Col. Frank Hume
Col. Frank M. Hume
Spanish American War
The photos below are of Hume and his men during the Spanish American War
WWI and the 103rd
Col. Frank M. Hume was the commanding officer of the 103rd Infantry during World War I.
In the early part of December, 1918, the Division Commander, Major General Hale, at a conference at Montigny-le-Roi, expressed his desire that the several organizations of the division take steps to properly record their history.
An order on this matter soon followed, and it is in compliance with this order that the following history or story of the 103rd Infantry has been written. Primarily its purpose is to record the events, the actions, and the facts, concerning the regiment from the time of its incorporation as a part of the 26th Division through the close of the war.
This primary purpose would be satisfied by a very few pages of statistics and data, given; for, just as any history would be dull if it contained nothing but dates, places, figures, and names, in the same measure would this story of the 103rd Infantry be dry and uninteresting if the circumstances, the life, and the atmosphere surrounding the events should be omitted.
Below are a collection of pictures sent to
Col. Frank Hume from Major General Hale.
Gifed to the museum by Max Lynds
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Col. Frank Hume during Armistice Day celebration in Market Square Houlton.
Col. Hume was involved in the Spanish–American War and World War I.
He earned the Army Distinguished Service Medal for his service,
as well as the Croix de Guerre.
Click on the medal to learn more
Col. Hume's Saber
Gifted to the Museum by Fred & Beth Ludwig