Photographs of Allied troops have found their way into family albums through wartime friendships.
This soldier is wearing a Montana peak hat which was replaced with the more practical Overseas cap once the troops arrived in Europe.The overseas cap was a folded woollen item based on the French "Bonnet de police" ;similar to a British forage cap.
Photograph above probably taken in America.
Collar discs are rarely legible in photographs but a selection is shown below for reference purposes.
NATIONAL DISC worn on a man's right hand collar
|United States Regular Army Collar Disc
|United States National Army [equivalent to British "Service Battalions"]
|United States National Guard [equivalent to British "Territorial Battalions"]
Arm of Service Collar Disc worn on a man's left hand collar.
|'B' Company 15th Infantry A Regular Army Regiment(worn with US disc)
|'G' Company 129th Infantry A National Army Regiment (Worn with USNA disc)
|'D' battery 337th Artillery
|United States Corps of Engineers
|United States Signals Corps
|United States Medical Corps
|Quartermasters Equivalent to the British Army Service Corps