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Name Henschel, James (Ned) Edward

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Image of 1996.51.136BW - Letter

1996.51.136BW - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0045_0001 Private J.E. Henschel- American Mission- Motor Transport A.E.F. Reserve Mallet- France- January 2/1918- Dear Mrs. Warner- Am writing to acknowledge two very pleasant remembrances - "T Lembarom" and your letter. It was mighty good of you to send them and I have certainly appreciated your doing so. It's a fifty-fifty" proposition over here - one's self and the other fellow, so the book is now a part of the Y.M.C.A. library, where a good many of the boys will enjoy reading it as much as I have. If you were here I am sure that that is what you would wish me to do with it. jhenschel_0045_0002 Two weeks after the "two a month" l

Image of 1996.51.136BY - Letter

1996.51.136BY - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0047_0001 Private J.E. Henschel- American Mission. Motor Transport A.E.F. Reserve Mallet. France- January 15/1918- My dear Friend- The package containing the "knee-ups" came today as a delightful surprise - even though I know that they were on the way. Now see - after a certain indefinite period a time has passed, we give up packages as lost - so you see - I was doubly pleased when my name was on the list today. It was mighty good of you to knit them, the "knee-lets" or "caps" or whatever they ought to be called. I certainly appreciate your going to so much trouble for me - and am certain that they will be might useful. jhenschel_0047_

Image of 1996.51.136CG - Letter

1996.51.136CG - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0055_0001 Private J.E. Henschel American Mission MTD., A.E.F., Prov. Co. "B", Convois Autos Par B.C.M., France- March 18/1918- Dearest Mother- Have been in receipt of yours of February fifth for some days, also of one that came later - enclosing a letter from E - Which quite turns the tables. Hence having missed Sunday's - I have two or three to write. But honestly - I have been working so hard that when night comes - I'm all ready to turn in. Please note the change in address - again - Coburn and I have been transferred to Liechew and Joe Travis' company as first sergeant and sergeant respectively. Coburn has not written this home yet.

Image of 1996.51.136AC - Memorandum

1996.51.136AC - Memorandum

Contents included in memorandum: List of military units attached. Headquarters CAMP PONTANEZEN Base Section No. 5,-S.O.S Your command will start from its camp area at 6:30 AM Aug. 3. 1919. It will follow exactly the route indicated by the guide detailed from the Billeting Office, and must arrive at Pier (blank) at 8 am Aug. 3, 1919. A distance of one hundred (100) yards between companies will be mantained. You will arrange with Transportation Officer (Tel. 21) for trucks to move organization property, officer's baggage, etc. and men unable to march. Trucks must be at your camp at 4 AM Aug. 3, 1919. All baggage must be ready and loaded promptly to avoid any delay of trucks. A detail o

Image of 1996.51.136BX - Letter

1996.51.136BX - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0046_0001 Private J.E. Henschel. American Mission. Motor Transport A.E.F. Reserve Mallet. France. January 13/1918- Dearest Mother- A few days ago a whole sheaf of letters from home was delivered to me - dated all the way from some time in October to December 3rd. The day following brought Dad's letter of December 10th (I believe) and the box of good things from all of you. The box arrived in first-class shape and all of the "eats" perfectly fresh and in just as god condition as when packed. I can't thank you all enough. The dates were delicious - as a good many of us can testify when thanking Elizabeth. The handkerchiefs jhenschel

Image of 1996.51.136BL - Letter

1996.51.136BL - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0034_0001 3 Private J.E. Henschel- American Mission- Motor Transport A.E.F., Reserve Mallet- France- October 6/1917- Dearest Mother- My new address is at the top of this page. There seems to be a prescribed form which we must follow from now on - or at least so we have been told. As we have been moved - it will probably be some time before mail gets to coming in with any degree of regularity. None the less - today is a red letter day - for a lad joined us from the other camp bringing a letter from you and the Star containing Brumbach's letter. This is the first time a paper has come through for me. No packages yet. I am writing this l

