Are you looking for an individual that served at the B.H. #23? If so can you provide some additional information on the individual.
Thank you, Elliot, but I am more interested in the unit history.
However, I would be interested in any information you have regarding Nurse Edith Anderson (Canadian, enlisted in NY), though. I already know that she arrived with Unit B on March 10, 1918, was detailed to Toul sometime after the Armistice until February 16, 1919 and shipped home with her unit on March 13, 1919, arriving in Hoboken on April 17. Any additional information would be welcome.
https://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/items/show/93049 - This is a picture of the staff at the hospital. It is possible that this University also has the information that you are looking for as Colleges and Universities sponsored many units of the medical dept. Check with their archive department of the library. This next site is from "The Doughboy" site and has some information that also may assist you with your search. http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/basehosp.htm .
Dear Ms. Daniel,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Records of Base Hospitals, 1917-1919 in the Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (Record Group 120) that consists of records of base hospitals, including information from hospital number 23. The series Records Relating to Hospital Centers, Base Hospitals, and General Units, ca. 1918 - 1939 in Record Group 120 also may be of interest to you. We also located the series Correspondence and Other Records Relating to Base Hospitals and Hospital Units, 1917-1927, the series Historical Reports of Hospitals and Infirmaries, 5/1/1917-5/31/1920, and an additional 7 series related to the Nurse Corps in the 1910s in the Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army) (Record Group 112) that might be useful for you as well. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with these records.
Next, we located the series Records Relating to the Hospital Center at Vittel, 1918-1919 in Record Group 120 that consists of correspondence, issuances, reports, returns, and rosters relating to the operations, activities, and history of the Hospital Center at Vittel and its subordinate units. We also located 4 series in Record Group 120 relating to the hospital at Toul. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at Kansas City (RM-KC) at email@example.com for information about these records.
Plus, we located the series Returns of the Nurse Corps, 1917-1921 in the Records of the National Archives and Records Administration (Record Group 64) that consists primarily of end-of-month reports (returns) concerning members of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) and that may include records related to Base Hospital No. 23. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with these records.
In addition, if you have not done so already, we suggest that you request a copy of Edith Anderson’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted personnel of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2, RM-KC, and RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information. Also, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels. Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Finally, we located a photograph of the US Army Base Hospital Number 23, Vittel, France in the digital collections of the National Library of Medicine that may be of interest to you. The University of Buffalo’s digital collections also include records related to the Hospital at Vittel.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you, Rachael, for your detail and these very specific bits to help me follow up. I appreciate it.