My great grand uncle Edward Martin Lowry served in the United States Army for nine months during World War I. His 1917 draft registration card indicate that he was living at home with his parents at 184 W. Main Street in Leetonia, Ohio.
Ed served in the Ordnance Department, which was “charged with supplying the Army with arms, equipment, and ammunition…establishing and maintaining arsenals and depots for the manufacture, repair, and safe-keeping of ordnance, and provide horse equipments and field outfits for Soldiers, such as canteens, tin cups, knives, forks, and spoons.” Ed was inducted on 13 Aug 1918 and discharged on 27 Mar 1919. He remained a Private through his brief service.
Note: This photo previously appeared on the blog here.
Moss, James (1917). Officers’ manual. George Banta Publishing Company. p. 79.