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September 19, 2021

Omaha Girl Becomes the Bride of Camp Cody Sergeant

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:59 am

Deming and Camp Cody friends of Sergeant Tommy Connoly and Miss Margarite Cahill are congratulating the happy young couple upon their marriage on Thursday evening, April 4, at the Deming Catholic church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Carne, only a few friends being present. Miss Cahill is the daughter of John M. Cahill, member of the Omaha police commission. Connoly also is from Omaha and is popular among his many friends and comrades at Camp Cody. – Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – Thursday April 11, 1918

Camp Cody Wedding, Deming, New Mexico 1918

September 11, 2021

Non-Effective Men at Camp Cody Decreasing in Very Gratifying Way

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:35 pm

In commenting upon the constant decrease in the number of non effective members of the 34th division, Major H. M. Nelly, division adjutant, says in Weekly Bulletin No. 32:

“The constantly decreasing non effective rate is very gratifying to all who are vitally interested in the health and effectiveness of this division. The improvement is not only seasonal, but reflects the intelligence and devotion to duty of the regimental medical officers and the company officers.”

“The early detection of bad habits and minor ailments is a characteristic of the officers of those organizations which have the low non effective rates and it is also noticeable that in these same organizations the men are very loyal to their officers. The conclusion is not difficult to draw. The number of sick per thousand for Camp Cody as a whole for Friday, April 19, 1918, was 26.14. – Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – May 2, 1918

Camp Cody Soldiers, Deming, New Mexico, 1917-1918

September 5, 2021

Camp Cody’s Soldier Poet

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:36 pm

Lieutenant C. S. Watson of company “I”, 134th infantry who has just published a book of verse, entitled “Spasms of the Times,” is a veteran of the Spanish-American war and has seen service on the border, being occupied at the latter place during 1916-1917. Camp Cody’s poet is an impromptu writer and is a source of great entertainment t his comrades. His works have been published broadcast in national magazines and periodicals. – Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – May 2, 1918

Lieut C. S. Watson – Camp Cody – Deming, New Mexico – 1918

August 28, 2021

Going to Camp Cody Medical Corp.

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:40 pm

First Lieutenants Harold S. Emfree, Jerome L. Fritschee and Lewis W. Maly, all D. C. R. A., have gone to the medical officers’ training camp at Camp Greenleaf, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., for a course of instruction. – Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – March 23, 1918


Camp Cody General’s Sister Dies

Major General A. P. Blocksom, commander of the 34th division here, has received the news of the death of his sister in Zanesville, Ohio. – Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – March 23, 1918

109th Eng. Supply Co. – Base Hospital Remount – Camp Cody, Deming, NM – 1918
General Blocksom – Camp Cody, Deming, NM

August 21, 2021

New Wings To Be Added to Y. M. C. A. Buildings at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:06 pm

E. F. Denison, director of the Y. M. C. A. in Camp Cody, who has just returned, with Henry Gronberg, business secretary of the same organization here, from a conference of secretaries of the southern department, in San Antonio, Texas, gave out today that a new wing would be added to the Y. M. C. A. Building No. 1, and another also to Y. M. C. A. Building No. 3. These wings are to be about 30 by 50 feet. The reason for these additions is the necessity for more room at those buildings, they being patronized by more soldiers that any others in camp.

Mr. Denison reports the arrival of Rev. Charles A. Decker, to be religious worker in this camp. Rev. Decker has been pastor of the South Bend Baptist church for the past seven years. – Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – March 23, 1918

Edward F. Denison – Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico
Camp Cody Soldiers Near YMCA Building, 1917-1918

August 15, 2021

Lieutenant James C. Pierson, Camp Cody Signal Officer

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:33 am

First Lieutenant James C. Pierson, camp signal officer, acting division signal officer, signal supply officer, having in charge the telephone and signal systems of the camp and on the side, training 50 carrier pigeons, does things so much like clock work that there is little confusion in his department, his office force consisting of himself, Lieutenant Frederick Dean and Private S. A. Riesenman.

