Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Thomas Tapscott Gill papers, SMC.8.8

Thomas Tapscott Gill, son of George B. Gill and Genevieve Tapscott, was born October 2, 1895, at Searcy, White County, Arkansas. He volunteered for the United States Army on May 8, 1917. He completed training at Fort Logan H. Roots, Arkansas, before serving on various bases during World War I, including a short stint in France from October 28, 1918, to January 4, 1919. He was appointed as Second Lieutenant in the 83rd Field Artillery. He was discharged February 17, 1919, at Camp Knox, Kentucky. He was awarded the Victory Medal for his service in France. In 1923, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1941, he wrote a book entitled "Air and Gas Compression." He died February 26, 1947, at Los Angeles, California.
This collection contains World War I military records and personal papers of Thomas Tapscott Gill.

  • 1916 December 24: Newsclipping, "Jap Brown's Last Visit" by T.T. Gill, Arkansas Gazette (Reel MG00203)
  • 1917 May 24: Registration certificate number 318, Tapscott Gill
  • 1917 August 14: Discharge upon expiration of training camp, Fort Logan H. Roots, Arkansas
  • 1917 November 18: Appointment as Second Lieutenant Field Artillery Section Officers' Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States
  • 1918 January 24: Certificate of examination for tuberculosis and heart disease, Post Hospital, Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming
  • 1918 June 24: Certificate of physical fitness for overseas service, Camp Fremont, California
  • 1918 July 18: Certificate of physical fitness for overseas service, Camp Fremont, California
  • 1919 February 16: Discharge, Camp Henry Knox, Kentucky
  • 1920 July 15: Extract, Discharge of Officer to Secure Victory Medal, Thomas T. Scott
  • 1920 July 20: Certificate of Honorable Discharge, Pulaski County Circuit Clerk
  • 1923 April 24: United States Officer's Discharge, Pulaski County Circuit Clerk
  • 1923 May 16: Diploma, Bachelor of Science, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1924 May 11: United Daughters of the Confederacy Certificate, Cross of Service
  • 1920s: World War Record of Lineal Descendants of Confederate Veterans: Thomas T. Gill

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