Named WWI Army Engineer Officer Insignia Group
An insignia group of C.E. Whitney, an officer of the 6th Engineers who served as Assistant to the Chief Engineer of the 4th Army Corps of the American Expeditionary Force. The group consists of the following items:
– Multi piece wool 4th Corps shoulder patch, removed from a uniform and showing surface soiling;
– 3rd Army of Occupation patch with bullion embroidered “A”, removed from a uniform and with age toning to the bullion;
– Army dog tag, named to “C.E. Whitney / Capt. E.O.R.C. / 6 U.S. Engr. / U.S.A.”.
– Identification bracelet, named “Major C.E. Whitney / Assistant to Chief Engineer / 4th Army Corps”; the reverse is maker marked “Kirby, Beard& Co.”;
-Identification bracelet named “C. E. Whitney Captain 6th U.S. Engineers”;
– Two small identifications tags, each engraved “C.E. Whitney / Captain / 6th U.S. Engineers”. The tags are on their original neck chain which also has a small Cross of Lorraine on the chain;
– A two place, pin back, ribbon bar with ribbons for the U.S. Army Philippine Insurrection Campaign Medal and the WWI Victory Medal with 7 battle stars. The ribbon had an 8th star which is now missing;
– A set of solid, pin back, rank insignia for the rank of Captain;
– A set of gold bullion rank insignia for the rank of Major;
– A set of Engineer Officer collar insignia;
– A set of 3 gold bullion overseas stripes reflecting 18 months service overseas during World War I. The insignia was removed from a uniform and there is some moth damage to the wool base;
– Army officer cap cord for the campaign hat, with some fraying from wear and with age toning to the gold bullion.