When the new department is fully organized it will be know as the Camp Signal Headquarters Detachment with 12 men. Lieutenant Pierson will soon depose the old “magneto” telephone system in camp and have a modern system. There will also be installed 36 fire alarm boxes.

Ten years ago the lieutenant started U. S. Signal work in Ohio, since that time building telephone systems in Alaska, which he traversed from end to end, going 1900 miles up the Yukon river, his wife being with him a portion of the time. At one place he could see the sun 24 hours a day.

He came to Camp Cody in April and it is remarkable that in his ten years strenuous service he has never lost a day. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – October 24, 1918

Lieut. James C. Pierson – Camp Cody, Deming, NM -1918

August 9, 2021

Lieutenant Cobbey Gets Duty As Camp Cody Chaplain at Hospital

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:07 am

Lieutenant Jean Coffey, chaplain of the 134th infantry (5th Nebraska Infantry), has had assigned to him the additional duty of chaplain at the new Camp Cody base hospital. He is back on Sunday to conduct the religious services of his regiment.


Personnel System Helps

“The practical worth of the personnel system recently installed at Camp Cody is being daily demonstrated,” said Captain Newport W. Larimore, who is the chief of the department. “We are constantly receiving request for mathematicians, carpenters, mechanics, stenographers and experts of all kinds, and we are able to supply them on short notice. What required weeks to accomplish before is now being done in minutes.” – Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – January 1, 1918

4th Nebraska And 3rd Minnesota – Deming, New Mexico – 1918

August 2, 2021

Means Days of Less Meat and Wheat in Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 12:53 am

The 34th division headquarters has issued the following memorandum:

“It has been brought to the attention of the war department that the most violent kickers against ‘meat-less day’ and ‘wheat-less day’ are men in army uniforms.

“It would also seem just that, as the people of this country are making sacrifices to supply our soldiers in the cantonments with all the beef and wheat flour that they require, officers and soldiers, when eating in civilian hotels, restaurants, dining cars, etc., should subscribe to our self-imposed regulations.”

“It is therefore directed that where such regulations or instructions regarding these days are brought to the notice of any member of this command, strict compliance and adherence with the ideas of the authorities in this respect be observed. – Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – January 1, 1918

4th Nebraska And 3rd Minnesota – Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico – 1917

July 18, 2021

January Figures Show Activity at Camp Cody “Y’s” Seven Big Buildings

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 1:20 am

During the month of January 210,360 envelopes and nearly, if not quite 500,000 sheets of Y. M. C. A. Stationery were given out across the counters at the seven Y. M. C. A. Buildings at Camp Cody. Stamps to the value of $13,037 were sold, and money orders aggregating $38,606 were filled out for the boys. During the same time 7664 withdrawals of library books were recorded; 3481 visits to army boys’ sick beds made by the secretaries, and 267 meeting and entertainments provided for the boys, who responded with a total attendance of 62,258.

During the month 486 men participated in organized football games under “Y” auspices; 10,279 in volley ball contests, while hundreds of others engaged in baseball and basketball, boxing, wrestling and similar activities. – Camp Cody, Trench and Camp Newspaper – February 16, 1918

4th Nebraska And 3rd Minnesota Building at Camp Cody, Deming, NM 1918

July 11, 2021

Influenza Takes 1000 Men at Camp Dix That Were From Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:32 pm

According to a letter received from Mrs. B. H. Wilder, wife of lieutenant Wilder, formerly of Camp Cody, but now overseas, by J. A. Zander, 1000 men who went from Camp Cody to Camp Dix, died of influenza. She also said: “The doctors at Camp Dix say the Camp Cody boys are the finest bunch of boys ever sent across.”

Discharged Soldiers Can Get work on Arizona Road

S. J. Smith, government employment agent, is recruiting men every day for labor on the Apache railway in Arizona, and fro common laborers at Fort Bayard. Any soldiers discharged from Camp Cody desiring jobs as laborers, may apply to Mr. Smith, one door south of the Bank of Deming. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 28, 1918

Scene At A Military Funeral – Deming, New Mexico
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