Rudolph Belcher, Second Lieutenant,
Field Artillery Corps, U.S. Army:
as a private in the Field Artillery Corps of the U.S. Army on January
15, 1918. Previous to his enlistment, he served as a rodman and recorder
with one of the field parties operated under the Division of Geodesy,
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
first service with the U.S. Army was at Camp Jackson, South Carolina,
and two months after his enlistment he was appointed First Sergeant
in Company 1, of the First Corps of Artillery, Park.
15, 1918, he sailed with his company for France and soon after arriving
was sent to the front.
on continuous active duty at the front from May 26, 1918, to Sept
1918, and during this time he took part in three major offensive operations
and was present in two defensive sectors.
1, 1918, he was relieved from active duty at the front and was sent
to the American Officers Artillery Training School at Saumur, France.
1919, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant, in the Field of Artillery
Corps. After completing his course of instruction at Saumur he was
returned to his company at Coblenz, Germany, where he remained as
a member of the Army of Occupation until August 15, 1919, when his
company was ordered back to the United States.
honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in Sept., 1919.
Warren Belcher, Corporal, Tank Corps, U.S.
as a private in the Tank Corps of the U.S. Army, at Gettysburg, Pa.,
on August 15, 1918. Previous to his enlistment he was a computer in
the Office of the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
On Sept. 24, 1918, the company to which he was attached was ordered
to France, and soon after arrival was sent to the Tank Corps Center
1919, he was appointed Corporal and on March 2, he returned with his
company to the United States.
his discharge, he was detailed to Richmond, Va., to take part in the
drive for the Victory Liberty Loan, and after six weeks devoted to
this work he was honorably discharged at Camp Meade, Md., on June
9, 1919. He returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey on June 12,
K. Bennett, Second Lieutenant U.S. Army Reserve Corps:
24, 1917, by Executive Order No. 2707, he was transferred to the service
and jurisdiction of the War Department. Previous to his transfer he
was with the Coast and Geodetic Survey as a commissioned officer with
the rank of Aid.
regarding the activity of this officer was not placed on file previous
to his resignation from the Coast and Geodetic Survey on May 1, 1919,
while requests for further information from him received no response.
15, 1917, information was received that he had passed the physical
examination required for entrance into the Army and had been assigned
to the 8th Training Co. U.S.R. at Fort Monroe as Second Lieutenant.
On May 28, 1918, information was received that he was Range Officer
with the 2nd Company of Engineers, New York and was stationed at Fort
Totten, New York. He was returned to the service and jurisdiction
of the Coast and Geodetic Survey by Executive Order No. 3029, dated
December 28, 1918.
J. Bilby, Private, U.S. Marine Corps:
Served as a hand with one of the field parties operated under the
Division of Geodesy until May 20, 1918, when he separated from the
party and entered the U.S. Marine Corps as a private.
Blas, Seaman, U.S. Navy:
from the Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer PATHFINDER, at Manila,
Philippine Islands, on January 31, 1918, and enlisted with the U.S.
Bolles, Private, U.S. Army:
as a hand with a shore party operating under the Division of Hydrography
and Topography until September 17, 1917, when he was drafted into
the U.S. Army. On May 24, 1918, it was reported that he was at Camp
S. Borden, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Reserve Corps:
On September 24, 1917, by Executive Order No. 2707 he was transferred
to the service and jurisdiction of the War Department. Previous to
his transfer he was with the Coast and Geodetic Survey as a commissioned
Junior Hydrographic and Geodetic Engineer.
first assignment was to the officers Training Camp at Fort Monroe,
Va., for training in the Coast Artillery School.
29, 1917, having completed his course at the training camp, he was
ordered to duty at Fort Wright and served as Assistant Artillery Engineer
and Assistant Ordnance Officer until August 20, 1918.
August 20, 1918, until October 7, 1918, he was at Camp Eustis, Va.,
attached to Battery B, 48th Heavy Artillery as Commanding Officer
of Battery B.
7, 1918, he sailed from Norfolk, Va., with the 48th Heavy Artillery,
arriving at Brest, France, on October 20, 1918, when he was detailed
to the heavy artillery training camp at Angers for instruction as
orienteer officer. After the armistice, he was ordered to rejoin the
48th Heavy Artillery as Commanding Officer of Battery B.
1, 1919, he was ordered to return to the United States. On February
6, he sailed from Brest, arrived at New York on February 13, and on
March 7, 1919, he was discharged from the U.S. Army at Camp Dix, N.J.
returned to the service and jurisdiction of the Coast and Geodetic
Survey on March 9, 1919, in accordance with Executive Order No. 3044,
dated February 26, 1919.