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Surviving members of Company E;
2nd Engineers


Company E; 2nd Engineers
 
Note the two fine German citizens enjoying the moment at right! I remember reading somewhere that in the end, when the war was over, the Americans admired the German people for their industriousness and cleanliness. ed.

There are 59 2nd Engineers in this photograph. Company "E" came to France with approximately 160 men. About 100 of them did not make it to the Rhine.

The Second U. S. Engineers left the United States on September 10th, 1917, sailing on board the R.M.S. Carpathia from New York and arrived in Halifax on the morning of September 12th. The boat lay anchored in the harbor of Halifax nine days waiting for a convoy to be made up for the trip. The convoy of fourteen boats pulled out on September 21st, and no more land was seen for eleven days. On the early morning of October 2nd, the shores of Scotland were sighted and before noon the Regiment was sailing between the beautiful banks of the Clyde. The boat docked at Glasgow, the Regiment debarked, and immediately boarded waiting trains for Southampton, England. After a few days' rest in Southampton, and a "rocky" trip across the Channel, came the first ride in "Hommes 40, Chevaux 8" to the billeting area around Colombey-les-Belles.


The following list is an ongoing study to determine the probable names of those in this photograph through the process of elimination. There are 55 men on the list below who answer the requirements to be in this photograph.

Albrecht, Carl; Toledo, Ohio; E; 2nd Bn.; Pvt. 1st Class; Prepn.: Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont: Attigny.; Argonne; Rhine.
Anderson, Albert; Miami, Arizona; E; Pvt. 1st Class; Prepn.; ES, Chateau Thierry; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Anderson, Peter E.; Logan, Utah; E; Cpl.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont: Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Applebaum, Abraham; Buffalo, N. Y.; E; Pvt. 1st Class; Prepn.; W, Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Atkinson, Harry W.; Lonoconig, Md.; E; Sgt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Barga, Elmer F.; Versailles. Ohio; E; Pvt. 1st Class; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Boatright, Fred E.; Maryneal, Tex.; E; Saddler; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Bridwell, Eugene R.; Vincennes, Ind.; E; Mess Sgt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Broin, Emil D.; Fosston, Minn.; D, E; Cpl.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Bubna, Oliver; Cleveland, Ohio; E; Pvt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Buffalari, William; Erie, Pa.; E; Pvt. 1st Class; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry: Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Cady, Henry B.; Cincinnati, Ohio; E; Pvt. 1st Class; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons, St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Carter, Wm. H.; Miami, Ariz.; E; Sgt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny: Argonne; Rhine.
Crago, John T. M.; Hunington, Ind.; E; Pvt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Doersam, Edward E.; Warren, Ill.; E; Hsher; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Druary, John D.; St. Louis, Mo.: A, A, E; Sgt. 1st Class; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry: Soissons; St. Mihiel; CG, Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Edwards, Harold H.; Arlington, Ia.; E; Sgt.: Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; EW, Soissons, St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Fazio, Nunzio; Cleveland, Ohio; E; Pvt.; Prepn.; EW, Chateau Thierry; Rhine.
Fieg, Sylvester W.; Cleveland, Ohio; E; Pvt. 1st Class; Prepn.: Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Fihser, William; Cleveland, Ohio; E; Pvt. 1st Class: Prepn.: Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Filippone, Anthony; Cleveland, Ohio; E; Pvt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Flamorakis, Constantine; Mt. Vernon. Ohio; E; Pvt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Frame, Benjamin H.; Bois D'arc, Mo.; E; Sgt. 1st Class; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; CG, Blanc Mont; Attigny: Argonne; Rhine.
Franklin, Williard; Green Mountain, N. C.; E; Cpl.; Prepn.; EW, Chateau Thierry; EW, Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny: Argonne; Rhine.
Fraser, Frank E.; Athol, Mass.; E; Pvt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Funk Harold R.; Ellsworth, Kans.; Sgt.; E; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; EW, Blanc Mont; Rhine.
Galkowski, Stephen; Detroit, Mich.; Pvt.; E; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine. (possible error)
Girard, Joshua E.; Deer Field, Ohio; E; Cpl.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Green, Gavin E.; Perea, N. M.; E; Cpl.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Rhine.
Greer, Thomas G.; Strongville, Ohio; E; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Hammond, Wilbur L.; Carlyle, Mont.; E; Cpl.; Prepn.; EW, Chateau Thierry; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Haun, August; Terre Haute, Ind.; E; Cook; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Holland, Hasten; Salem, Ky.; E; Cpl; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Ingersoll, Carl S.; Allenton, Pa.; E; Pvt. 1st Class; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Kettering, Walter H.; Joliet, Ill.; E, H; Cpl.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; EW, St. Mihiel; Argonne; Rhine.
Losacker, Anthony; Cincinnati, Ohio; E; Pvt.; Prepn.; EW, Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Loucks, John E.; Hutchinson, Kans.; E; 1st Sgt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; CG, Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Martin, Oscar O.; Milwaukee, Wis.; E; Cook; Prepn.; ES, Chateau Thierry; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Martonik, Stephen G.; Minneapolis, Minn.; E; Cpl.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Maxwell, Warren A.; Lynn, Mass.; E; Pvt. 1st Class; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Maze, Clinton L.; Kansas City, Kans.; E; Cook; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons, St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
McCollum, Arthur E.; Shellby, Mo.; E; Wag.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Morris, Reubin B.; Grenshaw, Miss.; E; Wag.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons, St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Mulligan, John J.; Rockbury, Mass.; E; Cpl.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Nygard, Carl; Racine, Wis.; E; Cpl.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; CG, Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Osborn, Henry; Burr Oak;, Mich.; E; Sgt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Oxley, Francis C.; Peru, Ind.; E; Sgt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Pratt, Orville C.; Jewell City, Kans.; E; Wag.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Rerick, Albert H.; South Bend, Ind.; E; Cpl; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Ruch, Samuel C.; Allentown, Pa.; H, E; M.E.J.G.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; ES, Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Schenck, Edward E.; Akron, Ohio; H, E; Pvt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Stuckey, Fred; Providence, R. I.; A, E; Pvt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Welch, Alvie L.; Peach Orchard, Ark.; E; Cpl; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons, St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Welden, Neil; Iowa Falls, Ia.; E; Cpl.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
Yates, James T.; Crocker, Mo.; E; Cpl.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; Soissons; St. Mihiel; Blanc Mont; Attigny; Argonne; Rhine.
 
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