Original U.S. WWI Marine Named Good Conduct and Haitian Campaign Medal - Albert G. Barnett
Soon after the landing of the U.S. Marines in Haiti, in August 1915, it became apparent that the existing police and military forces of Haiti were in need of a complete reorganization. With this in view, steps were taken towards the institution of a Haitian Military Police organization which would take the place of all the existing military and police forces of the Republic.
This idea met with the favor of the Haitian and the United States governments and on September 16, 1919, a Treaty was signed between the two powers which among other agreements stipulated that a Gendarmerie should be organized which should take over all the military and police activities of Haiti. The enlisted men of this organization were to be Haitians and the officers to be Americans until such a time as qualified Haitians could be found to take the places of these latter.
The medals and other articles in this set include:
- Original WWI USMC Good Conduct Medal engraved on the medal:
- Original WWI USMC 1915 Haitian Campaign Medal numbered on the rim 2833.
The Haitian Campaign Medal was a United States Navy military award which was first established on June 22, 1917. The medal was first intended for members of both the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps who had served ashore in Haiti from and or was aboard the cruiser and flagship USS Washington (ACR-11) or any of the other thirteen named ships of the United States fleet under the command of Rear Admiral William B. Caperton on July 9 through December 6, 1915,for the purpose of protecting life and property during a revolution in Haiti.
Albert Barnett served in 1915 in Haiti with the 13th Artillery Co and from 3-30 September served at Cape Haitian, and on 26 September participated in an engagement hostile Haitian Ca, Carrefour-de-Trous. Served from 1-15 October Cape Haitian and to 16-30 October Grande Riviere. During the month of October Barnett a lot more against the Cacos Bandits. Operated against hostile Haitian in the Grande Riviere region from 16 to 30 October. On 16 October participated in the occupation of the Grande Riviere, and again on 22 October participated in the repulse of the attack on Bahon. Once more on 23 to 25 October parti( a series of skirmishes with hostile Haitian along the railroad line between Grande Riviere and Bahon, and yet again on 28 October participated in tb on Forte Riviere. During the month of 1-30 November Grande Riviere he participated in engagements with the hostile Cacos forces in Northern Ha following dates provide specific dates and details. On 1 November participated in a skirmish with hostile Haitians along the railroad between Gran( and Bahon, and on 5 November was part of the Marine forces that captured Fort Capois. And, on 8 November was a member of the occupation fort Camp Berthol, and again on 12 November participated in a skirmish with insurgents at Caracol. Barely half way through the month he again saw ac the 17 November participated in the attack and capture of Forte Riviere, and once again on 16 to 20 November operated as a counter insurgency for Fort Riviere. The month of December saw him from 1-22 December Grande Riviere, and also 23-31 December Cape Haitian. His unit was then sen Dominican Republic 1916 with the Field & Staff 2nd Regiment, and they arrived on the 21s of May. They were there from the 21-31 May - Arrive( Domingo via the USS Panther on the 21st of May, and when this detachment landed it participated in the occupation of Santo Domingo during the stages Of the campaign.
Overall an extremely rare collection named to an Marine that served in the Haitian campaign!
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