Passenger List, 1918

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Title

Passenger List, 1918

Alternative Title

List of Passengers

Subject

World War, 1914-1918
Veterans--Florida
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans

Description

An outgoing Army passenger list from Hoboken, New Jersey in 1918. The United States Army Transport Service (ATS) compiled records of all person who passed through United States and foreign ports via ATS ships, incoming as well as outgoing. Information included the ship name
arrival or departure date and place
servicemembers' rank, age, regiment, and next of kin
and a non-servicemember's relation to a servicemember.

Will Johnson (1889-1942) (line 149) is listed with his serial number 3993015 and rank of Private. His next of kin is his wife. The ship, the USS Orizaba, departed from Hoboken, New Jersey for France in early September 1918.

Will Johnson was born on July 6, 1889 in Wilmington, North Carolina, but he eventually moved to Georgia. Before the war, he married his wife, Hattie Hokes. They lived together in McIntyre, Georgia. After registering for the draft, Johnson was inducted into the Army at Camp Gordon, near Atlanta, on July 17, 1918. He joined the 15th Depot Brigade. On August 29, 1918, however, he became part of Company D of the 315th Labor Battalion. The unit boarded the USS Orizaba on September 4, 1918 to depart for France. As the unit name might imply, they served in a service capacity while overseas. Johnson and his unit remained in France until the war ended and beyond, finally leaving on July 7, 1919 from St. Nazaire. The Army discharged Johnson on July 29, 1919. Little is known about his life after the war. He died on September 17, 1942, and is buried in the St. Augustine National Cemetery at Plot D, Grave 11.

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.

Creator

Office of the Quartermaster General

Source

Digital reproduction of original outgoing Army passenger list: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985
Record Group Number 92, Roll or Box Number 520.

Publisher

Office of the Quartermaster General

Date Created

ca. 1918-09-04

Contributor

Johnson, Will

Format

image/jpg

Extent

1,180 KB

Medium

1 outgoing Army passenger list

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Hoboken, New Jersey

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the Office of the Quartermaster General.

Rights Holder

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This resource is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only. For more information on copyright, please refer to Section 5 of Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code.

Curator

O'Neil, Rhiannon

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Dalessandro, Robert J. and Gerald Torrence. Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2009.
Georgia Adjutant General's Office. "<a href="https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
&amp
db=GeorgiaWWIServiceCards&amp
h=49714" target="_blank">Will Johnson." Georgia World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Ashmond, Turner, Georgia. WWI Statement of Service Summary Cards, CLM-409, Georgia State Archives. Accessed August 28, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
db=GeorgiaWWIServiceCards&amp
h=49714.
Keene, Jennifer. World War I: The American Soldier Experience. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Office of the Quartermaster General. "<a href="https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
db=NARAWWITroops&amp
h=3183825" target="_blank">Will Johnson." U.S. Army Transport Service Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Hoboken, New Jersey. Record Group Number 92, Roll or Box Number 520, NAI 6234477. Accessed August 28, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
db=NARAWWITroops&amp
h=3183825.
Office of the Quartermaster General. "<a href="https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
db=NARAWWITroops&amp
h=7774255" target="_blank">Will Johnson." U.S. Army Transport Service Passenger Lists, 1910-1919. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. St. Nazaire, France. Record Group Number 92, Roll or Box Number 333, NAI 6234465. Accessed August 28, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
db=NARAWWITroops&amp
h=7774255.
Office of the Quartermaster General. "<a href="https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
db=IntermentControlForms&amp
h=1694784" target="_blank">Will Johnson." U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. St. Augustine, Florida. Record Group Number 92, A1 2110-B. Accessed August 28, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
db=IntermentControlForms&amp
h=1694784.
"U.S. Army Transport Service Passenger Lists, 1910-1919." Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Accessed June 25, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61174.

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