|CAIN, JAMES M. & GILBERT MALCOLM
1919. Privately Printed. First Edition of James M. Cain Rare First Book.
A history of Cain's army unit in World War I, printed in a tiny quantity exclusively for the members of his unit.
Hardbound in full blue cloth with gilt-stamping.
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Seventy-ninth [79th] Division, Headquarters Troop: A Record
"Finie la Guerre!" The next thing wasp "When are we going home?"
From the day of the armistice until the early part of February, the Troop had its full share of the rumors that were current in the A. E. F. as to the day of departure for home. We would be in France a year; we were going home next month; we were the nineteenth division on the list; we had been shoved up nine, or put back seven. It got so that nobody would believe anything at all. Finally, the official announcement informed us that we would be in France until June. It later turned out that we were to get home in May, but we knew, at any rate, that we would have several months to spend in France, and the Troop set about spending them in the best way possible.
Shortly after the announcement of the sailing dates of the various combat divisions, G. H. Q. instituted a program for the welfare of the soldiers while they were in France. Athletics were encouraged everywhere. Arrangements were made whereby a large number of soldiers could attend various European universities, and the A. E. F. University at Beaune, Cote d'Or. Entertainment companies were encouraged, and it was made possible for all soldiers to obtain passes to the recreation centers in a score or more of the better French, British, and Italian cities.
The Troop not only took advantage of this program, but helped carry it out through the division. Needless to say, there was a regular quota from the Troop every time a leave train was made up. Many went to the European universities. Several men volunteered to act as teachers at the division educational center.
The division entertainment program was helped very largely by members of the Troop, who personally directed the decorating of the large theatre at Souilly, where Division Headquarters was located for three months, and where a thousand troops were billetted. Troopers arranged for the procuring of plays and motion pictures. "Slim" Kellam and his three colleagues who made up the Kellam Four formed probably the best-known small troupe in the American Army, having toured all over the A. E. F., both in France and Germany. The athletic program was aided considerably by a trooper, who was appointed division boxing instructor, and who trained many fighters who became famous in the A. E. F. Two other troopers were the editors of the division newspaper, "The Lorraine Cross."
In all, during the war and after, Headquarters Troop did its duty with high credit to itself and to the division. It never had time to drill -- but when it came to getting something done, all a trooper needed was the order, and the thing was done.
Private John S. Watson
Enlisted January 2, 1918. Transferred to Headquarters Troop from 301h Company, 154th Depot Brigade, January 28, 1918. Died of pneumonia at Base Hospital, Camp Meade, Md., April 18, 1918.
Private Harry I. Newkumet
Enlisted February 6, 1918. Transferred to Headquarters Troop from 26th Company, 154th Depot Brigade, April 15, 1918. Served with distinction as motorcycle courier during First Phase of Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-30, 1918. Died of influenza at Evacuation Hospital, Souilly, Meuse, France, October 24, 1918.
Private First-Class Clifford W. Sylvester
Enlisted February 23, 1918. Transferred to Headquarters Troop from 6th Company, 154th Depot Brigade, March 18, 1918. Served with distinction as headquarters orderly during First Phase of Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26-30, 1918, and during Third Phase of the same Offensive, October 30 - November 11, 1918. Gassed in action November 4, 1918, at Vachereauville, Meuse, France. Died of influenza at Base Hospital, Glorieux, Meuse, France, December 3O, 1918.
OFFICERS AND NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
"RISEN FROM THE RANKS'
The following men, sometime members of Headquarters Troop, 79th Division, were during the course of the war appointed officers:
Headquarters, 79th Division, A. E. F. France, May 8, 1919
GENERAL ORDERS NO. 29
Par. 7. For gallantry in action and meritorious services, the following citations are published for the information of the command:
HEADQUARTERS TROOP, 79TH DIVISION
Captain Edward W. Madeira, Cavalry, commanding Headquarters Troop, 79th Division, during the
training in the United States and operations in France. Captain Madeira has been untiring in his attention to duty and has very efficiently accomplished not only his ordinary duties but the numerous incidental calls upon his attention which have constantly arisen. However difficult were the conditions, Captain Madeira has always been cheerful, tactful and energetic.
First Lieutenant~ Russell A. Freas, Caualry, Headquarters Troop, 79th Division; for his energy and resourcefulness in performing the various duties assigned to him under all sorts of conditions.
Sergeant Wilmer E. Grier, Headquarters Troop, 79th Division, as Sergeant in Charge of Motor Transportation at Division Headquarters, has served conspicuously and faithfully. During the days when the division was in action, by his untiring efforts, he succeeded in keeping the automobiles and motorcycles at maximum efficiency. He has at all times displayed willingness to accept responsibility and energy in carrying out his duties.
The above mentioned men, near Montfaucon, between the 26th and 30th September, 1918, as mounted orderlies, acted as couriers between Division Headquarters and the Headquarters of the Infantry Brigades.
Over congested roads and in spite of hostile shell fire they never failed to deliver their messages.
