History of the 301st Ambulance Company.
From the Berkshires to the fields of War…
First edition and apparently only one of 200 copies privately-printed.
This book traces the history of the 301st Ambulance Company during the first World War, from its “formation in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in April of 1917 through its training at Camp Devens and then its travels overseas to Cardiff. Wales, then to England and to France and home again after the war. The unit was attached to the 76th Infantry Division. Three unit members died in service to their country, and the book is dedicated to them. The vast majority of this company consisted of men from the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. These servicemen appeared to have forged a very tight bond among themselves, as they had frequent reunions in the postwar era.”
Laid in is a small partly-printed manuscript giving the author’s name, address and training camp and also a photographic portrait of him in uniform. Also included are xeroxed newspaper clippings describing these reunions.
Description: History of the 301st Ambulance Company.
[Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Sun Printing Company. 1921]. 70, pp. Frontispiece and numerous plates from original photographs, including one exceptionally lengthy multi-paneled panoramic-style group portrait, with three small tape mends. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and graphic; a very good copy or better copy.
OCLC returns only three holdings.