1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 12, 2019 1:33 PM by Rebecca Collier

    2nd Depot Division, Engineers & Field Artillery in WWI

    Patrick Taylor Newbie

      A relative was in the "2nd depot division engineers," WWI, deployed Jan 1918 out of Camp Dix.  Does this mean he was in 2nd Division (Indian Head Division)?  Full information included that he was a Wagoner, and perhaps in F.A. (he was shipped home in April 1919 with the Field Artillery, Bordeaux Casual Company No. 83 (New York). Cannot find definitive answer either from his records or from internet.

        • Re: 2nd Depot Division, Engineers & Field Artillery in WWI
          Rebecca Collier Pioneer

          Dear Mr. Taylor,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          The units titled 2nd Depot Division and the Field Artillery, Bordeaux Casual Company No. 83 were used by the U.S. Army as holding units for servicemen to be mustered into their operation units after training and out of their operation units once the conflict was over. Neither one of these units were permanent placements for soldiers and therefore, were not the unit your relative actually served in during WWI.

           

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