Passenger List of Organizations and Casuals


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Passenger List of Organizations and Casuals

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Headquarters Port of Embarkation


World War, 1914-1918


The passenger list of organizations and casuals for the SS Aurania on January 8, 1918. The document includes the soldier's number, name, rank, regiment, corps or department, emergency contact, and address.

A notable soldier listed in the record is Francis Clayton Gerould (1900-1989). Born in Athens, Pennsylvania, on January 19, 1900, Gerould enlisted in the United States Army on July 8, 1916, at the age of sixteen. He joined the 5th Cavalry and participated in the occupation of Northern Mexico during the Mexican Civil War. When the United States entered World War I, he was transferred to the 1st Caisson Company of the 2nd Train Division. He helped move supplies from Central France to the front lines in the final months of the war. He continued to serve in the Army reserve for the next forty years of his life. By the time he passed away on January 7, 1989, Gerould had achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. He was laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, and was joined by his wife Gertrude on February 8, 2000.

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.


United States Army Transport Service


Digital reproduction of original passenger list.


United States Army Transport Service

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1 passenger list






New York, New York

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Campbell, Tyler
Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.


United States Army Transport Service, “Passenger List of Organizations and Casuals,” RICHES, accessed July 21, 2024,