1917 News From Camp Travis
Navarro County, Texas


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Company D, 359th Infantry regrets to announce the desertion from the service of one of its members a short while ago. The man not a Navarro
County man was captured shortly after his get away and brought back to the Camp where he was placed in confinement, and now awaits his trial.
Sergeant Harry Spicer of Hillsboro and Corporals Hal C. Johnson of Kerens, Ama Carpenter of Kerens, Wayne B. Frederick of Blooming Grove, Bob Calvin of Waxahachie, Co. D, 359th infantry have gone on to Leon Springs in advance of the company to take special instruction in handling the new English Enfield Rifle. These men will help instruct the company after it goes out on the rifle range.
Privates A. D. Gilliland of Kerens and Noel Jackson of Corsicana of Company D. 359th Infantry are attending the special class in Signaling, now
being conductod by Lieut Donohue, an expert in this line.
Privates Harry Wiggins of Ennis and Edgar Womack of Corsicana, Co. D. 359th Infantry have been appointed Buglers for the company.
Private Noel Jackson from Corsicana Co. D. 359th Inf. has been transferred to Headquarters Company, of 359th Infantry.
Sergeant Oscar C. Ingram from Blooming Grove has been appointed and is now serving as First Sergeant in Co. D. 359th Infantry.
First class Private Morris A. Lockhart of Ennis, but well known in Corsicana, has been assigned to clerical work in the office in Co. D. 359th Inf.
and has been appointed corporal.
Private Clark D. Walton, clerk of Battery A. 344 F. A. has been detailed to attend the French night school for a study of the French language.

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