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First Field Battalion, Signal Corps.


TIME AND PLACE OF ORGANIZATION:
October, 1916. Fort Bliss Texas. Formed from Field Companies E and I, Signal Corps.
 
SUB-DIVISIONS:
Radio Company A, Wire Company B, Outpost Company Headquarters and Supply Detachment, Medical Detachment.
 
Names of Commanding Officers.
Captain Edwin A. Hickman, — October, 1916 to April 10,1917.
Captain Olney Place, — April 10, 1917 to July 25, 1917.
Captain George A. Wieczorek, — July 25, 1917 to August 31, 1917
Captam Octave DeCarre, — August 31, 1917 to February 15,1918
Captain Clarence L. Adams, — February 15, 1918 to March 29, 1918.
Major Frank K. Chapin, — March 29, 1918 to August S, 1918.
Captain Thomas L. Clark, — August 8, 1918 to September 2, 1918.
Major Charles Murphy, — September 2, 1918 to November 15, 19185.
Captain Ira G. Holcomb, — November, 15, . 1918 to December 22, 1918.
Major Frank K. Chapin, — December 22, 1918 to December 24, 1918.
Major Charles Murphy, — December 24, 1918 to date.
 
Date of Arrival in France.
January 12, 1918, Le Havre. Arrived in Liverpool England Jan. 7, 1918.
 
Training Periods.
Bourmont area January 20, 1918 to March 15, 1918.
Bar-le-Duc area, May 12, 1918 to May 20, 1918.
Chaumont-en-Vexin, May 20, 1918 to May 31, 1918.
Colombey-les-Belles, August 18, 1918 to September 2, 1918.
 
Toulon-Troyon Sector. Verdun, France.
March 17, 1918 to May 12, 1918.
Took over lines of communication from the French. Maintained Radio, Telegraph and Telephone communications. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Platoons of Company C attached to the 9th and 23rd Infantry and 5th and 6th Marines, respectively.
 
Aisne-Marne Defensive (Chateau Thierry).
Went by truck from Chaumont-en-Vexin to May-en Multien. Marched to Montreuil-aux-Lions, June 1, 1918. Established and maintained communication within the division until relieved from sector July 9, 1918. Marched to Chamigny.
 
Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons).
Went to Villers-Cotterets Woods by truck, July 17. 1918. Established and maintained communications under difficulties during drive until relieved July 22, 1918. Marched to Nanteuil­la-Hadouin, July 25, 1918. Entrained for Nancy July 31, 1918.
 
Marbache Sector.
August 9.1918 to August 17, 1918. Proceeded by truck to Marbache, August 9, 1918. Communication established. Relieved August 17, 1918. Proceeded by truck train to Colombey-les-Belles.
 
St. Mihiel Offensive.
Marched from Colombey-les-Belles to Ferme d 'Allemand. Proceeded by trucks to Bois dit de Rayes Septemher 10. 1918. Communication established in trench sector, vicinity of Limey, September 12th to 16th, 1918, radio, and telephone communication estahlished and maintained during attacks. Marched to Toul September 21st. Entrained for Mairy-sur-Marne September 25th.
 
Argonne-Meuse Offensive (Champagne).
Went by trucks to Sulppes, September 29th. Marched to Souain October 1st. Communication established and maintained on Axis of Liaison during attack, October 2nd to 10th. Marched to Camp Montpellier October 10th. Marched to Ferme de Vadenay October 14th. Marched to Herpont October 23rd.
 
Argonne-Meuse Offensive.
Went by trucks from Herpont to Les Islettes October 25th. To Exermont October 27th. Took over lines of communication from 42nd Division. November 1st communication along Axis of Liaison extended to Landres St. Georges. November 2nd to Bayonville. November 3rd to Fosse. From Fosse to banks of Meuse and on night of November 10th and morning of 11th to east bank of Meuse,
 
March to the Rhine.
Left Fosse November 17th, marched through France, Belgium, Luxemburg [sic Luxembourg] and Rhine Provinces arrrving at Neuwied, Germany, 13th December 1918. Radio, telephone and telegraph communication wlthin the Division established and maintained to date. Training of troops. Reviewed by General Pershing March 14th.
 
THE SECOND DIVISION
SYLLABI OF THE HISTORIES OF REGIMENTS AND SEPARATE ORGANIZATIONS
From dates of organization to June 1, 1919.
Coblenzer Volkszeitung, Coblenz, Germany.
 
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