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Private Bivuty Vushon Mukerji

Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo

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Private Bivuty Vushon Mukerji served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known April 3, 1918 to May 1, 1918.

 

Private Bivuty Vushon Mukerji was born about 1892 or 1893 in Calcutta, British India. Mukerji completed medical studies at the Glasgow University in Scotland on October 18, 1910. He immigrated to the U.S. prior to 1918 and settled in New York City. He lived at 415 W 22 St in Manhattan.

By 1917, Mukerji had his first papers and registered for the draft on June 5. Mukerji's draft card listed his race as Caucasian (White).

On April 3, 1918, Mukerji was inducted into the U.S. military at age of 26 or 27. He was assigned to the 152 Depot Brigade at Camp Upton in Long Island, New York. His New York military service abstract recorded that he served with the brigade until discharge and did not serve overseas.

The April 24, 1918 U.S. Army Transport Service Passenger List, recorded him as leaving from Hoboken, New Jersey on the ship Leviathan with the 152nd Field Artillery Brigade. However, his name was crossed out on the list. Private Mukerji was discharged on May 1, 1918 and was not recommended for reenlistment.

After his military service, Mukerji went to Europe to continue his medical studies. He departed New York City and arrived to Liverpool, England on September 19, 1919 on the ship Celtic. The U.K. Incoming Passenger List from this date listed his occupation as an engineer.

At some point he returned to New York between 1919 and 1921. Mukerji left New York again and arrived to Glasgow, Scotland on June 24, 1922 on the ship Algeria.The U.K Incoming Passenger List from this date also listed his occupation as an engineer and address in Scotland as 36 Otago street Hillhead Glasgow . He returned to the U.S. , arriving in Boston, Massachusetts from Scotland on July 25, 1925 on ship California.

By World War II, Mukerji was living in Essex, New Jersey and not practicing medicine. His World War II draft card listed his race as white.

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