden and Wasem leave for Paris this P.M. "Deak" and Larkin on short pass to Erkelenz.
March 5. Men start getting cars in shape today.
March 6. Lundgren and Lynch leave this A.M. on short trip up the Rhine. Lieut. Hitchcock and some of men from his section (514) stop at our quarters this P.M. Section is on way to join French Division at Grevenbrosch.
March 7. Three cars off at 6 a.m. to make evacuations to train. Lundgren and Lynch return from Maintz late in afternoon, reporting excellent trip up Rhine.
March 8. Capt. Roberts inspects section equipment this A.M. Brings some dope on our return trip. Larkin leaves for England on "perm" this A.M. Cunningham, Russell and Voorhees return from leave.
March 10. Butler, Peters, Campbell and Wasilik leave this noon on thirty-six-hour pass up the Rhine. Borden and Wasem back from Paris this P.M.
March 11. Flint and Wylie leave on pass---to go up the Rhine, but "Bill" loses his portefeuille with money, citation, etc., so they get no farther than Cologne. Four men back from Mayence.
March 12. S. S. U. 537 pulls into Aix early this A.M. under command of Lieut. Maclntyre. Cooks have a busy day. Cars, equipment and all material signed over by C. O. S. S. U. 537. Our car at Eschweiler relieved and our work with the 128th D. I. is at an end. Lieut. Abbot's brother George is visiting him today.
March 13. Borden and Bradley leave this A.M. for Liége to arrange for cantonment for tonight and to secure coach for ride to Paris. Section leaves West Station at 4.30. Larsen is missing. Arriving at Liége, find our train pulls out tonight. Second-class coach reserved for Section.
March 14. Reach Dunkirk in time for good supper at station---then on to Paris, this time our car is attached to a freight train.
March 15. Slow and jerky ride toward Paris. Stuck for a time in Le Bourget. Car hitched to another train which lands us at Noisy-le-Sec. Here baggage is unloaded and trucks from Hqs. carry us and baggage to city. Supper at Rue Ganneron and we are given passes till 4 p.m. tomorrow. Bunch sleeps in old barn on Ave. St. Ouen, though men have privilege of sleeping out. Stevens and Larsen are waiting for Section at Paris.
March 16. Passes are extended twenty-four hours. Fine meals today at Rue Ganneron. Great variety of rumors regarding Base Camp, getting home, etc. "Bowy" a Private since yesterday.
March 17. Roll call at four and by truck for Gare de Lyon, where we take train for Ferrières. "Bowy," "Gooch," Kirby and Yens serve as the baggage and guard detachment during the trip. Reach Base Camp about 11 p.m. after hike from station. Find a damp, cold barracks and many "details" for the following day, but nothing in line of refreshments. Realize enfin that we are in the army.
March 18. Everyone working on details today except non-coms and mechanics. "Johnny" is here in camp with his Section.
March 19. Section receives bunch of chocolate, cigars, gum, tooth paste, toilet articles and bags from Red Cross. Everyone still on detail.
March 20. Fourteen sections leave for port this A.M. Lewis and Weber off on short leave.
March 21. Lundgren off for short leave in Paris. Lieut. Abbot is officer of the day. Lyman on leave to Orléans this afternoon. Bunch of fellows on guard tonight. Larkin back from England.
March 22. Section has qualification cards made out this P.M. Five sections drive into camp with their cars. Y. M. C. A. dance.
March 23. Lundgren back from Paris.
March 24. Weber and Lyman back this morning. Lieut. Abbot in Paris today. Section prepares to be deloused tomorrow. Lewis back this evening.
March 25. Physical exam this A.M. Bags and blankets deloused. Bath this P.M. and Section moves into Tent 15, Quarantine Camp. Sgt. 1st Class Roberts joins today by transfer from Section 582. Section on guard tonight. Y. M. C. A. entertainment.
March 26. Pvt. 1st Class Barnes, transferred to Section from Cas. Det. Base Camp, joins Section today. Lyman working on Service History. Is transferred to Cas. Det., but order is revoked. Get infantry packs, belts, helmets, etc.
