WWI Photos of Vermonters are hard to find and I continually search for superlative examples at flea markets and yard sales. This past May I was lucky enough to encounter a Vermonter dealer at a Massachusetts flea market. Low and behold, the seller had a fantastic image of a WWI Vermonter for sale! Herbert L. French is identified as being from Stratton, VT and as being a member of the 307th Field Artillery of the 78th Division.
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Great Blog. I am working on new photo book featuring non combatant images from WW1. I wonder if I might use some of your images with a credit of course. The focus of the book is on the human side of the war and includes weddings, normal everyday events from the time, comrade and individually posed studio shots and images from theatre groups in POW camps to mention a few
Hello. I ran across this page because my grandfather was in the 307th Field Artillery. It seemed odd, though, that a man from Vermont would have been with the 307th as early as fall 1917; nearly all 307th members, especially at the start, were from New York, particularly western NY. I have many rosters of the unit and couldn’t find Herbert French on them. Then I noticed that one of the documents here said French was with the 302nd, 76th Division. That turns out to be accurate. He is listed on the Battery D roster in the 302nd’s unit history, page 146. You can view it here:
I hope this helps set the record straight.
Thanks for the informative post! Not sure how I missed this one, but you’re 100% correct. Thanks for the catch.
If interested in 77th Division FA units, check out this post: