Note - This document is to be bound and preserved as a permanent record. Please fill it out completely, accurately, and neatly, either in ink or by Show moreNote - This document is to be bound and preserved as a permanent record. Please fill it out completely, accurately, and neatly, either in ink or by typewriter. Leave blank space where nothing is to be entered. Wesleyan University Service Record Compiled by the Wesleyan Alumni Council, to be printed in book form, originals to be filed in The Wesleyan Library as a permanent memorial of the deeds of Wesleyan men in the service of the United States or Allied governments during the World War. This questionnaire should be completed so far as possible and sent at once, with photographs and additional notes and letters, to the Wesleyan Alumni Council, Middletown, Conn. Name in full: Churchill (family name) Frank (first name) Anson (middle names) Class: 1912 Date of birth: November 21, 1899 Place of birth: Southington (town) (county) Conn. (state) U.S.A. (country) Name of father: Jay Anson Churchill Birthplace: U.S.A. Maiden name of mother: Jennie F. Edwards Birthplace: U.S.A. Relatives who are Wesleyan men, and class: Prepared for college at: New Britain High School, New Britain, Conn. Entered college: 1910 ; graduated (or left): 1912 Fraternity: Phi [?] Alpha (Syracuse) ; Class Societies: Academic degrees: B.S. (degree) Wesleyan Univ. (institution) 1912 (date) Honors and distinctions after graduation Married: to Lillian R. Dowdell (maiden name) of Baltimore on 21 Dec. 1921(date) Children: (name) born (date) Occupation before entry into service: Engineer ; employer: Western Electric Company Residence before entry into the service: 6909 Thirty-Fourth St. (street number) Berwyn (town) Cook Co. (county) Ill. Present address: 730 Carpenter Av. (street number) (town) (county) (state) Permanent address: (street number) Oak Park (town) (county) Illinois (state) NOTE - Write additional information on separate sheet of same size. Show less
WAR RECORD First went into action St. Mihiel Participated in the following engagements, and in what capacity St. Mihiel Meuse-Argonne 25 Sept. 1918 to Show moreWAR RECORD First went into action St. Mihiel Participated in the following engagements, and in what capacity St. Mihiel Meuse-Argonne 25 Sept. 1918 to 11 November 1918 Cited, decorated, or otherwise honored for distinguished services (give circumstantial accounts of exploits including dates and places where performed, also by whom and in what manner the honors were bestowed): Killed in action, killed by accident, died of wounds, died of disease, wounded, gassed, shell-shocked, taken prisoner: Nature of casualty Place Date Under medical care:- Name of hospital Location From (date) to (date) Base Hospital No. 8, Savenay, From 7 November 1917 (date) to 19 Jan 1918 (date) Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) Arrived at: Hoboken on West Virginia 14 Jan 1918 from Brest Located at: Fort Hancock engaged in: Located at engaged in till Discharged from service at: Fort Hancock, 25 Jan. 1919 as a: 2nd Lieut F.A. (rank) (unit) RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE Occupation after the war: Engineer If a change of occupation was occasioned by reason of disability acquired in the service, describe the process of re-education and readjustment, and indicate the agencies or individuals chiefly instrumental in furnishing the new occupation. NOTE-Write additional information on separate sheet of same size. Show less
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular? I went with the First Ill. Show moreADDITIONAL INFORMATION What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular? I went with the First Ill. Artillery in 1916 to the Border in order to prepare for the expected Great war. What were the mental and physical effects of your army experience on yourself? Some effects that were mental I noticed for two years after discharge from the service. What elements of your college life and work were most valuable to you in service? The ground work I had in science I found particularly valuable while I was taking instruction from French engineers in heavy artillery, and thereafter, as well of course. What is your present feeling regarding universal military training, etc.? I am convinced of the necessity of universal military service in the United States; it would not cause only our foreign problems to vanish, but it would so make for better citizenry that many of our acute internal troubles which now result as many think from too high a proportion of foreign born would not arise. If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience? I can not say anything trite in this matter. Photographs-If possible, enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated - also interesting snapshots taken in camps or overseas. A likeness to be mailed later. Additional data, Signed at: Oak Park, Illinois on: 15 March 1922 Frank Anson Churchill, Civilian The information contained in the record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources: NOTE-Write additional information on separate sheet of same size. Show less
WAR RECORD Entered service on: 6 May 1917 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois , as a: Candidate for Commission in the: Artillery, Field section of the: Show moreWAR RECORD Entered service on: 6 May 1917 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois , as a: Candidate for Commission in the: Artillery, Field section of the: National Army or in the: Assigned originally to: (or) Trained or stationed before going to Europe: - School, camp, station, ship From: (date) to: (date) 1st R.O.T.C., Fort Sheriden From: 6 May 1917 (date) to: 15 Aug. 1917 (date) Transferred to: - Company Regiment Division Ship Date New Location Promoted to:- Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant F.A.U.S.R. 15 Aug. 1917 Embarked from: Hoboken, N.J. on: Kroonland About 10 Sept. 1917 and arrived at: Liverpool, England about 1 Oct. 1917 Proceeded from: Liverpool to: Southampton immediately From: Southampton to: Le Havre immediately From: Le Havre to: Saumur, near Angers about Oct. 2nd Trained or stationed abroad:- Country Place From(date) to(date) France, Field Artillery School of Instruction, From 4 Oct. 1917 (date) to 13 April 1918 (date) France, Vincennes, Heavy Artillery Tractor School, From 13 April 1918 (date) to 18 May 1918(date) St. Emilion, France, 60 Art C.A.C. From 18 May 1918 (date) to 14 July 1918 (date) Libourne, France, 57 Art C.A.C. From 14 July 1918 (date) to 7 Sept. 1918 (date) NOTE-Write additional information on separate sheet of same size. Show less
Manuscript volume of 87 sermons written on parchment; 30 lines to the page with occasional red or blue initials ; each page handnumbered in ms., Pricking holes visible. Ruling patterns visible., Some marginalia., Probably copied in England in the fifteenth century (dating based on use of pagination and heavy use of abbreviations)., "Dr Adam Clarke, who examined this manuscript, supposed it to have been written about the beginning of the 14th century. It consists of sermons, &e. &e., J. Everett, Manchester, Sept. 9th 1831"--notation, front flyleaf., Imperfect: beginning and end. Pages 307-8 wanting. Lower right edge of page 233-4 torn with loss of text. Page 182 blank., "Ipso expositis a nobis indigent expone sed admoniente cum sanctum gregorium"--first line of text, p. 49.