John B. Marshall Papers, 1916-1919

Accession: 2011-009
Extent: .26 linear foot
Restrictions: None.
Copyright: Copyright for some items has been transferred to the University of Louisville


John B. "Jack" Marshall served during World War I in France with a U. S. Sanitary Ambulance Unit (Section 5). Jack Marshall died at Louisville on March 30, 1948 at age 54 and was buried in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

Brief Description of the Collection

The Marshall Papers consist largely of photographs he presumably took from his departure for Europe until he left the battle zone. The photographs were found in two photo albums and in an unsorted group. Marshall identified many of the photos of frontline scenes, military equipment, soldiers and events in a decorative script.

The manuscript material includes military directives and commendations (in both French and English), some personal writings, undated clippings, a map of rural France, a published 1918 Flag Presentation Brochure and a one page chronicle of the unit's service.

Box List

  • Photo Album #1
  • Folder 1: Photo Album #2
  • Folder 2: Loose Photographs
  • Folder 3: Manuscript Material
  • Folder 4: Map and Brochure
  • Folder 5: Poem and Undated Clipping