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Name Fitzsimons, William T.

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Image of 2009.13.2 - Memoir

2009.13.2 - Memoir

Handwritten account of the German bombing of Base Hospital No. 5. Includes reference to William T. Fitzsimons. From the service of Major Clarence A. McGruire, Harvard Base Hospital No. 5

Image of 1940.2.6 - Belt, Money

1940.2.6 - Belt, Money

Chamois money belt manufactured by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. From the service of 1st Lt. William T. Fitzsimons, Medical Officer's Reserve Corps, U.S. Army Base Hospital #5 Operating with British Hospital #10. Fitzsimons was the first American Officer killed in the War. He and 3 privates were killed in a bombing on September 4, 1917.

Image of 1940.2.4 - Belt, Sam Browne

1940.2.4 - Belt, Sam Browne

Shell Damaged Sam Browne Belt From the service of 1st Lt. William T. Fitzsimons, Medical Officer's Reserve Corps, U.S. Army Base Hospital #5 Operating with British Hospital #10. Fitzsimons was the first American Officer killed in the War. He and 3 privates were killed in a bombing on September 4, 1917.

Image of 1940.2.5 - Belt, Accessory

1940.2.5 - Belt, Accessory

Souvenir Belt with 18 Belgian Buttons From the service of 1st Lt. William T. Fitzsimons, Medical Officer's Reserve Corps, U.S. Army Base Hospital #5 Operating with British Hospital #10. Fitzsimons was the first American Officer killed in the War. He and 3 privates were killed in a bombing on September 4, 1917.

Image of 1940.2.9 - Lithograph

1940.2.9 - Lithograph

Baggage name tag in leather holder From the service of 1st Lt. William T. Fitzsimons, Medical Officer's Reserve Corps, U.S. Army Base Hospital #5 Operating with British Hospital #10. Fitzsimons was the first American Officer killed in the War. He and 3 privates were killed in a bombing on September 4, 1917.

Image of 1940.2.19 - Mail

1940.2.19 - Mail

Burlap cover with Kansas City address used for returning the personal effects of William T. Fitzsimons. From the service of 1st Lt. William T. Fitzsimons, Medical Officer's Reserve Corps, U.S. Army Base Hospital #5 Operating with British Hospital #10. Fitzsimons was the first American Officer killed in the War. He and 3 privates were killed in a bombing on September 4, 1917.

Image of 1940.2.20 - Label, Address

1940.2.20 - Label, Address

Small shipping label on burlap cover material (see 1940.2.19) From the service of 1st Lt. William T. Fitzsimons, Medical Officer's Reserve Corps, U.S. Army Base Hospital #5 Operating with British Hospital #10. Fitzsimons was the first American Officer killed in the War. He and 3 privates were killed in a bombing on September 4, 1917.

Image of 1940.2.26 - Print, Photographic

1940.2.26 - Print, Photographic

Sepia toned portrait photograph of Lieutenant William T. Fitzsimons. From the service of 1st Lt. William T. Fitzsimons, Medical Officer's Reserve Corps, U.S. Army Base Hospital #5 Operating with British Hospital #10. Fitzsimons was the first American Officer killed in the War. He and 3 privates were killed in a bombing on September 4, 1917.

Image of 2003.73.2 - Print, Photographic

2003.73.2 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Lieutenant William T. Fitzsimons personnel possessions that were with him when he was killed.