Clyde Carl Sumner
Submitted by: Dr. Gordon Sumner, Ph.D.
Clyde Carl Sumner served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 5 June 1917 - 14 Feb 1919.
Enlisted in the National Guard HQ'd in Jacksonville, FL, June 5th, 1917, age 23 and 9 months living in Vilas, (Liberty Cty), Florida.
Assigned to Company H, 1st Separate Battalion of Infantry, Florida National Guard.
Reassigned to Co B, 117th Machine Gun Battalion (still infantry) until 27 Oct 1918.
Reassigned to Co A, 324th Machine Gun Battalion until discharged.
Promoted to Corporal 6 Aug 1917; promoted to Sergeant 8 Jan 1918. Served overseas during WWI 16 Oct 1918 - 31 Jan 1919. Service #: 1,340,738.
Thirty-first, 31st Division (Alabama, Florida, Georgia National Guard)
Source No. 2: 31st (old 10) Division - Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Trained at Camp Wheeler in Macon, Ga.
Source No. 3: 31st Division - Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and part of Virginia.
Nickname: Dixie Division
121st, 122nd, 123rd, 124th Infantry (Inf.) 116th, 117th, 118th Artillery (Art.) 116th, 117th, 118th Machine Gun (M. G.) 106th Engineers (Eng.) Major General Commanding: Leroy S. Lyon.
At Brest when armistice signed. Married Hattie Esther Thompson from Orange, (Liberty Cty), Florida, 8 Oct 1919 in Orange, FL.