World War I Cpl. Frank R. Gehres, 83rd Infantry Division

Nice original WWI soldier grouping came from the veterans granddoughter who lives in Alliance, Ohio. All items are original to the time, in good condition and the document easy to read.  There are a total of five items ¬†belongs to Corporal FRANK R. GEHRES, #1950768, Company A, 324th Machine Gun Battalion, 83rd (Ohio) Division, AEF. He was from Akron, Ohio, trained at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio, and served in France in 1918. His girl (later wife) was Todd Flickinger who was a nurse during WWI.

Eighty-Third Division (National Army) -  World War I

Insignia, a black triangle on which is superimposed a golden monogram of the letters O, H, I, O. Organized at Camp Sherman, Ohio, in Sept. 1917. The division was composed of drafted men from Ohio and West Virginia. First units embarked for overseas on June 4th and the last units arrived in France on June 21st. Upon arrival in France the division was designated as a depot division and was ordered to the Le Mans area. Here the division was broken up and the artillery brigade and special units, such as engineer and signal troops were sent forward as corps and army troops. The other organizations of the division were held in the area and trained as replacements for the combat divisions at the front. Returned to U.S. January 1919.

Maj. Gen. Edwin F. Glenn commanded this division from the time of its organization until it was demobilized.

The division was composed of the following organizations: 165th and 166th Inf. Brigs., 158th Arty. Brig., 329th, 330th, 331st, 332nd Inf. Regts., 322nd, 323d, 324th Machine Gun Bns., 32ssd, 323rd, 324th Fld. Arty Regts., 308th Trench Mortar Battery, 308th Engr. Regt. And Train, 308th Supply Train, 308th Sanitary Train (329th, 330th, 331st, 332d Amb. Cos. And Field Hospitals).

American Expeditionary Forces

The American Expeditionary Forces of AEF were the United States Armed Forces sent to Europe in World War I. During the United States campaigns in World War I the AEF fought in France alongside British and French allied forces in the last year of the war, against Imperial German Forces. The AEF helped the French Army on the Western Front in June 1918.