Diary of World War I, 1918-1919.

Schofield, Watson Percy, 1892- [Browse]
1 v. (48 p.) ; 31 cm.


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Born in Connecticut; employed by Algonquin Woolen Mill, Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey; served during World War I as a non-commissioned officer in Battery B, 308th Field Artillery Regiment, 78th Division, U.S. Army, with the American Expeditionary Forces in France; subsequently worked in the woolen business; lived in Florida in retirement.
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Typescript (photocopy) of a diary kept by Sergeant Watson P. Schofield of the 308th Field Artillery, 78th Division, A.E.F. The diary begins upon completion of training in Brittany and entraining for the front on Saturday, August 17th or 18th, 1918. His regiment was then moved to the Toul sector, near Nancy, where it operated in support of the 90th Dividion during the St. Mihiel offensive (September). Being relieved on October 4th, it shifted to the Argonne Forest, west of Verdun, and rejoined its own division. At the end of hostilities in November, the regiment moved to Haudainville, a few miles below Verdun, and proceeded three weeks later to a location some distance to the south. There, at Senailly, a village northwest of Dijon, it remained until the end of April, when it moved again, this time to Marseille for embarkation and the homeward vo
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Acc. no. AM 1986-61.
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