111th Quartermaster Regiment, Texas National Guard, was organized in July,
1917, as the Texas Supply Train, Texas National Guard, drafted into the
Federal service for the World War, August 5, 1917, and became the 117th
Supply Train of the 42nd Division. It served overseas during the World War
and in the Army of Occupation in Germany from October 31, 1917, to April
29, 1919, and participated in combat as follows:
July 15 to July 18, 1918; Aisne-Marne, July 25 to August 6, 1918; St.
Mihiel, September 12 to September 16, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, October 5, to
November 10, 1918; Luneville Sector (Lorraine), February 22 to March 22,
1918; Baccarat Sector (Lorraine), March 28 to June 21, 1918
Esperance-Sousin Sector (Champagne), July 5 to July 14, 1918; Essey-Pannes
Sector (Lorraine), September 17 to October I, 1918.
117th Supply Train was demobilized at Camp Bowie, Texas, in May, 1919.
October, 1917, there was organized in the Texas National Guard, which was
then in the Federal service, the 111th Supply Train of the 36th Division.
This unit served overseas during the World War from July 21, 1918, to June
3, 1919, and participated in combat as follows: Meuse-Argonne, October
111th Supply Train was demobilized at Camp Bowie, Texas, in June, 1919.
36th Division Quartermaster Train was organized in the Texas National
Guard during the years 1923-1937, and in 1926 the 117th Supply Train and
the 111th Supply Train were reconstituted and consolidated with it. It was
redesignated as the 111th Quartermaster Regiment, Texas National Guard,
April 1, 1936.
the provisions of the AR 260-10, the HIM Quartermaster Regiment is
entitled to silk streamers in the colors of the Victory ribbon,
embroidered as follows:
Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Lorraine, Champagne.
identifies the organization as a Quartermaster unit. Blue represents
infantry division assignment. World War service in the 42nd Division is
indicated by the rainbow.
after the entry of the United States into the World War, certain units of
the 15th National Guard Infantry Division were allotted to the Texas
National Guard, including one divisional supply train. Shortly after the
draft of August 5, 1917, the Texas Supply Train was designated to be the
42nd (Rainbow) Division Supply Train. It became the 17th Supply Train,
42nd Division, sailing for France October 31, 1917, and arriving at Brest,
42nd Division (less artillery) trained in the Vaucoouleurs, Rimaucourt and
Rolampont areas. To complete its training, the 42nd Division was attached
to the French Seventh Army Corps in the Luneville Sector, February 21,
1918, and participated in raids and routine trench warfare.
March 31 the division took over the Baccarat Sector. On June 21 the
division was withdrawn and proceeded to the east of Rheims, taking part in
the Champagne-Marne defensive as part of the Fourth French Army. The
division occupied the support line, but the German attack on July 15
penetrated the front-line positions, enabling the division's artillery and
part of the infantry to become actively engaged.
July 17 the division was withdrawn to the ChateauThierry vicinity. From
July 25 to August 3, the division participated in the Aisne-Marne
offensive as part of the First Army Corps, capturing Croix Rouge Ferme and
Sergy, and engaging in severe fighting at the crossing of the Ourq River.
In the St. Mihiel offensive, September 12 to 16, 1918, the division was in
the attacking line of the Fourth Army Corps. It remained in the front line
positions until September 30, when it was withdrawn and moved to the
region south of Verdun as part of the reserve of the First Army.
the Meuse-Argonne offensive, the division relieved the First Division,
Fifth Army Corps, in the front line north of Exermont, October 13, 1918.
During the last of October the division was relieved by the Second
Division and passed to the reserve of the First Army Corps. On November 5
the division again attacked. By November 10 the division was relieved.
the Armistice, the division was assigned to the Army of Occupation and
began its march into Germany. Headquarters were established at Ahrweiler
until the return of the division to the United States. The 117th Supply
Train landed on April 29, 1919, and was demobilized at Camp Bowie May 15.
the assignment of the Texas Supply Train to the 42nd Division as the 117th
Supply Train, it became necessary to reorganize a supply train for the
36th Division. By October 1, 1917, the 111th Supply Train was organized by
transfer of suitable men from the entire division. It sailed for France in
July and arrived August 12, 1918. It was sent with other units of the 36th
Division to the 13th Training area near Bar-sur-Aube. On September 26 it
was moved by rail to Epernay and Chalons with division headquarters at
Pocancy, Department of the Marne. Here the 111th Supply Train remained for
about 10 days as a reserve of the French Group of Armies of the Center,
servicing the Fifth French Army with supplies.
October 3, 1918, the 36th Division was transferred to the Fourth French
Army, the 111th Supply Train participating in the Meuse-Argonne offensive
(Champagne) October 7-28. The relief of the 36th Division began on October
26, and was completed several days later. After assembling in the
Suippes-Sommes-Suippes area, the division moved to the Tricourt area, then
to the 16th Training area around Tonnerre.