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OH018 Arthur James Oral History

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Arthur James Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project - World War I

Series Number: OH018

Interviewee: James, Arthur

Interviewer: Ted Belue

Date interviewed: June 30, 1983

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: February 1, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc (46 minutes)

Abstract: Arthur James, a resident of Barlow, Kentucky, discusses his experiences during the First World War. Included in the interview are his feelings about the war, his training to be in the ambulance service, the differences in military camps and the changes that occurred following the war. He explains why he served in Panama rather than in Europe. He also discusses the type of work he did after the war.

Biographical / Historical note: Arthur James lived in Barlow, Kentucky before he enlisted in the United States Army. James was stationed first at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri then on to Camp Merritt, Cantonment in New Jersey for basic training. He was in the medical corps, Ambulance Company No. 8, 68th Division. When basic training was concluded he boarded the ship U.S.S. Kilpatrick in Hoboken, New Jersey and headed to Carzelle, Panama. Following the war he was stationed at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi then was discharged at Camp Pike in Little Rock, Arkansas.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Barlow, Kentucky

Jefferson Barracks

St. Louis, Missouri

Camp Merritt, New Jersey

Medical corps, Ambulance Company No. 8, 68th Division

Hoboken, New Jersey

Carzelle, Panama

Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Camp Pike, Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas

Research Notes: Abstract and transcription included with oral history.