US WW1 Era, Supply Company, 111th Field Artillery, 29th Division Uniform Group

29 ID 111th FA Tunic

Above and Below:  Private Benjamin H. Word’s Uniform of 111th Field Artillery, Battery F, 29th Division (Virginia National Guard).   PVT Word was a wagoner.  The tunic has the 29th Division Blue and Grey patch, two overseas stripes and a red discharge stripe on the left side.  On the right side is the wagoner’s patch

29th Division 111th Artillery

Below:  PVT Ben Word’s tunic with the wagoner patch on the right side

Wagoner Patch

Below:  This is Private Benjamin H. Word’s discharge document from the US Army and Virginia National Guard.  Notice that the United States is marked out and Virginia written in its place.  To say the least, US National Guardsmen are proud of the State affiliation    

Virginia National Guard Document


Virginia National Guard Document

Below:  Notice Private Benjamin H. Word listed in the 29th Division Roster as a wagoner in 111th Field Artillery Battalion, Supply Company

29th Division Roster

Below: A short history of the Supply Compnay from History of the 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, by Henry F. Seal, Jr.



Below: A copy of Benjamin H. Word Sr.’s obituary.  I am very grateful to Lory Watkins-Carney of the Central Virginia Reginal Library for sending this to me



Full Text of History of the 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 1917-1919

Full Honor Roll of 29th Division soldiers killed in action and died of wounds or other causes at Meuse-Argonne and other engagements during WW1

29th Division, 116th Infantry Regiment at Meuse-Argonne Staff Ride Plan


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