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William M. Boyd, Sr., in uniform [ca. 1919]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1914-1918
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: Company I, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
  • Location of Service: Camp Meade, Maryland; France
  • Highest Rank: First Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/119849

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[ William M. Boyd WWI Record of Events Feb 28, 1919 ]

More Resources

[ Photo Album ]
[ Veteran's Compensation Application [February 12, 1934] ]
[ Draft registration card for William M. Boyd [1917] ]
[ Photo postcard, "Interior Y.M.C.A." ]
[ Photocopy of a postcard "First mail from my Darling Sister until [?] in France." ]
[ Letter from members of Presbyterian Church, Chestnut Level, PA [October 1, 1917] ]

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[ Scrapbook with journal, photos, and newsclippings by William M. Boyd [ca. 1919]. ]
[ Typewritten and handwritten copy of journal pages ]
[ Map, "Battle Line on Day of Attack Feb. 21st 24th and March 6th." ]
[ Pamphlett, "Hello, Soldier Sport, want to have a Good Time?" ]
[ "President Wilson's Message on Healing The Hurts Of Our Wounded." ]
[ Cover of pamphlet, "Army Occupations as Preparation for Civilian Employment." ]
[ Cover of pamphlet, "Traditions of the 315th Infantry A. E. F." ]
[ Cover of pamphlet, "The 315th Infantry Memorial." ]
[ Cover of pamphlet, "The World War Adjusted Compensation Act." ]
[ Cover of pamphlet, "The World War Veterans' Act: 1924." ]
[ Cover of pamphlet, "The Nurse and the Knight." ]
[ Cover of pamphlet, "Employment Management A New Executive Position in Industry." ]
[ Cover of pamphlet, "Victory Songs." ]
[ Clipping, "Former Resident of Chestnut Level Wounded." ]
[ Humorous extracts from letters received in the Bureau of War Risk Insurance. ]
[ Clipping, "View of the S.S. America as she is today." ]
[ Clipping from the Washington Times, Sunday January 19, 1919. "Where your soldier boy is stationed abroad." ]
[ Collage of photos from WWI ]
[ Clipping, "U.S. Trick 'Buffaloed' Germans at Argonne." ]
[ Clipping, "Some things I learned about men during my service overseas." ]
[ Ship's newspaper, "Tran-Sport." Vol.1 No.1 ]
[ Clipping of the S.S. America from the Baltimore "Sunday Sun," December 8, 1940. ]
[ Newspaper page from the "Baltimore American" Sunday, December 22, 1935. ]
[ Blank application to join the 315th Infantry Association ]
[ "The Memorial and Memorabilia of the Regiment" ]

About this Item

Title

  • William Merton Boyd Collection

Names

  • Boyd, William Merton
  • Osing, Sandra S.

Home State

  • Maryland

Headings

  • -  Boyd, William Merton
  • -  World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1914-1918

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Company I, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
    • Location of Service: Camp Meade, Maryland; France
    • Highest Rank: First Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1917-1919
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a pharmacist and was in charge of the dispensary. He was shot in the right arm while attempting to care for a wounded soldier during battle of Meuse-Argonne.

Materials

  • Manuscript: Civilian papers (certificates, forms, wills, etc) [1 item] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1934-02-12)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [8 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1917-1940)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [2 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1917-1919)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1919-02-28)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2019-02-28)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1918-11-20)
  • Manuscript: Maps [2 items] -- (collected 1919)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1917-09-22)
  • Manuscript: Periodicals [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1917-1919)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [10 items] -- (collected 1917-1929)
  • Manuscript: Unit histories [4 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1939)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [1 item] -- Photograph (collected 1918)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of Photographic Print [1 item] -- Photograph (collected 1917)
  • Computer File: Flash Drive [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected 2019-08-01; 2019)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/119849

Cite as

  • William Merton Boyd Collection (AFC/2001/001/119849), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

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Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

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Citing VHP Materials

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Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Boyd, William Merton, and Sandra S Osing. William Merton Boyd Collection. 1917. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.119849/.

APA citation style:

Boyd, W. M. & Osing, S. S. (1917) William Merton Boyd Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.119849/.

MLA citation style:

Boyd, William Merton, and Sandra S Osing. William Merton Boyd Collection. 1917. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.119849/>.