using a squad of men, eight in number.
My tent was headed by Corporal Frank Hurley, and later by Corporal William Harris, who, sad to relate, was blown to pieces by a large shell which exploded just as Corporal Harris and several other members of the company reached a shell hole.
Captain Magee commanded the company.
He was one of the finest, most considerate men I have ever served under.
He was loved by every man in the company and respected by all. John Tidd was first lieutenant and Frank Gibbs was second lieutenant.
Ten sergeants and one hundred and fifty men all told comprised the company war strength.
Scott MacCauley was top sergeant, and early every morning he would take the company out on the banks of the river for exercises.
On July 25, 1917, the company was mustered into Federal service with an elaborate ceremony.
About a week later, after a farewell speech by His Honor Mayor Haines, the company left in open cars for Camp Darling, Framingham, Mass. We pitched our