Daniel Aloysius Byrne Papers, 1891-1961 (S0284)

0.15 cubic foot

 Finding Aid

The Daniel Aloysius Byrne Papers contain photographs, military registration cards, and a diary pertaining to Byrne’s early life and service in the United States Army during World War I. A St. Louis native, Daniel Aloysius Byrne (1891-1976) served in Company B, 114th Field Signal Battalion, 39th Infantry Division, primarily overseeing telephone exchanges in France after the November 11 armistice. Materials of interest include Byrne’s diary, which documents his experiences training at Camps Pike and Beauregard; encountering German submarines while crossing the Atlantic Ocean onboard the U.S.S. DeKalb; and witnessing air battles between American and German forces near Ippecourt, France.