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Lawrence State Armory

Lawrence Public Library

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6,000 men from Lawrence served in the First World War. Lawrence’s first draft registration was conducted on June 5, 1917. The National Guard also prepared for deployment. In addition to the two regular infantry companies and the battery, the headquarters company of the 102nd Field artillery and a sanitary detachment for the 101st Field Artillery were raised in Lawrence, besides the Fifth Massachusetts Infantry Drum Corps. The division served in these battles: Chemin des Dames Feb.6, 1918 to March 3, 1918; Toule Boucos sector April 1, 1918 to June 28, 1918; Pas Fini sector July 8, 1918 to July 18, 1918 Aisne Marne offensive July 18, 1918 to Aug. 4, 1918; St. Mihiel offensive Sept. 12, 1918 to Sept. 16, 1918; Troyon sector Sept. 17, 1918 to Oct. 8, 1918; and Meuse Argonne offensive Oct. 10, 1918 to Nov. 14, 1918.

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