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Arrested by police at 7:15 p.m. at Chelton and Germantown Avenue (Philadelphia) for failing to appear at 5:00 p.m. (diary entry, Sept. 22, 1917); took train to Camp Meade (diary entry, September 23, 2917); assigned to Co. C, 304 Eng.; declared a C.O. on October 12, 1917; transferred to C.O. barrack in October 1917; sailed for France on December 5, 1918 to work for the Friends Bureau Office of the American Red Cross; was mostly stationed in Dole-Jura and Clermont, cutting and loading lumber, and building houses; his fiancee, Ruth, wen to France at the same time; they married there on June 6, 1919; they sailed for the U.S. on September 30, 1919; had attended Elmira Free Academy and Cornell M.E.; was a Quaker.