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William M. Andersen World War I Collection, 1916-1934, MS 3140
Finding Aid to the William M. Andersen World War I Collection, 1916-1934, MS 3140
H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society
William M. Andersen World War I Collection
Andersen, William Madsen.
2 folders, 1 box
Collection contains documents relating to William Madsen Andersen’s service in the Quartermaster Corps during World War I.
H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Open to the public without restrictions.
Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.
Gift of Dr. William A. Andersen, June, 1995.
Processed by Lara Westwood, December, 2013.
William Madsen Andersen served in the Quartermaster Corps during World War I. Andersen was born in Baltimore in 1892 to Andrew and Mary Fraser Andersen. He married Mary Jane Beemer, and had three children, William Andrew, Sarah Alexa, and Nancy Jane. In his civilian life, Andersen worked in banking and commerce. These skills allowed him to join the Quartermaster Corps, and he received the rank of Second Lieutenant. He worked in payroll for Base Hospital 60, which operated out of Bazoilles-sur-Meuses, Department of Vosges, France. The hospital cared for patients until March 31, 1919, when it was decommissioned. Andersen’s service ended with the closing of the hospital and returned to the United States on July 2, 1919. He died in 1934.
Scope and Content
The collection contains documents relating to William Madsen Andersen’s service in the Quartermaster Corps during World War I. Materials include recommendations for promotions, discharge papers, and the payroll for Base Hospital 60 for November, 1918.
The documents are arranged by type and ordered chronologically.
Photographs and official documents
1916-1921; No date
Military letters and telegrams