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world war 1 military records of caost and geodetic survey personnel


Dean G. Smith, U.S. Army (rank unknown):

Served as Recorder in one of the field parties operated under the Division of Geodesy in the Coast and Geodetic Survey until May 20, 1918, when he separated from the party and entered the Artillery Officers Training Camp at Taylor, Kentucky.


Edward L. Smith, Fireman, first class, U.S.N.R.F.:

On Sept. 24, 1917, by Executive Order 2707, he was transferred with the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer ISIS to service and jurisdiction of the Navy Department. Previous to his transfer he was serving on the ISIS as Fireman. Effective Sept. 24, 1917, he was enrolled as Fireman, first class, in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force and he served on the U.S.S. ISIS, but the length of his services is not known at this office, as he did not return to the Coast and Geodetic Survey.


Jule Smith, U.S. Army (rank unknown):

Served as a hand in one of the field parties operated under the Division of Geodesy, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey until May 28, 1918, when he resigned and entered the U.S. Army.

Sherman Smith, U.S. Army (rank unknown):

Served as Seaman on the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer PATTERSON until July 25, 1917, when he was discharged at his own request and entered the U.S. Army.


S. P. Smith, U.S. Navy (rank unknown):

Served as a hand with one of the field parties operated under the Division of Geodesy, Coast and Geodetic Survey, until Sept. 30, 1917, when he separated from the party and entered the U.S. Navy.


William M. Smith Jr., Chief Electrician (radio) U.S.N.R.F.:

On Sept. 24, 1917, by Executive Order 2707, he was transferred with the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BACHE to the service and jurisdiction of the Navy Department. Previous to his transfer he was Wireless Operator on the BACHE. Effective September 24, 1917, he was enrolled as Chief Electrician (radio) in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force, and he served in that capacity on the U.S.S. BACHE from that date until June 20, 1919, when he returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey.


John N. Spills, U.S. Army (rank unknown):

Served as a Deck Officer, attached to the Coast and Geodetic Survey Schooner MATCHLESS from May 20, 1918 until June 14, 1918, when he resigned and entered the U.S. Army.


Edward D. Springle, Boatswain’s Mate, first class, U.S.N.R.F.:

On Sept. 24, 1917, by Executive Order 2707, he was transferred with the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BACHE to the service and jurisdiction of the Navy Department. Previous to his transfer he was Master at Arms on the BACHE. Effective Sept. 24, 1917, he was enrolled as Boatswain’s Mate, first class in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force and he served on the U.S.S. BACHE in that capacity until January 25, 1918, when he was transferred and discharged.


Henry S. Spry, Quartermaster, first class, U.S.N.R.F.:

On Sept. 24, 1917, by Executive Order 2707, he was transferred with the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer BACHE to the service and jurisdiction of the Navy Department. Previous to his transfer he was Quartermaster on the BACHE. Effective Sept. 24, 1917, he was enrolled as Quartermaster, first class, in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force and he served in that capacity on the U.S.S. BACHE until June 12, 1919, when he returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey.


Theodore Staeblein, Chief Yeoman, U.S.N.R.F.

On Sept. 24, 1917, by Executive Order 2707, he was transferred with the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer ISIS to the service and jurisdiction of the Navy Department. Previous to his transfer he was Writer on the ISIS. Effective Sept. 24, 1917, he was enrolled as Chief Yeoman in the U.S. Naval reserve Force and he served on the U.S.S. BACHE until Oct. 1, 1918, when he was transferred to the Officers Material School at Princeton University, where he graduated from that school on Nov. 20, 1918.

It was reported that he was later commissioned in the Pay Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve Force, but there is no definite information regarding this on file at this office.


Earl C. States, U.S. Army (rank unknown):

Served as Recorder with one of the field parties operated under the Division of Geodesy, Coast and Geodetic Survey, until May 9, 1918, when he separated from the party and entered the U.S. Army. He served with the 53rd Sanitary Squad until July 25, 1919.

He later returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey and on July 2, 1920, he was appointed as Extra Observer in the Service.


Max Steinberg, First Lieutenant, C.A.O.R.C., U.S. Army:

On Sept. 24, 1917, by Executive Order 2707, he was transferred to the service and jurisdiction of the War Department. Previous to his transfer he was a commissioned Junior Hydrographic and Geodetic Engineer in the Coast and Geodetic Survey.

He was assigned to active duty as First Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Officers Reserve Corps of the U.S. Army and was with the 7th Training Camp at Fort Monroe, Va., on Oct. 19, 1917, when he reported for physical examination and failed to pass. He returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey on Nov. 10, 1917, in accordance with Executive Order 2702, date Jan. 9, 1918.


George Stewart, U. S. Army (rank unknown):

Served as a hand with one of the field parties operated under the Division of Geodesy, Coast and Geodetic Survey, until July 31, 1917, when he separated from the party and entered the U.S. Army.


Roscoe P. Strough, Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N.R.F.:

On January 22, 1918, by Executive Order 2791, he was transferred to the service and jurisdiction of the Navy Department. Previous to his transfer he was a commissioned Junior Hydrographic and Geodetic Engineer in the Coast and Geodetic Survey.

Effective Jan. 22, 1918, he was enrolled as Lieutenant (j.g.) in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force and on Feb. 15, in accordance with orders from the Bureau of Navigation of the Navy Department he reported for duty to the Supervisor, Naval Auxiliary Reserve at New York, when he was assigned as Instructor in Seamanship at the Officers’ Material School at Pelham Bay Park, N.Y.

On March 22, 1918, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.F. He served at the Pelham Bay Park School until June 14, 1918 when he was relieved and on June 17, in accordance with orders, reported to the Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. SIERRA for duty in connection with outfitting that vessel and as Navigating Officer when commissioned.

On July 1, 1918, the U.S.S. SIERRA was commissioned (troop transport) at the New York Yard and on July 10, sailed from Hoboken, N. J. for Brest, France, with about 1750 troops. The vessel sailed in convoy with four other transports from New York, until about three days out, when six more transports from Newport News, Va., joined the convoy. The entire convoy arrived at Brest, France, on July 20.

On August 14, 1918, Lieutenant Roscoe P. Strough was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N.R.F. During the time that he was serving as Navigating Officer of the U.S.S. SIERRA, he also acted as Senior member of the Hull Board, Senior member of the Summary Court Martial and Ships Survey Officer.

On March 11, 1919, he was detached from the U.S.S. SIERRA and in accordance with orders proceeded to Washington D.C. where he was relieved from all active duty in the U.S. Navy, and returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey on March 13, 1919.


Otis W. Swainson, First Lieutenant, C.A.O.R.C., U.S. Army

On Sept. 24, 1917, by Executive Order 2707, he was transferred to the service and jurisdiction of the War Department. Previous to his transfer he was a commissioned Junior Hydrographic and Geodetic Engineer in the Coast and Geodetic Survey.

Effective Sept. 24, 1917, he was assigned to active duty as First Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Officers’ Reserve Corps of the U.S. Army, but later failed to pass the physical examination and on Nov. 14, 1917, he was returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey by Executive Order 2782, dated Jan. 9, 1918.


Daniel W. Taylor, U.S. Navy (rank unknown):

Served as Foreman with one of the field parties operated under the Division of Geodesy, Coast and Geodetic Survey, until May 20, 1918, when he separated from the party and entered the U.S. Navy.


George E. Thompson, U.S. Army (rank unknown):

Served as Recorder with one of the field parties operated under the Division of Geodesy, Coast and Geodetic Survey, until May 20, 1918, when he separated from the party and entered the U.S. Army.


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