April 1. Inspection and pay. Sailing lists ready. Holbrook and Core are in camp. Lieut. Abbot is baggage officer for contingent---Hubbard helping him.
April 2. Up early and hike to station. Well loaded with packs, helmets, gas masks and musettes. Contingent has special train for Brest. Two second-class coaches---one for officers, the other for clerks---rest of men in box cars. Capt. Wm. Bingham in charge of contingent.
April 3. Ride all day. Men steal some French Army hay---causes trouble.
April 4. Reach Brest soon after midnight. Hike up long hill to camp. To bed about 4 a.m.---roused up at six. Inspections today and some men put on K. P. tonight.
April 5-11. Inspections, details and attention to officers mark this most pleasant week at Brest. Plenty of hard work, abundant food, various entertainments and everlasting fear of breaking some camp rule and so being held in Brest. Section is O. K.'d at last.
April 12. Hike to docks in rain. Embark at noon on Great Northern---fast Pacific mail steamer. Much better than the old San Jacinto. Nearly everyone becomes seasick before we leave harbor.
April 13. Mess-hall not popular today. Section very "low."
April 14-19. Much rough weather---long and tedious mess-lines and frequent inspections. Seasickness gradually wears off. Lyman officiates as butcher during trip. Little excitement.
April 20. Pull into New York harbor beautiful Easter Sunday morning. Dock at Hoboken, leave ship about eleven and only have to wait four hours for instructions and a meal (light breakfast was served at five). By train to Camp Dix.
April 21-23. Examinations, delousing, discharging, etc., occupy three days at Camp Dix. Wasem and Crane to be mustered out near home. Discharge papers received on the afternoon of April 23 in the year of our Lord 1919. Section scattered, but everybody's happy. May we all meet again
|ambulance||field hospital (when not used to denote a motor ambulance)|
|assis||a sitting case|
|à l'ordre de la Division||in divisional orders|
|B. C. M. (Bureau Centrale Militaire)||Central Military Office|
|camionette||light motor truck|
|cave voutée||cellar with arched roof (for use in case of raids)|
|corps d'armée||army corps|
|couché||lying or stretcher ease|
|coup de main||surprise attack or raid|
|D. S. A. (Directeur des Services Automobiles)||Director of the Automobile Services|
|D. I. (Division d'Infanterie)||Infantry Division|
|D. S.||detached service|
|Echelon Américain||American automobile supply station|
|éclat||shell fragment, piece of shrapnel|
|ferme||farmhouse (including enclosure and outbuildings)|
|G. B. D. (Groupe de Brancardiers Divisionnaire)||group of divisional stretcher-bearers|
|H. O. E. (Hôpital d'Evacuation)||evacuation hospital|
|képi||military cap with vizor|
|maréchal des logis||sergeant (in cavalry, artillery or automobile services)|
|médecin-chef||chief surgeon of a regiment, or of G. B. D.|
|médecin divisionnaire||chief surgeon of a division|
|musette||small sack thrown over one shoulder, carrying small personal articles|
|Parc automobile (A, B, etc.)||automobile supply stations or bases attached to each of the French Armies|
|petits blessés||slightly wounded|
|R. V. F. (Ravitaillement de la Viande Fraiche)||fresh meat supply train|
|R. I. (Régiment d'Infanterie)||infantry regiment|
|S. S. A. (Section Sanitaire Anglaise)||English ambulance section|
|S. S. U. (Section Sanitaire Américaine)||American ambulance section|
|triage||relay or sorting station|
(Section Citation---Divisional Order)
Au P. C. le 18 Juin 1918.
cite à l'Ordre de la Division:
La S. S. U. 5es:
Au cours des journées du 1er au 5 Juin, entrée en ligne dans des circonstances très difficiles, a fait preuve d'une audace, d'un zêle et d'une endurance qui ont fait l'admiration générale.
