During World War I, Wesleyan had a brief period when it adopted several programs to train students to become soldiers and officers. Wesleyan had a total of 1,169 men involved in the war effort, of whom 26 died. The majority of Wesleyan men were involved in the Army, S.A.T.C., and Navy. After the war was over, the Wesleyan Alumni Council sent a form requesting military service records of students and alumni involved in the war. These forms were intended to be published as a permanent memorial to those who served. However no evidence that this book was ever produced has been found. The men who completed these forms filled out basic biographical information, information about their service in the war, and offered their opinions on such issues such as universal training and how their education at Wesleyan had benefitted them during the war.
Private Corporal January 1, 1918 Corporal Sergeant February 15, 1918 Sergeant Sergeant, 1st Class June 5, 1918 Sergeant, first Class 2nd Lieutenant Show morePrivate Corporal January 1, 1918 Corporal Sergeant February 15, 1918 Sergeant Sergeant, 1st Class June 5, 1918 Sergeant, first Class 2nd Lieutenant October 28, 1918 On May 5, 1919 I was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant, Sanitary Corps, USA by the Chief Surgeon, American E. F. in France. The notice of this promotion did not reach me until late in June 1919. Since I had been discharged from the service on May 23, 1919, I could not benefit from this promotion. In August 1918, I was recommended and took examination for a commission in the Quartermaster Corps. I was appointed Second Lieutenant, Quartermaster Corps in October 1918, but did not accept the appointment, as I preferred to wait for the commission in the Sanitary Corps. Show less
correspondence describing the promotions Mr. Holme recieved during his service