US WW1 Era, Supply Company, 111th Field Artillery, 29th Division Uniform Group from Benjamin H. Word
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
Below: PVT Ben Word’s tunic with the wagoner patch on the right side
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
Below: Notice Private Benjamin H. Word listed in the 29th Division Roster as a wagoner in 111th Field Artillery Battalion, Supply Company
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
Below: A copy of an article on Benjamin H. Word Sr. from the Farmville (VA) Herald, dated January 3, 1969. I am very grateful to Lory Watkins-Carney of the Central Virginia Reginal Library for sending this to me
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