Wwi Uniform Id

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by BrianP, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. BrianP

    BrianP Member

    I apologize for having something off-topic from World War II. I havn't found a good WWI forum in which to ask this question, so I turn to you. I know that some of you are knowledgable about the first Great war as well.

    For quite some time now, I have been trying to find out what unit my great-grandfather served in during World War I. It is known that he was in the U.S. Army, and that he was in France. What time period I do not know. I would love to find out his unit so I can trace its history, and see where my great-grandfather fought.

    Recently, a distant relative of mine sent me a photo of my great-grandfather that I've never seen before. I was hoping that maybe someone here might recognize the uniform as belonging to a specific unit or something. I know it is a long shot, but if you don't try to play the game, you never win, right?

    This is the photo that was sent to me. My great-grandfather is on the left:
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    This photo has been in the family for quite some time. It is my great-grandparents:
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    Thanks for having a look!
     
  2. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Hi BrianP,

    Hopefully someone will be able to supply you with an address to look up.

    Australian War Museum has a complete list of ALL wars veteran history on line.

    If you have an interest in Australia there is a great site for WW1 with Americans fighting alongside Australians in 1917-18 as did Canadians, British etc.

    There is some good battle reports and they make interesting reading.

    WW1
    http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-battle...rance/hamel.htm giving links to other battles and even a "Yanks view".

    The master index link below shows all aspects of the Australian Military / conflicts and battles etc.

    http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-confli...s-cat-index.htm

    Soldier searches:

    This is what Australia has so hopefully the US would have something similar.

    It is heartening to meet through this forum, Americans who know that other countries fought in WW1 & WW2 and that Gary Cooper & John Wayne didn't win it on their own.


    Look forward to your posts and don't drink to much of that Avery Island Red stuff! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  3. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    Originally posted by BrianP@Jun 30 2005, 02:33 AM
    I apologize for having something off-topic from World War II. I havn't found a good WWI forum in which to ask this question, so I turn to you. I know that some of you are knowledgable about the first Great war as well.

    For quite some time now, I have been trying to find out what unit my great-grandfather served in during World War I. It is known that he was in the U.S. Army, and that he was in France. What time period I do not know. I would love to find out his unit so I can trace its history, and see where my great-grandfather fought.

    Recently, a distant relative of mine sent me a photo of my great-grandfather that I've never seen before. I was hoping that maybe someone here might recognize the uniform as belonging to a specific unit or something. I know it is a long shot, but if you don't try to play the game, you never win, right?

    This is the photo that was sent to me. My great-grandfather is on the left:
    [​IMG]

    This photo has been in the family for quite some time. It is my great-grandparents:
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for having a look!
    [post=36017]Quoted post[/post]


    The first photos shows the standard walking out dress and the second was the standard "combat" dress.
     

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