A assuré l'évacuation très rapide des blessés, n'hésitant pas malgré des pertes en hommes et en matériel, à aller jusq'au delà des Postes de Secours de Bataillon toutes les fois que l'état des routes le lui a permis.
Pour copie conforme Le Général Cdt la 128e Division
|Le Médecin Divisionnaire
(Section Citation---Army Corps Order)
GRAND QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL
|Bureau du Personnel
|ORDRE No. 13.021 "D" (EXTRAIT)|
Après approbation du Général Commandant en Chef les Forces expéditionnaires Américaines en France, le Maréchal de France, Commandant en Chef les Armées Françaises de l'Est, cite à l'Ordre du Corps d'Armée:
"Section sanitaire dont les conducteurs comme les chefs sont animés du plus méritoire esprit d'abnégation et d'un imperturbable allant. Pendant la période du 17 an 24 Août, les conducteurs ont porté leurs voitures, de jour et de nuit, à l'extrême avance sans jamais se soucier des tirs ennemis, et y ont recueilli les blessés le plus près qu'il était matériellement possible du point où ils étaient tombés. Au volant sans désemparer, ils ont réussi au prix de fatigues et de dangers allègrement consentis, à évacuer dans les meilleurs conditions tous les blessés de la 128e Division et un nombre élèvé de ceux des Divisions voisines tombés en première ligne."
Au Grand Quartier Général, le 21 Janvier 1919.
Commandant en Chef les Armées Françaises de l'Est,
Pour Extrait Conforme:
|Campbell||Shively (D. S. C.)|
Front français, 31 juillet.
La relation, au jour le jour, des exploits personnels de quelques-uns des soldats les plus braves de la foule des combattants est entreprise assez facile. Il est plus malaisé de connaître, en fin de journée, les résultats acquis, le rôle joué par les unités engagées.
Il faut, pour rapporter avec fidélité l'histoire des combats d'un régiment ou d'une division, attendre patiemment la fin de la bataille et les moments de calme et de repos ou les états-majors étudient et compulsent comptes rendus, notes et renseignements, les coordonnent, les complètent et s'efforcent de ces grimoires de dégager "le sens."
C'est un travail souvent long et pénible et sa difficulté nous explique pourquoi nous ne sommes instruits quelquefois que très tard de la part prise dans l'action par telle ou telle formation.
En parcourant le front nous avons rencontré une des plus fameuses divisions ayant participé non seulement à la libération des régions reconquises, mais qui, depuis le mois de mars, a vécu toutes les journées, les heures d'espérance et les minutes angoissées de la grande mêlée.
C'est une division d'élite: la "Division des Loups."
Son nom lui a été donné par le Boche lui-même. Naguère, lorsqu'il parlait de certains combattants dont il avait, au bois le Prêtre, senti la fougue et le mordant, il disait d'eux: "Ce sont des loups."
Le nom a plu à cette division; il lui plaît parce qu'elle sait qu'il est justifié et il lui vaut quelque fierté.
S'il est justifié son nom? Je vais tenter de le prouver: C'est au matin du 11 juin qu'après un long voyage elle arriva dans la forêt de Villers-Cotterets. Devant Longpont-Corcy elle fut aussitôt engagée. Obligée sous la pesée formidable du Boche de retirer ses avant-postes à l'ouest du ruisseau la Savières, elle se disposa sur l'échine de Faverolles où elle tint tête à l'adversaire. L'Allemand l'attaqua jusqu'à dix fois par jour et le plus grand éloge qui lui peut être décerné pour sa résistance farouche le fut par le général Kundt qui commandait les troupes allemandes dont elle avait à combattre l'effort:
--- L'infanterie, dit-il, s'est montrée au cours de la lutte un adversaire difficile, tout à fait digne de respect.
