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Alberta E. McKeever Scrapbook

 Accession — Scrapbook box, oversized: 1, Item: 1
Identifier: WV 0736

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Alberta E. McKeever, of South Oil City, Pennsylvania, served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps with Base Hospital No. 27 in France from 1917-1919. Base Hospital No. 27 was a U.S. Army Reserve hospital first organized in 1916 by the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. The hospital staff were called to active service in August 1917. They trained for five weeks in Allentown, Pennsylvania and set sail to Liverpool, England on the transport ship the S.S. Lapland on 27 September, 1917. On 19 October, 1917 they arrived at their assignment in Angers, France. The hospital closed on 5 January, 1919 and the staff were demobilized at Camp Dix, New Jersey on 25 March, 1919. The 52-page scrapbook contains photographs, postcards, a Foreign Service Certificate issued by the War Council of the American Red Cross, and a signed welcome letter to American Servicemen from King George V.

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Purchased from Kurt A. Sanftleben.

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  • 1917 - 1919



0.02 Linear Feet (1 clamshell box.)

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  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


1 scrapbook.