troops

Over there!, no. 3.

The following men departed Hoboken, New Jersey, on 8 May 1919 aboard the George Washington with 5th Company Camp Grant Reenforcement Draft Labor Battalion (Colored).

  • Jonah Artis, whose next of kin was his wife Mary Artis of Stantonsburg.

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  • Aaron Barnes, whose next of kin was wife Lucy Barnes of Elm City.

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  • William Davis, whose next of kin was wife Ida Davis of Wilson.

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  • Van Edwards, whose next of kin was mother Martha Edwards of Wilson.

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  • Willie Hockaday, whose next of kin was sister Vallie Ward of Elm City.

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Lists of Incoming Passengers, 1917-1938 and Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938; U.S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939, database on-line, http://www.ancestry.com.

Over there!, no. 2.

The following men departed Hoboken, New Jersey, on 8 May 1919 aboard the George Washington with 5th Company Camp Grant Reenforcement Draft Labor Battalion (Colored).

  • Hayes Boatman, whose next of kin was his mother Carolina Boatman of Wilson.

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  • Amos Brooks, whose next of kin was his mother Eliza Brooks of Wilson.

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  • Arthur Darring, whose next of kin was his mother Cora Darring of Wilson.

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  • William Davis, whose next of kin was his wife Ida Davis of Wilson.

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  • Van Edwards, whose next of kin was his mother Martha Edwards of Wilson.

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  • Jesse Farmer, Orlando Farmer and Robert Farmer, whose nexts of kin were mother Blanche Farmer, wife Marsha Farmer and sister Nealie Edwards. (Charles Farmer appears to have been struck from the manifest due to hospitalization.)

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Lists of Incoming Passengers, 1917-1938 and Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938; U.S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939, database on-line, http://www.ancestry.com. 

 

Over there!, no. 1.

  • Charles S. Alston departed Hoboken, New Jersey, on 10 June 1918 aboard the Agamemnon with Company H, 365th Infantry. His sister Eula Locust of Wilson was his next of kin.

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  • Charles S. Alston departed Brest, France, on 17 February 1919 aboard the Olympic and arrived in New York on 24 February 1919.

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  • Herman Alston departed Hoboken, New Jersey, on 8 May 1919 aboard the George Washington with 5th Company Camp Grant Reenforcement Draft Labor Battalion (Colored). His mother Mary Alston of Simms was his next of kin.

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  • John Arrington departed Hoboken, New Jersey, on 8 May 1919 aboard the George Washington with 5th Company Camp Grant Reenforcement Draft Labor Battalion (Colored). His mother Sue Arrington of Wilson was his next of kin.

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  • John Artis departed Hoboken, New Jersey, on 8 May 1919 aboard the George Washington with 5th Company Camp Grant Reenforcement Draft Labor Battalion (Colored). His mother Pattsie Ann Artis of Wilson was his next of kin.

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  • Nathan Austin departed Hoboken, New Jersey, on 8 May 1919 aboard the George Washington with 5th Company Camp Grant Reenforcement Draft Labor Battalion (Colored). His mother Lue Austin of Elm City was his next of kin.

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  • Larry Barnes and Will Barnes departed Hoboken, New Jersey, on 8 May 1919 aboard the George Washington with 5th Company Camp Grant Reenforcement Draft Labor Battalion (Colored). Larry’s mother Lucy D. Barnes and Will’s uncle Short Barnes, both of Wilson, were next of kin.

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  • George Batts departed Hoboken, New Jersey, on 8 May 1919 aboard the George Washington with 5th Company Camp Grant Reenforcement Draft Labor Battalion (Colored). His father John Batts were next of kin.

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  • Tobe Bellman and James Walter Bennett departed Hoboken, New Jersey, on 8 May 1919 aboard the George Washington with 5th Company Camp Grant Reenforcement Draft Labor Battalion (Colored). Tobe’s wife Mary Bellman and James’ mother Rosa Bennett, both of Wilson, were next of kin.

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Lists of Incoming Passengers, 1917-1938 and Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938; U.S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939, database on-line, http://www.ancestry.com.