Dans le but de se réserver des places d'armes plus propices aux offensives projetées, et pour "donner de l'air" aux lisières de la forêt, la division des Loups entreprit plusieurs opérations locales qui lui permirent de s'établir sur l'autre rive de la Savières. Là, elle fut en butte à cent escarmouches ennemies, au tir discontinu des canons de tranchées, des lance-bombes et obusiers, mais tout cet arsenal ne put la décider à céder un lopin de terrain et, lorsqu'au 18 juillet on lui demanda d'attaquer, ce fut avec une ardeur rajeunie qu'elle enleva la ligne boche et que, en dépit d'un tir meurtrier, elle atteignit ses objectifs, s'empara du bois des Brunettes, gagna trois kilomètres, prit plus de 20 canons et 200 mitrailleuses, avec 400 prisonniers.
Les "loups," gênés par des feux flanqués partant des buissons d'Hauviron, reçurent l'ordre de s'arrêter et de se laisser distancer par une division nouvelle.
Mais à l'ordre de s'arrêter, les "loups" ont répondu: "Jamais!" et quand leurs camarades arrivèrent, ils les virent, dans un dernier, élan, bousculer l'ennemi, le chasser de ses positions et, d'un seul coup, s'en emparer.
Et maintenant---après ce pauvre résumé de leurs opérations---pourrai-je vous conter ce que, au cours de ces journées, ils dépensèrent d'héroïsme, ces "loups" qui sont aussi des lions?
La tâche est compliquée! On a vu là le soldat Brioloy, cerné par douze Boches, foncer sur eux, en tuer deux, en mettre à mal deux autres et faire prisonniers les huit guerriers qui demeuraient.
On a vu l'adjudant Gauthier charger en tête de sa troupe et enlever des mitrailleuses qui tiraient sans arrêt. Gauthier aussi a fait huit prisonniers, et il a, au surplus, ramené leurs pièces!
On a vu le sous-lieutenant Feterly, avec quelques-uns de ses hommes, s'emparer d'une batterie. On a vu Letremy, soldat, pénétrer seul dans une ferme bien gardée, tuer trois occupants et tirailler ensuite sur les autres qui s'enfuyaient, terrifiés par ce géant! Letremy, toujours seul, s'installa à leur place et la garda . . . tout simplement.
Ce sont là quelques anecdotes, mais il les faudrait tous citer, ces soldats magnifiques; pour être vrai, si l'on voulait écrire un Livre d'or à la louange de nos troupes, il y faudrait citer tous les soldats français...
GRAND QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL
COMMANDANT en CHEF ORDRE GÉNÉRAL No. 124.
Pendant de longs mois, vous avez lutté. L'histoire célèbrera la ténacité et la fière énergie déployées pendant ces quatre années par notre Patrie, qui devait vaincre pour ne pas mourir.
Nous allons, demain, pour mieux dicter la paix, porter nos armes jusqu'au Rhin. Sur cette terre d'Alsace-Lorraine qui nous est chère, vous pénétrerez en libérateurs. Vous irez plus loin, en pays allemand, occuper des territoires qui sont le gage nécessaire des justes réparations.
La France a souffert dans ses campagnes ravagées, dans ses villes ruinées; elle a des deuils nombreux et cruels. Les provinces délivrées ont eu à supporter des vexations intolérables et des outrages odieux.
Mais vous ne répondrez pas aux crimes commis par des violences qui pourraient vous sembler légitimes dans l'excès de vos ressentiments. Vous resterez disciplinés, respectueux des personnes et des biens; après avoir abattu votre adversaire par les armes, vous lui en imposerez encore par la dignité de votre attitude, et le monde ne saura ce qu'il doit le plus admirer, de votre tenue dans le succès ou de votre héroïsme dans les combats.
J'adresse avec vous un souvenir ému à nos morts, dont le sacrifice nous a donné la Victoire; j'envoie un salut plein d'affection attristée aux pères et aux mères, aux veuves et aux orphelins de France, qui cessent un instant de pleurer, dans ces jours d'allégresse nationale, pour applaudir au triomphe de nos Armes.
Je m'incline devant vos drapeaux magnifiques.
