Passenger List, 1918


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Passenger List, 1918

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List of Passengers


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


The passenger list for Colored Company D of the 546th Engineers. The company departed from New York, New York for France on September 25, 1918 on board the SS Oxfordshire. Commodore Isaac Murray (1896?-1947) (fourth from top) was part of this company and traveled to France on this ship.

Commodore Isaac Murray was born in New Augustine, Florida in October sometime between 1895 and 1897 (his records give conflicting dates). He grew up in St. Augustine with six siblings. Like many, when the United States entered the World War, Murray registered for the draft on June 5, 1917, and he was inducted into the United States Army on August 4, 1918. He served as a private in Company D of the 546th Engineers from September 11, 1918 to August 26, 1919. The Engineers battalions were responsible for a wide range of behind-the-lines work, such as repairing roads and building barracks to keep the rest of the army moving. After returning to the United States, Murray was honorably discharged on September 12, 1919. He returned to his hometown where he lived with his wife and children until his death on October 18, 1947. He is buried in the St. Augustine National Cemetery at Section D Grave 87.

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.


Office of the Quartermaster General


Digital reproduction of original typewritten passenger list, September 25, 1918: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92, Roll or Box Number 521.


Office of the Quartermaster General

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ca. 1918-09-25


Murray, Commodore Isaac




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1 typewritten passenger list






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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Dalessandro, Robert J. and Gerald Torrence. Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2009.
Florida Department of Military Affairs. "Commodore Isaac Murray." Online database with images, FloridaMemory. New Augustine, Florida. Army Box 11. Accessed October 22, 2018.
Keene, Jennifer D. World War I: The American Soldier Experience. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Office of the Quartermaster General. "db=IntermentControlForms&
h=1597002" target="_blank">Commodore Murray." U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962. Online database with images, St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida. Record Group 92, A1 2110-B. Accessed October 22, 2018.
Office of the Quartermaster General. "db=NARAWWITroops&
h=2058490" target="_blank">Commodore I Murray." U.S. Army Transport Service Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. Online database with images, New York, New York. Record Group 92, Roll or Box Number 521, NAI Number 6234477. Accessed October 23, 2018.
Selective Service System. "db=WW1draft&
h=9635354" target="_blank">Commodore Isaac Murray." U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Online database with images, Johns, Florida. NARA microfilm publication M1509, Roll 1556926. Accessed October 22, 2018.
U.S. Census Bureau. "db=1940usfedcen&
h=130343047" target="_blank">Commohore Murray." 1940 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, St. Johns, Florida. Enumeration District 55-22. NARA microfilm publication T627, Roll m-t0627-00615. Accessed October 22, 2018.
U.S. Census Bureau. "db=1930usfedcen&
h=103522335" target="_blank">Comodore Murry." 1930 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, St. Johns, Florida. Enumeration District 0015. NARA microfilm publication T626, FHL microfilm 2340067. Accessed October 22, 2018.


Office of the Quartermaster General, “Passenger List, 1918,” RICHES, accessed May 28, 2024,