William M. Andersen World War I collection
This collection contains documents relating to William Madsen Andersen’s service in the Quartermaster Corps during World War I.
- Majority of material found in 1916-1919
- Andersen, William Madsen, 1892-1934 (Person)
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The collection is open for research use.
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William Madsen Andersen served in the Quartermaster Corps during World War I. Andersen was born in Baltimore in 1892 to Andrew and Mary Fraser Andersen. He married Mary Jane Beemer, and had three children, William Andrew, Sarah Alexa, and Nancy Jane. In his civilian life, Andersen worked in banking and commerce. These skills allowed him to join the Quartermaster Corps, and he received the rank of Second Lieutenant. He worked in payroll for Base Hospital 60, which operated out of Bazoilles-sur-Meuses, Department of Vosges, France. The hospital cared for patients until March 31, 1919, when it was decommissioned. Andersen’s service ended with the closing of the hospital and returned to the United States on July 2, 1919. He died in 1934.
0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The documents are arranged by type and ordered chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Dr. William A. Andersen in June 1995.
Scope and Contents
The collection contains documents relating to William Madsen Andersen’s service in the Quartermaster Corps during World War I. Materials include recommendations for promotions, discharge papers, and the payroll for Base Hospital 60 for November 1918.
- Guide to the William M. Andersen World War I collection
- Under Revision
- Lara Westwood
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- 2020-04-08: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock