Weldon McCoy Barr
Weldon is in the back row, on the left, the first soldier. All war pictures were taken by Weldon. Weldon McCoy Barr was born and raised in Franklin, Venango County Pennsylvania. Early in 1918, he was voluntarily inducted into the United States Army when he was 25. He was sent to Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh to the Langdon School of Aeronautics, because he was a pattern maker by trade. Then he went to Camp Hancock, Georgia and later moved to Camp Upton in New Jersey. He was shipped again overseas on the ward liner Siboney where he was an acting sergeant in charge of the 5th Casual Company. He landed at Brest, France and camped with 3,000 others between the hedges in 6 to 10 inches of mud. Following his experience in Brest, he was shipped off in a boxcar to Ordnance Headquaters in Mehune Surerve, France. He was shipped off to Suasson with the French, repairing machine guns and other ordnance. After the Amistice was signed he was sent back to ordnance headquarters in Mehune. In July 1919 he returned to the United States on the Mallory and was discharged at Camp Dix.
Ordnance Sergeant Weldon M. Barr U.S. Army