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William M. Whittle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0098
This collection consists of the military papers of Captain William M. Whittle, VMI Class of 1917. Whittle served in World War I with the 314th Machine Gun Battalion and was sent to France in May 1918. The following is included:
  • A notebook containing war service chronology, notes concerning machine gun procedures, and names of officers in his unit
  • Military orders
  • Other documents and printed material
  • One photo of Whittle in his Army uniform, circa 1918

Dates

  • 1916-1919

Creator

Extent

21 items

Biographical / Historical

William M. Whittle was born in 1895 in Martinsville, Virginia, and graduated VMI in 1917. He commissioned into the U.S. Army in August 1917, and served in World War I in France from May 1918 to end of the War. Whittle was living in Roanoke in 1942. No further information is known at this time.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450
540-464-7516