322nd Field Artillery

of WW1

This page is dedicated to the 322nd Field Artillery that fought in France during the First World War. Most of the data will come from the book that detailed the history of this unit, from it's inception, to it's mustering out. There is also a diary, written by my grandfather, Bernard E Fromholt, that he wrote while a soldier in this unit. He attained the rank of Corporal.

This diary, which starts from when they were moved out of their training camp in Ohio in 1918, gives some information on where they fought and the conditions thay endured. It ends upon their return to New York City in 1919.

The "James E Ryan Post 322" in West Alexandria,Ohio has a picture of the men of Battery "D" hanging on their wall.If you have a ancestor in hthis battery and would like to see the picture,you can visit during normal operating hours.I am hoping to have a copy of the picture on this website in the future.

Wright State University at Dayton,Ohio has a great collection of information on the 322nd FA in their Archives Lirary.This is on the fourth flor,and is open limited hours,although it is open five days a week.(Closed saturdays.It has many pictures,as well as obituaries of men from the 322nd.Took me about three hours to glance through it,will be going back to collect more information.I am in process of adding data on the men named in these files to the web site.First set already posted as of 15 Jan,2001.

The last vetrean from to 322nd to pass away that I have found so far was Ambrose Macher, who died 15 May 1995 at he age of 100 years and five months.

The longest living veteran from the 322nd that I have found was Harry Michael Dover. He was born 18 october, 1886 in Webster, Pennsylvania, and died on 22 December 1989 in Finleyville, Pennsylvania at the age of 103 years,2 months, and 4 days.

I am also going to add lists of the men in each battery, and where they lived in 1920. Also plan on posting a list of those killed or died during the war, as well as those wounded. There will be maps showing the locations of their positions in the region of the Argon Forest.

I now have information from the 1936 Reunion Program. In it is a roster of the whole unit. This is an interesting book, as it has every soldier listed, alphabeticaly, and not broken down by battery. Of significant interest is teh fact that I've found discrepencies between this roster, and the battery roster from the 1921 book on hte regimental history. I've noticed a few names not mentioned in one book, and others were listed in another battery in the reunion program. Eventually, I would like to type up and post this program, as it would be a great cross-reference.