Image of 1996.51.136BP - Letter

1996.51.136BP - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0038_0001 Private J.E. Henschel- American Missions- Provisional Co. "A"- Motor Transport A.E.F. Reserve Mallet- France- November 18/1917- Dearest Mother- Obtained church leave - and so ensured having time to write home. Your letter of October sixteenth was delivered yesterday - thereby raising me to the pinnacles again. Am pleased to know the things from Biarritz arrived; I had serious doubts as to whether it (the package) would get through. Hope that they did not charge you too much duty. We had a "show" at the Y.M.C.A. last night. The stunts - whether good or not - were at least diverting. The "talent" was remarkable. Baldrige - an

Image of 1996.51.136BO - Letter

1996.51.136BO - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0037_0001 Private J.E. Henschel- American Mission- Motor Transport A.E.F. Reserve Mallet- France- November 11/1917- Dearest Father and Mother- I chanced to meet one of the boys who came over in our unit but did not enlist and he gave me a letter from Mother dated October tenth - much to my surprise and pleasure. Also he informed me that my [Kansas City] Stars were being enjoyed immensely. Newspapers, it would seem, are not forwarded; hence I have not received a copy - yet. However, it is good to know that some one enjoying them. What do you think of this [ms illegible: 1 wd] stationery? It is the best that I could get hold of in this pl

Image of 1996.51.136BM - Letter

1996.51.136BM - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0035_0001 5 Private James E. Henschel- American Mission Motor Transport A.E.F. Reserve Mallet- France- October 12/1917- Dear Dad- Your letter of September eighteenth with two from Mother came today. Also the money order. I don't know how to thank you; it was mighty good of you to send it, and I certainly appreciate your doing so. It will be necessary for me to send the order to Paris - so that I shall receive the money in about ten days or so. the first things that I buy will be a bath - as soon as I have the slightest chance - and then have everything I own laundered. My last bath dates back to some time in September and a change of l

Image of 1996.51.136BQ - Letter

1996.51.136BQ - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0039_0001 Private J.E. Henschel- Provisional Co. "A"- American Mission- Motor Transport A.E.F. Reserve Mallet- France- November 30/1917- Dearest Mother- So many things have happened in the past week and a half or two weeks that I would like to tell you. We were away from are base, if it could be called a base, for a number of days on what has proven the most fatigueing as well as the longest trip that our outfit has undertaken. None of us would have missed this convoy for a great deal, but by the same token, we shudder at the thoughts of repetition. We were at the wheel continuously for more than forty-eight hours, our only stops being to

Image of 1996.51.136BT - Letter

1996.51.136BT - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0042_0001 Private J.E. Henschel- American Mission- Motor Transport A.E.F. Reserve Mallet- France- December 26/1917- Dear-dear Folks at home-Everything seemed to fit in so as to give me the happiest possible Christmas this year. On Christmas Eve there was delivered to me a book from Mrs. Warner a box containing a little of everything from Lucile Rockwell and a package from Miss Nation and her mother at Paris. Yesterday brought the fruit cake that Mrs. Bellows was so fine as to send - and today came the tobacco from Harvey and Berthold and the toilet roll and knee-letts". Everyone was just too good to me; I hardly know how to tell you jh

Image of 1996.51.136BU - Letter

1996.51.136BU - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0043_0001 France, December 30, 1917 Private J.E. Henschel- American Mission- Motor Transport A.E.F. Reserve Mallet- France- Dear Emmet- You letter of December 14th was delivered this afternoon; it pleased me a lot to hear from you. Will you thank your Mother for me for the "knee-caps"? They have not been delivered as yet, but probably will have been long before you read this - judging from the time taken by mail in transit. It was mighty good of her to do things for me, and I certainly do appreciate it. In fact it seems that every one is just a bit too good and too thoughtful of me - for really you know - all of my friends have written

