WWI Middlebury, Vermont Soldier Photo – 102nd Field Artillery – Curtis J. Sawyer

My passion for WWI Vermont material is endless and I make every effort to track down unique, original photos and objects related to Vermonters in the Great War.  It’s not easy to find and often comes at a price; 26th Division material is popular with French collectors and fetches a high price when purchased on eBay. In this case, I was able to purchase  a studio photo of a 102nd Field Artillery Vermonter of Battery A .  Curtis J. Sawyer was born in Middlebury, VT on September 13th, 1893 – nearly 120 years ago!

He worked at hotels most of his life, having worked at Clark’s Hotel in Boston in 1917 when he registered for the draft.  Previously he served as a clerk for City Hall in Barre, VT – not far from where I work!  He started his career early at the age of 17 (at least) and worked as a clerk and hotel man unit his death.  He is listed as being tall with a slender complextion with blue eyes and brown hair. He lived nearly 90 years and died in 1980 in Arlington, MA – not far from Boston.

Curtis Sawyer090a

Curtis Sawyer091

WWI Vermont Roster Entry

WWI Vermont Roster Entry

1910 Barre, Vermont Directory

1910 Barre, Vermont Directory

Curtis Sawyer Draft Card Curtis Sawyer WWII Draft Card

Sawyer in Burlington, VT

Sawyer in Burlington, VT 1910


Middlebury News Reference

Middlebury News Reference

One thought on “WWI Middlebury, Vermont Soldier Photo – 102nd Field Artillery – Curtis J. Sawyer

  1. My husband’s great great uncle fought with Company B of the 102nd Field Artillery, returning from Brest in 1919. He emigrated from Poland to MA, but his sister’s family (my husband’s branch) settled in VT.

    I’ve got a cool photo of him with his unit – very relaxed, perhaps in training? Let me know if you’d like to see it.

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