Private Clifford W. Sylvester (deceased), Headquarters Troop, 79th Division, who as an orderly, performed his duties faithfully and well at all times. During bombardments by gas shells at Vachereauville, between October 29, 1918, and November 10, 1918, this soldier delivered messages throughout the bombardments and subsequently through gas concentration, not only for himself, but for other orderlies at Division Headquarters. He did his duty cheerfully and well until evacuated to the hospital seriously gassed. Private Sylvester has since died; his death being due indirectly to having been gassed.
shell fire and through gas, they unfailingly accomplished every one of their missions.
Par. 18. For gallantry in action and meritorious services, the following citations are published for the information of the command:
Wagoner Andrews also performed the same duties during the operations of the division east of the Meuse, between October 29th and November 11th, in the same manner which characterized his previous work at Montfaucon.
By command of MAJOR GENERAL KUHN.
PAUL T. HAYNE, JR.,
Colonel, General Staff, Chief of Staff
OFFICIAL: A. VAN HOEVENBERG,
TROOP ROSTER, JUNE 5, 19l9
Madeira, Edward W., Captain, 321 Chestnut St., Phila., Pa.
Freas, Russell A., First Lieutenant, Norwood Station, Pa.
Judson, Walter J., Second Lieutenant, 1011 K St, Wash., D.
Andrews, Leroy R., Wagoner, Swarthmore, Pa.
Armbruster, George, Wagoner, 683 Woodward Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Bannister, James, Private, Beach St., Manchester) N. H.
Barlow, Fred H., Wagoner, 309 Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa.
Barnes, Elmer C., Private, Enhaut, Pa.
Behm, Harry F., Wagoner, McClay St., Harrisburg Pa., R.F.D. No. 2, Box 98.
Bible, Homer F., Private, Flintstone, Md.
Blake, Patrick J., Private, 5459 Regent St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Boekenkamp, Elvin L., Mess Sergeant, Norwood, Pa.
Bovell, William H., Private, West Conshohocken, Pa.
Boyer, Bertram J., Private, 4723 Torresdale Ave., Phila., Pa,
Bradley, Frank, Private, First Class, Penllyn, Pa.
Bradley, John F., Horseshoer, 6537 Haverford Ave., Phila., Pa.
Buch, Clayton K., Private, Manheim, Pa.
Cain, James M., Private, First Class, Eden Terrace, Catonsville, Md.
Cannon, Thomas O., Private, 4129 N. 5th St., Phila., Pa.
Chancy, Luther R., Private, Ammondale, Md.
Chapin, Stanley F., Private, 73 Travers St., Athol, Mass.
Charters, Jerome E., Wagoner, Bowie, Md.
Clark, Patrick A., Private, 735 6th Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Clegg, Norman H., Corporal, Cynwyd, Pa.
Cluck, Franklin B., Private, Fairfield, Pa.
Colfelt, Harry P., Private, 30 N. Mount St., Baltimore, Md.
Colfer, Robert, Private, 1527 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Cook, Fred W., Cook, 441 River St., Honesdale, Pa.
Cranston, Thomas J., Corporal, 2810 N. 23d St., Phila., Pa.
Creighton, Robert L., Cook, Rock Hall, Md.
Cushing, Fred H., Private, 70 Lothrop St., Beverly, Mass.
Davidson, Raymond H., Private, R.F.D. No. 2, Wind Gap, Pa.
Dietz, John R., Private, 533 Richwood Ave., Govans, Md.
Doneker, George W., Bugler, First Class, 668 E. Wensley St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Elverson, Joseph F., First Sergeant, Catasauqua, Pa.
Ervien, Edward R. Corporal, Ogontz, Pa.
Gamache, Joseph, Private, 460 Willow St., Manchester, N. H.
Garrett, Robert P., Private, First Class, Lansdowne, Pa.
Gilladett, Clarence, Private, Moravia, N. Y.
Ginn, Earl W., Private, 1720 Linden Ave., Baltimore, Md.
Gottschall, Oscar C., Private, 20 W. Ridge St., Lansford, Pa.
Gough, Ray A., Private, Spencer, W. Va.
Graham, Henry, Private, 209 N. 2d St., Sunbury, Pa.
Grier, Wilmer E., Sergeant, Beltsville, Md.
Harmon, Daniel L., Supply Sergeant, Mosgrove, Pa.
Hartford, Warren W., Wagoner, 13 N. 54th St., Phila.,
Hebden, Joseph S., Sergeant, Norwood Station, Pa.
Heinzinger, John, Private, 883 E. 165th St., Bronx, York City.
Hewitt, John J., Private, Antoine, Ark.
Hine, John D., Private, First Class, 110 E. Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, Baltimore, Md.
Hoff, Morris L., Wagoner, Cynwyd, Pa.
Horde, John W., Sergeant, Herndon, Va.
Jacob, Joseph P., Private, 940 N. 66th St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Jacobsson, Joseph N., Cook, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New York City.
Johnston, William J., Sergeant, 4311 Otter St., Phila., Pa.
Jones, Chester G., Wagoner, Narberth, Pa.
Jones, George W., Wagoner, Route No. 2, Conshohocken, Pa.
Jones, Raymond, Private, 333 Ridge Ave., Kingston, Pa
Kellarn, Frank, Private, First Class, 315 Land Title Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa.
Keller, Henry, Private, Eckley, Pa.
Kelly, Leonard T., Corporal, Overton, Pa.
Kornginitze, John, Private, Colton, W. Va.
Kraut, Samuel, Private, 870 Hallett St., Bridgeport, Conn.
Lawler, William M., Private, 4828 N. 13th St., Phila., Pa.
Lehman, William S., Private, Espy, Pa.
LeLain, Emile, Private, 321 W. 44th St., New York City.
Lensky,. Maurice, Corporal, 63 Hinsdale St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Lewis, Trevor M., Private, 114 Willow St., Plymouth, Pa.
Linning, Charles E., Private, 229 Spruce St., Phila., Pa.
Lorenzi, Herbert, Private, 130 Olive St., Charlestown, Mass.
Malcolm, Gilbert, Private, First Class, Highland Terrace, Boiling Springs, Pa.
Malloy, John C., Wagoner, 208 Chestnut Ave., Ardmore, Pa.
Matthews, Charles B., Private, 1908 Monument Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.
McKeon, James J., Private, 6318 Paschall Eve., Phila., Pa.
Miller, John H., Private, 650 E. Chestnut St., York, Pa.
Mitchell, Matthew E., Mechanic, 1104 Hanover St., Baltimore, Md.
Moll, Clarence E., Wagoner, 350 Church St., Catasauqua, Pa.
Moore, Charles S., Sergeant, 334 5th Ave., New York City.
Murphy, Joseph F., Private, 433 59th St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Neely, Merrill, Mechanic, 1916 Mt. Vernon St., Phila., Pa.
Noss, Harry E., Saddler, York New Salem, Pa.
Oehmke, Henry W., Private, Luckey, Ohio.
Phelps, Landon L., Private, First Class, 6329 Eberhart Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Pinch, Frederick G., Private, First Class, Devon, Pa.
Plumadore, Lester J., Private, 1418 Walnut St., Toledo, Ohio.
Pyle, William A., Cook, 1450 N. 58th St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Rider, Ray B., Private, First Class, Benton, Pa.
Riebel, Samuel T., Corporal, 401 W. 63d St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Roberts, Nathan,iel J., Private, First Class, Quakertown, Pa.
Roman, Emile, Mess Sergeant, 2440 Columbia Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.
Rowland, Edgar H., Private, First Class, 150 W. Sharpnack St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Ryan, Lucius K, Stable Sergeant, 1352 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, Pa.
Sadler, Harvey A., Corporal, 627 Allyn St., Akron, Ohio.
Schmoll, Raynerd G., Corporal, R.D. No. 3, Wyoming, Pa.
Schober, Robert S., Private, 6649 Champlain Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Selden, Joseph L., Private, First Class, West Hartford, Conn.
Shaffer, Harold E., Wagoner, Espy, Pa.
Sheehan, Sildman, Private, Clifton, S. C.
Shepler, George W., Wagoner, Hershey, Pa., R.F.D. No 2.
Shepler, Ross, Horseshoer, Hershey, Pa., R.F.D. No. 2.
Shuker, George L., Cook, 717 11th Ave, Astoria, Long Island, N. Y.
Sloan, Russell A., Private, 6028 Walton Ave., Phila., Pa.
Smith, Charles H., Wagoner, Cape May, N. J.
Smith, Elmer D., Private, Luckey, Ohio.
Sneidman, Charles R., Private, Almedia, Pa.
Stewart, Hugh H., Wagoner, 6107 Vine St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Swann, James E., Private, First Class, 1256 22d St., N. W., Washington, D. C.
Swartz, Walter E., Private, Dunbrrige, Ohio.
Thomas, Irving, Private, First Class, 3212 Green St., Harrisburg, Pa.
Thomas, Ralph E., Private, First Class, State College, R.F.D. No. 1, Pa.
Thompson, Silas O., Private, 1716 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Md.
Tienarend, Fred E. J., Private, Lemoyne, Ohio.
Ward, Laird L., Wagoner, 2006 G St., N. W., Wash., D. C:.
Webb, William J., Wagoner, 5455 Cedar Ave., Phila. Pa.
Weiant, Harold E., Wagoner, Cynwyd, Pa.
White, Raymond B., Sergeant, 777 N. 38th St., Phila., Pa.
Wingfield, David R., Private, 207 Union St., Union Hill, N. J.
Wolf, Pierce E., Private, Myerstown, R.F.D. No. 1, Pa.
Yoder, Chester A., Wagoner, Belleville, Pa.
Zoccolo, Vito M., Private, 234 15th Ave., Long Island City, N. Y.