|Sergeants of Company A, 314th Engineers, 89th Division|
Charles pictured in front row, fourth from left
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
|Self- Portrait as a Soldier, 1914|
Dix was born in Untermhaus, Germany, in 1891. From 1906-1910, he apprenticed with painter Carl Senff. In 1910, he entered the Dresden School of Arts and Crafts. In 1914, when World War One began, he, like many other German youths, enthusiastically joined the Army. Dix served in an Artillery unit on the Western front. In 1915, he was awarded the Iron Cross (second class) and was promoted to Sergeant for his heroism during the Autumn Battle. Over the next few years, Dix fought in numerous battles, including the Battle of the Somme. Needless to say, he experienced the horrors of war first-hand. Dix witnessed traumatic scenes of soldiers being killed and wounded all around him. Like many other German artists who served in the war (Max Beckmann, George Grosz, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner), Dix was greatly affected by what he saw. As a result, by the end of the war, he had become a pacifists, a dramatic change from the nationalistic war supporter he was at the beginning of the war (featured in the Self-Portrait above).
Friday, October 17, 2014
Dr. Perrin T. Wilson graduated from the Kirksville, Missouri, American School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1918, and served as President of the American Academy of Osteopathy, President of the Massachusetts Osteopathic Society, and President of the American Osteopathic Association in 1933 and 1934. He was a noted educator and prolific writer. Before his career in osteopathy took off, Dr. Wilson served in World War I with Field Hospital 303, and Camp Hospitals 28 and 57.
Friday, October 10, 2014
|Harry M. Bouser ca. 1917|
Project staff recently had the opportunity to review and scan letters, photos and postcards related to Harry Bouser’s service. Below are some of the photos in the collection and an account of the sinking of the USS President Lincoln.
Friday, October 3, 2014
|German Submarines near The Azores, Portugal|
During World War I, 14,132 Missourians served in the navy. One of those sailors, Clarence Monroe Stuver, enlisted at Kansas City on October 8, 1917. At 24 years old, Stuver was sent to the Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, Illinois. Trained as a Fireman, he served on the U.S.S. Kearsarge and the U.S.S. Santa Luisa.
Friday, September 26, 2014
|Charles in Olathe, Kansas|
dated October 1917
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Charles, and his brother Maurice, resided in Kansas City, Missouri, when war was declared. Maurice, at age 21, was the first Stevenson to sign-up in August 1917. As second lieutenant, Maurice would later be assigned to 16th Infantry. One month later, Charles, at 22 years-old, enlisted in Kansas City and became attached to Company A, 314th Engineers at Camp Funston, Kansas.
Friday, September 19, 2014
On August 21, 1918, Mayor Henry W. Kiel of St. Louis appointed
a committee of women to assist in collecting the biographical and
service information of World War I veterans. Mrs. Ben F. Gray, a member of the Missouri
Historical Society, led the Committee, and the Society's archivist, Nettie Beauregard, served as the 2nd Vice President. The Memorial Tablet Honor Roll Committee was
composed of members of patriotic historical societies and war relief
auxiliaries from St. Louis City and County. The committee was very active and participated in several events to acknowledge those who served in the War. They
arranged a memorial service held on Art Hill in Forest Park; gathered names for
a parchment record of servicemen and women who died in the war to be placed in
the cornerstone of the monument in Memorial Park Cemetery. Also, they raised money to
purchase a Memorial Honor Roll Tablet honoring the deceased servicemen and
|Ceremony, Memorial Park Cemetery, July 25, 1920|
|Program for Memorial Service held June 15,1919, on Art Hill in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO|