Discover Your Military Ancestor in the 113th Field Artillery, 30th Infantry Division Roster

We hope you’ve succeeded in finding ways to continue your research at home while many archives and libraries remained closed. This week we’re highlighting the RosterĀ of the 113th Field Artillery, 30th Infantry Division (NC National Guard), from WWI.

“The 30th was first assembled as a division on 3 August 1917 when it went into training at Camp Sevier, South Carolina. From the outset, the 30th was known as the “Old Hickory” Division in honor of Major General Andrew Jackson (1767-1845). The division shoulder patch contains a blue H within a blue O on a red background with the Roman numeral XXX across the crossbar of the H, symbolizing “Old Hickory” and the 30th Division.

The 30th completed training at Camp Sevier on 1 May 1918 and sailed to England where it was assigned to the British Armies in northern France for training in trench warfare. The 30th entered combat on 9 July 1918 and during the next four months compiled an outstanding combat record; its most notable achievement being the cracking of the Hindenburg Line.

Following World War I and its return to the United States, the 30th was deactivated.”1

The 113th Field Artillery Regiment Roster collection is composed of one 40-page typed list containing the names and addresses of all of the members of the 113th Field Artillery Regiment, 30th Division, U.S. Army, during World War I. The majority of the members of this unit were from North Carolina, as the 113th was before WWI a North Carolina National Guard unit. The list is organized by geographically, beginning with all of the North Carolina members listed by county. The North Carolina counties are in alphabetical order, but the names within the counties are not alphabetical. After the North Carolina members, the remaining non-North Carolinians are organized by state name, with the state names organized alphabetically. The last page contains a listing of 113th members native to other countries who were attached to or foreigners in the United States who signed up for service with the 113th Field Artillery.2

1. John Pike, “30th Enhanced Heavy Separate Brigade,” last modified May 7, 2011, https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/30in-bde.htm.
2. 13th Field Artillery RegimentĀ Roster, WWI 118, WWI Papers, Military Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.

Related Links

Read the History of the 113th Field Artillery 30th Division by Arthur Lloyd Fletcher.
Locate burial information for members of the 113th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th Infantry Division.