1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Morris, William Sylvanus, 1888-1947.

  1. William Sylvanus Morris collection, 1917-2016 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    44 photographs.. manuscripts: 58 items. 1 computer optical disc ; 4 3/4 in.. -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    William Sylvanus Morris was born on May 5, 1888, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He served in the United States Army, 1917-1919, with the Headquarters Lines of Communication, American Expeditionary Force, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Paris, France and Bordeaux, France. The veteran served as a camp engineer and camp commander. He worked in a water supply department and designed water systems for camps, hospitals and training centers throughout France. He also oversaw the construction of a large hospital facility. In 1919, he was discharged as a First Lieutenant. Morris died in 1947.

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