James Kieran WWI Diary

Title:
  • James Kieran WWI Diary
Creator:
  • James Kieran
Description:
  • For a page-by-page view of the diary, please go to the Internet Archive.

    This diary traveled with James Kieran from the United States to France, when he was deployed in WWI. Pages that do not feature any text have been excluded from the digital copy.

    Transcription:

    January 5, 1918: "Rejected for enlistment in Naval Aviation at Navy Yard."
     
    May 22, 1918 : "Rejected for service in Marines, and Tank boys"

    May 25, 1918 : "Enlisted in C.A.C. at Boston"

    May 28, 1918 : "Left home for Ft. Revere"

    May 30, 1918 : "Sworn into service at Ft. Revere"
     
    June 9, 1918 : "Home on 24 hr. pass"

    June 13, 1918 : "Transferred to Ft. Andrews.  Battery E. 71st Regiment."
     
    July 7, 1918 : "Home on 24 hr. pass"
     
    July 30, 1918 : "Left Ft. Andrews.  Arrived on transport at night.  S.S. ANSLEM."

    July 31, 1918 : "Pulled out of Boston harbor about 6 A.M. for Halifax." 
     
    August 2, 1918 : "Arrived in Halifax Harbor Nova Scotia about 7 A.M.

    August 4, 1918 : "Left Halifax for overseas about 1 oclock P.M."
     
    August 11, 1918 : "In hospital on transport with a smash or head."
     
    August 15, 1918 : "Arrived in Liverpool, England, stayed overnight at Knotty Ash camp."
     
    August 16, 1918 : "Left camps at 1 P.M. and arrived at Ramsey at 10 P.M.
     
    August 20, 1918 : "Left Camp [Wooley?] Arrived about 5 P.M.  After 3 hr. hike."
     
    August 29, 1918 : "Left [Hursley?] about 8 A.M.  Arrived on transport for France about 7 P.M.

    August 30, 1918 : "Arrived in Havre France about 6 A.M. 

    August 31, 1918 : "Left Havre about 9 A.M. On box-car all day." 
     
    September 1, 1918 : "Arrived at training camp, somewhere in France about 4 P.M.

    September 4, 1918  : "Left [?] Feb. 6, 1919 for St. Nazaire" [Actual date of entry: 2/6/1919]

    September 5, 1918 : "Arrived at St. St. Nazaire Feb. 7." [Actual date of entry: 2/7/1919]

    September 6, 1918 : "Left for U.S. Feb. 12, 1919"
    [Actual date of entry: 2/12/1919]
Date:
  • 1918
Subject:
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Rights:
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Citation

James Kieran, “James Kieran WWI Diary,” Salem Public Library, accessed May 19, 2019, https://digitalheritage.noblenet.org/salem/items/show/115.

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