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The 36th Division A. E. F.


The 36th Division consists of the following organizations
36th Division Headquarters
36th Division Headquarters Troop
36th Military Police Company
111th Field Signal Battalion
131st Machine Gun Battalion

71st Infantry Brigade: —

141st Infantry
142nd Infantry
132nd Machine Gun Battalion

72nd Infantry Brigade: —
143rd Infantry
144th Infantry
133rd Machine Gun Battalion

61st Field Artillery Brigade: —
131st Field Artillery — 3 inch Guns
132nd Field Artillery — 3 inch Guns
133rd Field Artillery — 6 inch Guns
111th Trench Mortar Battery
111th Ammunition Train

111th Engineers and Engineer Train

111th Sanitary Train
Ambulance Companies 141, 142, 143, 144.
Field Hospitals 141, 142, 143, 144.

111th Supply Train
 

Major General William R. Smith assumed command of the Division at the Port of Embarkation. On arrival in France the Infantry sections of the Division were sent to the Bar-sur-Aube (13th) Training Area, where they remained untill [sic until] September 26th.

The Artillery Brigade trained at Coetquidan, but never rejoined the Division after their arrival in France, and, though the Division had its fling at the front, the 61st Artillery never saw action.

On September 11th, 1918, the 111th Engineers were detached from the Division and assigned to the American First Army as Corps Engineers of the 1st A. C., with which organization they remained untill after the signing of the Armistice. They participated in the St- Mihiel Drive and operated throughout the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

The Division, minus the Engineers and Artillery Brigade, left the Bar-sur-Aube Area September 26th, 1918, moving to the Pocancy Area as part of the Armies Reserve of the French Group of Armies of the center — General Meistre. On October 3rd, 1918, the Division was transferred to the Fourth French Army under General Gouraud. It was with this French Army that the Division fought in the Champagne, and thereby won its right to a place in the history of the Combat Units of the A. E. F.

 
Story of the 36th; the experiences of the 36th division in the world war
 
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