Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


John M. Carnie Papers

Dates: 1918-1977. Bulk Date Span: 1918-1920.

Mess Sergeant, Battery D, 129th Field Artillery.

The papers of John M. Carnie include an appointment book, an invitation, a letter, and a news clipping concerning Carnie's service in World War I as a sergeant in Captain Harry S. Truman's battery.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 2.5 linear inches (about 30 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: No donation of copyright was received with this collection. Documents created by U.S. Government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents in this collection presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Christina Faoro (2016) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

John Milne Carnie was born in 1894 and lived in Butler, Missouri. He volunteered for theArmy in 1917 and was inducted on July 31, 1917 in Kansas City, Missouri. He became a sergeant in March of 1918 and served overseas from May 20, 1918 to July 30, 1919. Carnie was honorably discharged with no disability.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of John M. Carnie include an appointment book, an invitation, a letter, and a news clipping concerning Carnie's service in World War I as a sergeant in Harry S. Truman's battery. The collection is arranged in a Subject File.

The Subject File contains an appointment book from Kansas City Life Insurance for 1918. This appointment book consists of both schedules and small notes from Carnie to himself pertaining to Battery D's military activities. The series also contains an invitation to the Battery D Reunion in 1920 and a letter from King George V thanking United States soldiers for joining with England in the war. Also included is a newspaper clipping from 1977 discussing Battery D and the ethnicity of those who were in it.

More information about the 129th Field Artillery and Battery D during Captain Truman's time can be found in the Harry S. Truman Papers (Papers Pertaining to Family, Business, and Personal Affairs) and Record Group 391: Records of U. S. Regular Army Mobile Units: Records of Battery D, 129th Field Artillery.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1918-1977
Appointment book, invitation, letter, and news clipping concerning John Carnie and his service in World War I as a sergeant in Harry S. Truman's battery. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    SUBJECT FILE, 1918-1977
Box 1
  • Appointment Book
  • Battery D Reunion Program
  • King George V
  • Newspaper Clipping

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