Creator

Date Original

1916-1928

Description

This collection contains World War I military records and personal papers of Thomas Tapscott Gill.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Tapscott Gill, son of George B. Gill and Genevieve Tapscott, was born October 2, 1895, atSearcy, White County, Arkansas. He volunteered for the United States Army on May 8, 1917. Hecompleted training at Fort Logan H. Roots, Arkansas, before serving on various bases during WorldWar I, including a short stint in France from October 28, 1918, to January 4, 1919. He was appointedas Second Lieutenant in the 83rd Field Artillery. He was discharged February 17, 1919, at Camp Knox,Kentucky. He was awarded the Victory Medal for his service in France. In 1923, he graduated from theUniversity of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1941, he wrote a book entitled"Air and Gas Compression." He died February 26, 1947, at Los Angeles, California.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; California; Kentucky; France

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.008.008

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Thomas Tapscott Gill papers, SMC.008.008

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Thomas Tapscott Gill papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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