At Field Hospital north of Royaumeix, France (St. Mihiel Sector). Loading members of the 89th division that were victims of a gas attack. They are being sent to hospitals located in Toul. The stretcher bearers are wearing special mittens to protect their hands from gas-infected clothing. This photo was taken 8th of August 1918.
The following rosters are taken from those reported by the Division Personnel Adjutant of the 89th division and supplemented by other War Department records. "These records are as complete and accurate as facilities permitted...Nevertheless, it must be remembered that variations in spelling and discrepancies in reports from different sources may make it difficult, in a few cases, to place the casualty and detached service of individuals, or failure to report through usual channels may resulted in the omission of a very few names which might properly appear. Actual casualties of the Division were probably a little larger than here shown."
"Ordinarily the date shown is the date the man was hit, but sometimes it is the day the casualty was confirmed and reported officially, usually not more than a few days later. In a number of cases when the dates were unreported or reports conflicted the day is omitted in these lists."
"History of the 89th Division", by George H. English, Jr.*, The War Society of the 89th Division, 1920.
Note: Due to the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Mo., most of all U.S. Army World War I records were destroyed. Included in this destruction were the records that George English used to compile these rosters. That makes English's compilation ever more valuable. They contain the names of approximately 7,047 men that served in the 89th division (including the killed and missing).
*George H. English, Jr. was the official historian of the War Society of the 89th Division. He also was a former Lt. Col., of the 353rd Infantry and later Adjutant of the 177th Infantry Brigade, 89th Division.
Medics of the 314th Sanitary Train (89th division) treat wounded at Bouillonville, St. Mihiel sector. Sept 20th 1918
314th Sanitary Train Field Hospital in Bernecourt, France (St. Mihiel Sector) Sept. 24th 1918.
Above, Aug 8th, 1918 at field hospital north of Royaumeix, gassed members of the 89th division are laid out on stretchers awaiting evacuation to hospital at Toul. White cloths over the faces of these men have been soaked with a neutralizing solution. Most of these are from the 354th Infantry and 355th Infantry where the gas attack was centered.
First Aid Station of the 353rd Infantry (89th division) on Romagne-Sommerance Road south of Bois de Bantheville. Here the wounded during the intense fighting were given first aid. This concrete dugout was originally built by the Germans as part of the Kriemhilde Stellung. A direct hit by a German shell in one of the entrances wounded several men, including Capt. Chas. Fox of the 353rd Infantry Medical Detachment.
Roster of 89th Division Dead and Missing
Missourians in World War I
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