The George E. Dicks Collection :
A Soldier's Experiences in World War I

George Eveleth Dicks was born in Natchez, Mississippi on September 17, 1887. He attended the Georgia School of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon faternity. In 1922, he married Emily Dalzell Read. The couple resided in New Orleans until George's death of congestive heart failure on November 29, 1953. They had one daughter, Emily Louise, born in 1925.

George E. Dicks was in service when the U.S. entered World War I. He was commissioned as a 1st Lt. and put in command of Battery 7, 141st Field Artillery, March 1917; transferred to Camp Beauregard, LA, Oct. 14, 1918; sailed for France July 28, 1918; ordered to Artillery School of Fire, Camp de Meucon, Vannes, France; transferred as observer to Air Service and detailed to Saint Makient, France, Sept. 19, 1918; transferred to 2nd Aviation Center, Tours, France, Oct. 3, 1918; detailed to 5th Army Aviation Observers School, Valdehon, France, Dec. 5, 1918; to Saint-Mihiel, March 1, 1919; to Nogent en Basigny, April 16, 1919 to Colmby les Belles, April 16, 1919; to Les Mans May 3, 1919; Appt. Commander of 166th Aero Squadron May 10, 1919; ordered to Brest May 18, 1919; returned to U.S. June 16, 1919; detailed to Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, July 1,1919; discharged July 5, 1919.

1 LT George E. Dicks was a member of the Washington Artillery who served in the 166th Aero Squadron in 1918-19. In addition to his clothing, insignia and accouterment, this collection contains dozens of photos including an album of images from the Mexican Border Campaign in 1916 with the 141 (Washington) Field Artillery and an album of images taken or purchased while serving in World War I. Also included are dozens of documents and 2 journals covering his WWI 1918-19 activity.

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The George E. Dicks Collection