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Captain James Hughes is in the center of this group of soldiers of the 13th Field Artillery. They are attending a Motor Transport School at Camp Holabird, Maryland. During World War I, Camp Holabird supplied the American Expeditionary Force in France with Detroit-made vehicles. Thousands of military personnel were trained there to drive and repair automobiles and trucks. After the war the camp became home to the Holabird Quartermaster Depot.13 F.A. This photo was taken in September 1919. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: September 1919

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Item Number: 314909
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 338
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314909

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