Unit U. S. Army Ambulance Service Company, Section 585. Arrived in France, August 20, 1917, on transport San Jacinto, at St. Nazaire.
Nearest town and Dept
|St. Nazaire---Loire Inf||Aug. 20, '17||Sept. 29, '17|
|Angers---Maine-et-Loire||Sept. 29, '17||Sept. 30, '17|
|Nogent-le-Routrou---Eure-et-Loire||Sept. 30, '17||Oct. 1, '17|
|Sandricourt---Oise||Oct. 1, '17||Oct. 8, '17|
|Génicourt---Meuse||Oct. 9, '17||Oct. 12, '17|
|Amanty---Meuse||Oct. 12, '17||Oct. 16, '17|
|Burey-en-Vaux---Meuse||Oct. 16, '17||Nov. 3, '1?|
|Custines---Meurthe-et-Moselle||Nov. 3, '17||Nov. 23, '17|
|Nancy---Meurthe-et-Moselle||Nov. 23, '17||Nov. 24, '17|
|Sandricourt---Oise||Nov. 25, '17||Nov. 27, '17|
|Ecouen---Seine-et-Oise||Nov. 27, '17||Nov. 28, '17|
|Sezanne---Marne||Nov. 28, '17||NOV. 29, '17|
|Void---Meuse||Nov. v.29, '17||Nov.30, '17|
|Nancy---Meurthe-et-Moselle||Nov. 30, '17||Dec. 23, '17|
|Baccarat---Meurthe-et-Moselle||Dec. 23, '17||Apr. 1, '18|
|St. Clement---Meurthe-et-Moselle||Apr. 1, '18||Apr. 22, '18|
|Baccarat---Meurthe-et-Moselle||Apr. 22, '18||Apr. 23, '18|
|Bazien---Vosges||Apr. .23, '18||May 3, '18|
|Charmes---Vosges||May 3, '18||May 5, '18|
|Troyes---Aube||May 5, '18||May 6, '18|
|Chauconin---Seine-et-Marne||May 6, '18||May7, '18|
|Aumale---Seine Inf.||May 7, '18||May 9, '18|
|Picquigny---Somme||May 9, '18||May 20, '18|
|Esquennoy---Oise||May 20, '18||May 30, '18|
|Le Meux---Oise||May 30, '18||May 31, '18|
|Rethondes---Oise||May 31, '18||May 31, '18|
|Vez---Oise||May 31, '18||June 1, '18|
|Villers-Cotterets---Aisne||June 1, '18||June 11, '18|
|Boursonne---Oise||June 11, '18||July 20, '18|
|Pierrefonds---Oise||July 20, '18||July 23, '18|
|Le Fayel---Oise||July 23, '18||July 29, '18|
|Taillefontaine---Aisne||July 29, '18||July 31, '18|
|Couloisy---Oise||July 31, '18||Aug. 13, '18|
|Jaulzy---Oise||Aug. 13, '18||Aug. 18, '18|
|Vache Noire---Aisne||Aug. 18, '18||Aug. 21, '18|
|St. Christophe---Aisne||Aug. 21, '18||Aug. 24, '18|
|Vez---Oise||Aug. 21, '18||Sept. 4, '18|
|Equiry---Aisne||Sept. 4, '18||Sept. 5, '18|
|Soissons---Aisne||Sept. 5, '18||Sept. 8, '18|
|Crouy---Aisne||Sept. 8, '18||Sept. 19, '18|
|Soissons---Aisne||Sept. 19, '18||Sept. 20, '18|
|Dury ---Somme||Sept. 20, '18||Sept. 21, '18|
|Bourbourg---Nord||Sept. 21, '18||Sept. 22, '18|
|Le Casino---Nord||Sept. 22, '18||Sept. 26, '18|
|Rexpoede---Nord||Sept. 26, '18||Sept. 27, '18|
|Beveren---Belgium||Sept. 27, '18||Sept. 28, '18|
|Oostvleteren.---Belgium||Sept. 28, '18||Sept. 29, '18|
