Auxiliary Remount Depot no. 333

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Title

Auxiliary Remount Depot no. 333

Alternative Title

Auxiliary Remount Depot #333

Subject

World War, 1914-1918

Veterans--Florida

Description

Auxiliary Remount Depot no. 333 at Camp Joseph E. Johnston in Jacksonville, Florida, in April 1918. The 305, 306, 307 and 308 Field Remount Squadrons are in formation on the parade grounds.

A notable soldier in this segregated unit is Archie Hawkins (1902 – 1989). Hawkins was born in Lloyd, Florida, to Doc and Lilly Hawkins, on February 12, 1902. He registered for the draft twice. Both times, Hawkins claimed that he was older than he actually was. On his second attempt, he was accepted and drafted into the United States Army on September 26, 1918. He served domestically at Camp Joseph E. Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a part of the Auxiliary Remount Depot no. 333. After Hawkins’s service ended on December 14, 1918, he returned home to Lloyd. He moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1929. Archie Hawkins died on February 27, 1989, in Pinellas County, Florida. He is buried in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Source

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Publisher

Phillips, Robert

Date Created

ca. 1918-04

Format

image/jpg

Extent

426 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Jacksonville, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Robert Phillips.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Greg Krenzelok and Robert Phillips and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Stoddard, James
Campbell, Tyler
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

Private collection of Robert Phillips

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.

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