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1st LIEUT. MAX CECIL FISHER DIARY

00 Aug 1917       
Enlisted in the United State Army

 
17 Nov 1917      
Commissioned 1st Lieutenant of Infantry, Plattsburg Barracks, New York

 
29 Nov 1917      
Married Marguerite Brown, Barre, Vermont

 
05 Jan 1918        
Reported to Hoboken, New Jersey for transport overseas. Was ordered to report to Camp Merrit, New Jersey instead.

 
06 Jan 1918        
Assigned to the Camp Travis Replacement Draft Detachment #1 as second in command.

 
24 Jan 1918        
Reported to Hoboken, New Jersey for transport overseas. Departed port aboard the SS Tuscania, our destination is Le Havre, France.

 
05 Feb 1918       
German U-boat attacked convoy, torpedo found its mark, the Tuscania is listing starboard. Rescued by British Torpedo Boat, "HMS Mosquito." Taken to Lough Swilly to the port of Buncrana, Ireland.

 
06 Feb 1918       
Left Buncrana Barracks in the afternoon, marched with detachment to Ebrington Barracks in Londonderry.

 
07 Feb 1918       
In the afternoon we left Londonderry aboard a train. From Dublin we took a ferry over to Wales, and caught another train to Winchester England.

 
16 Feb 1918       
Arrived in Winchester, England, we are quartered at Winnaldown Camp.

 
28 Mar 1918      
Boarded transport at Southampton and crossed to LeHavre, France, were we boarded a train.

 
31 Mar 1918      
Arrived with detachment; Classification Camp, Saint-Aignan, Loir-et-Cher, France.

 
00 May 1918      
I've been assigned as the Camp Receiving Officer

 
26 July 1918       
Assigned to the 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division - Second in command of Company M.

 
25 Aug 1918       
Promoted to Company Commander.

 
12 Sept 1918      
Our Division engaged the enemy at St. Mihiel, France.

 
01 Oct 1918       
Orders to report to the Army Infantry Specialist School. Received training and was assigned to the school as an instructor in the Officers course in Minor Tactics.

 
11 Nov 1918      
The War is Over.

 
00 Dec 1918       
Produced Lord Dunsany's play, "A Night at the Inn," with a cast of officers from the school. We performed at several locations in the Langres-Chaumont area.

 
04 Jan 1919        
Received orders to depart for Esch, Luxembourg. I am to instruct Minor Tactics to the Fifth Division Schools at Tetange.

 
01 Feb 1919       
Transferred to Division Headquarters as an assistant to the entertainment officer.

 
00 Mar 1919      
Promoted to entertainment officer of the Fifth Division. Lieutenant William F. Manley is assigned as my assistant. Produced a play written by my assistant called "Dustin' Em Off." With a company of 35 men we performed in various locations in France.

 
07 July 1919       
Departing France aboard the SS Imperator

 
13 July 1919       
Arrived in the United States

 
04 Aug 1919       
Discharged at Camp Devens, Massachusetts. No wounds, no decorations, no regrets.




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