US 167th Infantry Regiment, Company I, Uniform Group from First Lieutenant George R. Newbegin

Above left:  A photograph of First Lieutenant George R. Newbegin. Above right:  First Lieutenant George R. Newbegin’s uniform tunic

Above:  A closer look at George R. Newbegin’s tunic tells us quite a bit about him.  He has first lieutenant bars on the shoulders.  The United States Reserve (USR) insignia and cross rifles for Infantry with 167 mounted above.  He wears a WW1 Victory Medal ribbon with four campaign stars along with a Mexican Punitive Expedition Medal ribbon.  His divisional patch is the 42nd Rainbow Division.  First Lieutenant Newbegin was in the 167th Infantry Alabama National Guard but he was a replacement from Essex County, Massachusetts.  Newbegin was the platoon leader for Third Platoon, I Company, Third Battalion, 167th Infantry, 84th Brigade, of Forty Second Division     

Above:  A front view of First Lieutenant George R. Newbegin’s tunic.  The tunic was tailored in Paris but the buttons are made in Philadelphia

Above:  Detail of the 167th Infantry insignia from Alabama National Guard.  This unit was historically known as Forth Alabama.  As late as 2005, in Iraq, some members of 167th INF wore 4th ALA INF tabs on their uniforms. It is a unit with a lot of pride in their history

Above:  Detail of the first lieutenant bar and the Forty Second Division patch.  Many of the patches for the Forty Second Rainbow Division are canted forward.  This follows the curvature of the upper shoulder sleeve  

Above:  Three American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) gold Overseas Service Chevrons.  Each signifies six months of overseas service in forward positions.  The horizontal ribbon band on the cuff is only for officer’s tunics

Above:  The manufacture’s tag in the pocket of First Lieutenant George R. Newbegin’s tunic.  It is marked by hand to Newbegin and dated November 1918

Above:   First Lieutenant George R. Newbegin’s garrison hat with rank insignia 

Above:  First Lieutenant George R. Newbegin’s very nicely made ridding jodhpurs 

Above:  First Lieutenant George R. Newbegin’s identification tag marked GEO. R. NEWBEGIN 1.ST LT. INF. NO. 545. D.  There are no marking on the reverse side

Above and Below:  First Lieutenant George R. Newbigin is in the center of this photograph

 

Above:  First Lieutenant George R. Newbigin on horseback

Above and Below:  First Lieutenant George R. Newbigin is in the center of this photograph

 

Above:  First Lieutenant George R. Newbigin

Below: 1st Lt. George R. Newbegin listed aboard the S.S. Andania with the 167th Inafantry (Top Right)

 

Below: 1st Lt. George R. Newbegin listed aboard the S.S. Andania with the 167th Inafantry (Top Right)

Below: See number 29 for 1st Lt. George R. Newbegin listed with the 167th Inafantry, I Company

Below:  First Lieutenant George R. Newbigin listed as being married in 1922

Below:  First Lieutenant George Rideout Newbigin's record from membership in the Masons

 

Below: 1st Lt. George R. Newbegin funeral card dated 18 October 1923. He was born in 1890 so only 33 years old at his death. He is buried in Essex County, Massachusetts

Below:  A grave stone listing George R. Newbigin and his family. This shows him as a captain of Company I, 167 Infantry

 

Below: 1st Lt. George R. Newbegin mentioned in the text of Heroes Among the Brave by John B. Hayes on pages 25, 39, 40, and 46. Heroes Among the Brave is published by the Lee County, Historical Society of Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 25 mentions First Lieutenant George R. Newbigin with 3rd Platoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 39 mentions First Lieutenant George R. Newbigin as the 3rd Platoon commander

Page 40 mentions First Lieutenant George R. Newbigin as well liked, fair and brave

 

Below: Page 46 mentions First Lieutenant George R. Newbigin

 

 

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images, research, and text are sole property of Ralph Lovett Except the text of Heros Among the Brave