|Langemarck---Belgium||Sept. 29, '18||Oct. 1, '18|
|Wifwege---Belgium||Oct. 1, '18||Oct. 16, '18|
|Staden---Belgium||Oct. 16, '18||Oct. 17, '18|
|Hooglede---Belgium||Oct. 17, '18||Oct. 18, '18|
|Coolscamp---Belgium||Oct. 18, '18||Oct. 19, '18|
|Iseghem---Belgium||Oct. 19, '18||Oct. 24, '18|
|Emelghem---Belgium||Oct. 21, '18||Oct. 27, '18|
|Oostroosebeke---Belgium||Oct. 27, '18||Oct. 29, '18|
|Vive-St.-Bavon---Belgium||Oct. 29, '18||Nov. 3, '18|
|Nokere---Belgium||Nov. 3, '18||Nov. 5, '18|
|Vive-St.-Eloi---Belgium||Nov. 5, '18||Nov. 24, '18|
|Bevere---Belgium||Nov. 24, '18||Nov. 25, '18|
|Oultre---Belgium||Nov. 25, '18||Nov. 26, '18|
|Osseghem---Belgium||Nov. 26, '18||Nov. 27, '18|
|Forest---Belgium||Nov. 27, '18||Nov. 29, '18|
|Tervueren---Belgium||Nov. 29, '18||Nov. 30, '18|
|Tirlemont---Belgium||Nov. 30, '18||Dec. 2, '15|
|St. Trond---Belgium||Dec. 2, '18||Dec. 5, '18|
|Liége---Belgium||Dec. 5, '18||Dec. 8, '18|
|Verviers---Belgium||Dec. 8, '18||Dec. 9, '18|
|Aix-la-Chapelle----Germany||Dec. 9, '18||Dec. 12, '18|
|Jülich---Germany||Dec. 12, '18||Jan. 9, '19|
|Aix-la-Chapelle||Jan. 9, '19||Jan. 12, '19|
|Liége---Belgium||Jan. 12, '19||Jan. 16, '19|
|Aix-la-Chapelle||Jan. 16, '19||Mar. 13, '19|
|Paris||Mar. 15, '19||Mar. 17, '19|
|Ferrières---Gatinnais (Loiret)||Mar. 17, '19||Apr. 2, '19|
|Brest||Apr. 4, '19||Apr. 12, '19|
|On board Great Northern||Apr. 12, '19||Apr. 20, '19|
|Camp Dix (New Jersey)||Apr.20, '19||Apr. 23, '19|
(Men whose names are marked with daggers left the Section at some time between these two dates those whose names are marked with fA the outfit during this cried this period.)
|*Abbot, John R. (Lieutenant)
Balmer, Daniel T.
*Barnes, Henry W., Jr.
Bates, Alfred E.
Beecher, J. Wilfred
Borden, Carlton E.
Bowerman, Guy E., Jr.
Bradley, Clarence J.
Butler, George D.
Clifford, Warren T.
Crane, Harold O.
Flint, William A.
Googins, David S.
Green, Kirby F.
Houlihan, Leo J.
Hubbard, Norman S. (Sergeant)
Johnstone, Henry W. (Sergeant)
Larkin, Robert D.
Larrabee, Lester H.
Lewis, Arthur Y.
Lundgren, Erland A. (Sergeant)
Lyman, Lauren D.
Lynch, Cornelius A.
Marcellus, Gilbert L.
Perkins, Albert G.
Peters, Derek C. C.
Peters, J. Wilton (Sergeant)
*Potter, Howard P.
*Roberts, Paul (Sergeant)
Russell, Chester -
Shepard, Arthur M.
Shively, George J.
Sjöstrom, Raymond B.
Stevens, Gordon S.
Tremaine, Henry C.
Van Doren, F. C.
Voorhees, Edwin H.
Wasem, Louis, Jr.
Weber, James M.
Wharton, James (Lieutenant)
*Wylie, Robert S.