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May 23-July 8, 1918.
23rd Ambulance Company,
2nd Division, American E.F.
France, 1st Sept, 1918.
MEMORANDUM: Diary of this Organization - Troyon - Soissons.
 
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May 23rd, 1918: Left Villers-le-sec and arrived at Artheuil.
May 31, 1918: Left Artheuil for Meaux, arrived same date. At this station we evacuated patients from Field Hospital #23 to Hospital at Juilly.
June 2nd, 1918: Left Meaux for Bezu-le-Gery; five ambulances, ten drivers and Orderlies one sergeant and one mechanic left at Meaux on D.S. to continue evacuation; arrived at Bezu-le-Gery, Montreuil Sector, 5.00 P.M. this date. Four ambulances were sent on duty with the 5th and 6th Marines at 9.00 P.M., two were sent with the 9th Infantry. Eighteen ambulances at that time assigned to company, evacuating wounded from Battalion Aid stations to Field Hospital at Bezu-le-Gery, or to Field Hospitals #15 & 16 at Luzancy and #23 at Meaux, including the five that were evacuating from Meaux to Juilly. Detachment of men sent for duty as litter bearers and first aid men with 5th and 6th Marines. Ambulanecs [sic] were on duty continuously day and night, often over roads under shell fire.
June 6th, 1918: We were relieved from evacuating by ambulances from front line and main work was evacuating from Field Hospitals to the rear. Field Hosp #1 was acting as a Triage at Bezu; gas and sick cases were evacuated to Luzancy, Field Hospitals #15 & #16; the seriously wounded were taken to La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, Field Hospital #23. Detachments of men were sent regularly to act as litter bearers and dressers with Battalions in the line, from four to eight men working with each Battalion. The junior officers of company worked at Battalion Aid Stations during stay at this sector for period of three to seven days at a time. Medical and Surgical Supplies were brought from Medical Supply Depot at La Ferte and destributed to Regiments by ambulances working from the Triage at Bezu forward, under supervision of the Commanding Officer of 23rd Ambulance Company. Five ambiances were struck by shell fragments; twelve casualties, wounded and gassed; no deaths in this sector.
July 8th, 1918: Relieved from duty at front and took up position in support, company stationed at Jaignes.
 
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(Sgd) Albert H. Ward.
Albert H. Ward.
Capt. M.C., U.S.A.
 
 
  July 16 - 27, 1918.
  23rd Ambulance Company,
2nd Division, American E. F.,
France, 1st Sept, 1918.
MEMORANDUM: Diary of this Organization - Troyon - Soissons.
 
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July 16th, 1918: Left Jaignes for Bonneuil, SOISSONS SECTOR, travelled all night, arriving July 17th, 1918 at twelve, noon. Four ambulances sent forward for front evacuation. Detachment of litter men sent to front to work at dresiing [sic] station, operated by the 15th Ambulane [sic] Company.
not proofed starting here July 18th, 1918: Moved to Taillefontaine this date; the ambulances evacuating from this station to Field Hospitals in the rear. Triage here operated by Field Hospital #23
  July 22nd, 1918: Established dressing station at Verte-Feuilles on the Villers-Cotterets-Soissons road, to work in cnjunction with the 2nd Artillery Brigade, also evacuating the British and Scottish troops in position in this section at this time.
  July 25th, 1918: Moved from Taillefontaine for Silly-le-Long, quartered over night and left the next morning for Macquelines, two kilmeters north-west of Betz; arriving this date
  July 26th, 1918: Dressing station relieved: and on the next day marched with the 2nd Artillery Brigade to Marquelines, there rejoined the rest of company.
 
(Sgd) Albert H. Ward.
Albert H. Ward.
Capt. M.O., U.S.A.
 
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Records Of The Second Division (Regular) Volume 8; Operation Reports — War Diaries
Second Division Historical Section, The Army War College, Washington, D. C.
 
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