Charles Colville Jr. (1894-1955) Papers (KC0044)
Charles Colville, Jr., entered service in the United States Navy on July 2, 1917 at Nashville, Tennessee. He went through basic training at Norfolk, Virginia and additional training at Charleston, South Carolina and Cambridge, Massachusetts, before serving on a troop transport ship during World War I. After the war, Colville served aboard the U.S.S. New Orleans in the Pacific and took part in the Allied landing in Siberia in 1919.
Charles Colville, Jr., kept a diary for the period he served in the United States Navy during World War I. The diary depicts his basic training, his service on a troop transport ship, and his post-armistice service in the Pacific and Siberia. Also included is a list of names designated as “Company 24,” which was apparently his training company. There is also a series of addresses of friends and associates. 1917-1919.
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