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world war 1 military records of caost and geodetic survey personnel


R. J. Buckley, Private, Aviation Corps, U.S. Army:

Served as a hand with one of the wire drag surveying parties of the Coast and Geodetic Survey until September 20, 1917, when he separated from the party and entered the Aviation Corps of the U.S. Army as a private.


John H. Bullock., Surgeon, U.S. Army Medical Reserve Corps:

He was a surgeon in the Coast and Geodetic Survey until May 15, 1917, when on account of his having been commissioned in the U.S. Army Medical Reserve, his resignation from the Coast and Geodetic Survey was accepted.


Harold Bush, Private, U. S. Army

Served as a lightkeeper with one of the field parties operated under the Division of Geodesy until May 20, 1918, when he was separated from the party and entered the U.S. Army as a private.


Conrad T. Bussell, Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.F.:

On September 24, 1917, by Executive Order No. 2707, he was transferred to the service and jurisdiction of the Navy Department. Previous to his transfer he was with the Coast and Geodetic Survey as a commissioned Junior Hydrographic and Geodetic Engineer.

He was attached to the U.S.S. SURVEYOR with the rank of Lieutenant (j.g.) and served as First Watch Officer on board of that vessel until April 13, 1918.

Information regarding the activities of this officer was not placed on file previous to his resignation from the Coast and Geodetic Survey on May 12, 1920, while requests for further information received no response.

The available records indicate that after being detached from the U.S.S. SURVEYOR, he was promoted to Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.F. and served on board of the U.S.S.VENETIA until detached from active duty on February 13, 1919.

He was returned to the service and jurisdiction of the Coast and Geodetic Survey by Executive Order 3044, dated February 26, 1919.


BUSSEY, W.R., Private, U.S. Army:
Served as hand with one of the field parties operated under the Division of Geodesy until October 23, 1917, when he was separated from the party and entered the U.S. Army as a private.


William B. Caldwell, Boatswain’s Mate, Second Class, U.S.N.R.F.:

On September 24, 1917, by Executive Order No. 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 served as Coxswain, Power Launch, on the steamer BACHE. He was enrolled in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force as Boatswain’s Mate, Second Class and served on the U.S.S. BACHE from September 24, 1918, until the vessel was returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey on June 20, 1919.


D. S. Callis, Quartermaster, Second Class, U.S.N.R.F.:

On September 24, 1917, by Executive Order No. 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 served as Master at Arms on the Steamer BACHE. He was enrolled in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force as Quartermaster, Second Class, and served on the U.S.S. BACHE from September 24, 1917, to February 25, 1918. No further record is available.


Andres Campbell, Private, U.S. Army:

Served as laborer in the office of the Coast and Geodetic Survey until September 23, 1918, when he resigned and entered the U.S. Army as a private.


William P. Carey, Private, U.S. Marine Corps:

Served as computer in the office of the Coast and Geodetic Survey until June 10, 1918, when he resigned and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in France during the war and after his return, on September 16, 1919, he was again appointed as computer in the Coast and Geodetic Survey.


W. H. J Caron, Machinist’s Mate, Second Class, U.S.N.R.F.:

Transferred with the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer ISIS, by Executive Order, No. 2707, on September 24, 1917. Previous to his assignment he was a fireman on the Steamer ISIS. He was enrolled in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force as Machinist’s Mate, Second Class and served on the U.S.S. ISIS from September 24, 1917, until April 8, 1919, when he returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey on April 30, 1919.


Rezin J. Carothers, Private U.S. Army:

Served as clerk in the office of the Coast and Geodetic Survey until March 4, 1918, when he resigned to enter the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army.


George Casbier, Private, First Class, U.S. Army:

Served as a hand in one of the field parties operating under the Division of Geodesy until July 31, 1917, when he separated from the party and entered the U.S. Army as a private.


Miller A. Cassedy, Private, First Class, U.S. Army:

Served as computer in the Coast and Geodetic Survey from April 9 to July 15, 1918, when he resigned on account of having been inducted into the military service of the United States. He was enrolled on July 18, 1918, and served with the 472nd Engineers of the U.S. Army at Camp Humphries, Va., and Charleston, S.C.


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