Passenger List of Organizations and Casuals


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Passenger List of Organizations and Casuals

Alternative Title

Headquarters Port of Embarkation


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


The passenger list of organizations and casuals departing from Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1918. The document includes the soldier's number, name, rank, regiment, corps or department, emergency contact, and address.

A notable passenger listed in the record is Riley Wright (1893-1919). Wright was likely born in 1893, although some documents list his birth year as 1895, near Falmouth in Suwannee County in Northern Florida. Like his father and grandfather before him, Wright worked as a farmer. He married Eva Coleman on April 15, 1917, and was drafted on August 3, 1918, joining the 807th Pioneer Infantry unit. In France, Wright and his unit served in a technical capacity, constructing and repairing roads, bridges and railways. Though the Army did not consider these infantry units as combat units, their work on the front lines brought them in direct contact with the enemy. The 807th participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, which was the last major engagement of the war. Wright survived the offensive. However, he succumbed to influenza on January 7, 1919. He is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery at Plot H Row 10 Grave 28 in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France.

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 continues, engaging a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in national cemeteries 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 headstones at four national cemeteries, two in Florida (Florida National Cemetery and St. Augustine National Cemetery) and two in France (American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries at Aisne-Marne and the Meuse-Argonne), where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Office of the Quartermaster General


Digital reproduction of original passenger list: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group Number 92, Roll or Box Number 578.


Office of the Quartermaster General

Date Created

ca. 1918-09-12


Wright, Riley




1.16 MB


1 passenger list






Army Transport Service, Passenger Department, Hoboken, New Jersey

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History Teacher


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

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O'Neil, Rhiannon

External Reference

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Florida Department of Military Affairs. "Riley Wright." Online database with images, FloridaMemory. Palmouth, Florida. Box 16. Accessed August 14, 2018.
Hunton, Addie W. and Kathryn M. Johnson. Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Eagle Press, 1920.
Keene, Jennifer. World War I: The American Soldier Experience. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
National Archives and Records Administration. "1900 Federal Population Census - Part 1." National Archives. Accessed July 18, 2018.
Office of the Quartermaster General. "Riley Wright." U.S. Army Transport Service Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. Online database with images, Falmouth, Florida. Record Group Number 92, Roll or Box Number 578, NAI 6234465. Accessed August 14, 2018.
Rinaldi, Richard A. The United States Army in World War I, Ground Units, 1917-1919. [Takoma Park, MD]: Tiger Lily Pub., 2005.
Selective Service System. "Ralie Wright." U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Online database with images, Suwannee, Florida. NARA microfilm publication M1509, roll 1556893. Accessed August 14, 2018.
Selective Service System. "Riley Wright." U.S. Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917-1918. Online database with images, Suwannee, Florida. Record Group Number 163, NAI 1159403. Accessed August 14, 2018.
Suwannee, Florida County Courthouse. "Wralley Wright." Florida County Marriage Records, 1823-1982. Online database with images, Suwannee, Florida. Accessed August 14, 2018.
"U.S. Army Transport Service Passenger Lists, 1910-1939." Online database with images, Accessed July 23, 2018.
U.S. Census Bureau. "Raley Right." 1900 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, Union, Suwannee, Florida. NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240177. Accessed August 14, 2018.


Office of the Quartermaster General, “Passenger List of Organizations and Casuals,” RICHES, accessed July 18, 2024,