Image of 1996.51.136BS - Letter

1996.51.136BS - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhenschel_0041_0001 Private J.E. Henschel- American Mission Motor Transport A.E.F. Reserve Mallet France- December 18/1917- Dearest Mother- Today being your birthday, in heir of other remembrances. I am writing a letter. All the love in the world goes with this and only the very best of wishes - and many hopes that we may all be home together again at this season next year. The parcel containing the underwear arrived at last to my great joy and body - comfort. The package was rather "badly stayed with" (as we would say out here) but the contents were in excellent condition. Also about a dozen copies of the Star were delivered, which jhenschel_

Image of 1996.51.136AB - Memorandum

1996.51.136AB - Memorandum

Contents included in memorandum: Office of the Camp Surgeon, Camp Pontanezen Memorandum: To Commanding Officer of 831 M.T.C. Before embarkation the following certificate will be rendered and delivered to the Office of hte Camp Surgeon. Signed, M.C. Stayer, Colonel, M.C. Camp Surgeon. Camp Pontanezen. Date, August. 2, 1919. From: The Senior Medical Officer of Camp Infirmary # 2. To: The Camp Surgeon, Camp Pontanezen. I certify that I have examined the troops under my care daily while in this Camp, including examination of throats; have taken temperature of all the men since receiving embarkation notice, and have sent all sick and those with one degree temperature to the hospi

Image of 1996.51.136A - Letter

1996.51.136A - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: July 14, 1917 Captain E. E. Major, Columbia, Mo. Dear Captain: On June 21st, 1917 my wife forwarded to you the equipment which you had demanded returned from my son James Edward Henschel before granting him an honorable discharge and you doubtless have received the same by this time. You of course know that our son has arrived in France with the University of Missouri Unit and will do active service there and that his request for a discharge from the militia was not due to his wanting to shirk or get away from serving his county. I would appreciate it greatly if you would forward an honorable discharge for our son to me by return mail. If this has

Image of 1996.51.136AA - Memorandum

1996.51.136AA - Memorandum

Contents included in memorandum: Office of the Camp Surgeon, Camp Pontanezen, Base Section No. 5, A.P.O. No. 716. From: The Epidemiologist To: The Camp Surgeon, Camp Pontanezen Subject: Physical Inspection This is to certify that (signature line) has been inspected by the Epidemiology Board and proper disposition made of all men of this organization found to have LICE, VENEREAL DISEASE OR CONTAGIOUS DISEASE. Signed, Walter J. Bristow, Major, M.C. Chief Epidemiologist. Ist Ind. Office Camp Surgeon, Camp Pontanezen, Base Section #5 (date line) 1. Forwarded, approved. Signed, M.C. Stayer, Colonel, M.C. Camp Surgeon. I certify that EVERY officer and enlisted man of (organization

Image of 1996.51.136AD - Memorandum

1996.51.136AD - Memorandum

Contents included in memorandum: PASSENGER LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS AND CASUALS RETURNING TO THE UNITED STATES. Lists names and organizations. From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.

Image of 1996.51.136AE - Letter

1996.51.136AE - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: 768 I8NYP 9 I225 AM WF NEW YORK [August 10 II I9 L HENSCHEL 3236 EUCLID AVE [Kansas City, Missouri] LIEUT HENSCHEL ARRIVED CAMP MERRITT WELL WRITING SOON SOME HAPPY SALVATION ARMY From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.

Image of 1996.51.136AF - Letter

1996.51.136AF - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: The United States of America honors the memory of James E. Henschel This certificate is awarded by a grateful nation in recognition of devoted and selfless conservation to the service of our country in the Armed Forces of the United States. Lyndon B. Johnson President of the United States From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.

Image of 1996.51.136AG - Insignia

1996.51.136AG - Insignia

Insignia showing the Banner of the Reserve Mallet. From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.