Personal Diary of William Harrison Walp: 1917 - 1918

Notes: Last updated Feb 1, 2004

  Diary Cover   William Harrison Walp  

This picture shows the front cover of the Diary. I can see no lettering of any kind on the cover itself. Click for big image.


Photograph of William Harrison Walp about 1925, taken in Portland, Maine. (Click on the Image for a B&W copy of the original Group Photo. He is in the middle of the back row.)


The Inside Cover & First Page: Inside Cover.

Thanks, Skip!

DATABASE: Maine Military Men, 1917-18
Name: William H. Walp Serial Number: 148732 Birth Place: Cambridgeport, Mass Age: 24 4/12 years Residence: So. Portland
Enlisted Ft Williams, (Picture of Ft. Williams Park) Dec 20/1914. Promoted to Sergeant Aug. 29/1916; Busted to Private Nov.23/1917; (that was the court marshal for cutting down the tree for firewood) Promoted to Corporal Oct. 12/1918. Organizations(?): Company 4 CAC Ft Williams; Battery F 51st Artillery CAC to Apr. 11/1918; Battery C (or G?) 57th Artillery CAC to Apr. 7/1919; Furloughed to residence to wait for discharge. Engagements: Toul Sector; Meuse-Argonne. Overseas: Aug.14/1917 to Jan.14/1919. Honorably discharged June 4, 1920.

Fort Williams, Maine Permanent post, located at Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County. Named in honor of Brig. Gen. Seth Williams, U. S. V. (Bvt. Maj. Gen. U. S. V.), a distinguished veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars. Acquired by purchase, 1872-73 with an area of about 90 acres. It is the Headquarters and station of the Coast Defenses of Portland, North Atlantic Coast Artillery District. Troops NONDIVISIONAL UNITS Coast Artillery: 5th Anti Aircraft Battalion; 29th, 54th, 72d Artillery Regiments; 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th (Hq.), 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Coast Defense Companies, Ft. Williams; 1st (I), 1st (II), 2d, 3d, 4th, 17th, 18th (I), 18th (II), 19th (I), 19th (II), 23d Companies, Coast Defenses of Portland.

51st REGIMENT (6th Provisional Regiment) COAST ARTILLERY CORPS During WORLD WAR I