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Franklin and Marshall College Alumni in World War I

Diaries of J. Reah Hollinger (F&M 1917), 1918-1919, and David A. Landis (F&M Academy 1914), 1918-1919

David A. Landis (F&M Academy 1914)

Photograph of David A. Landis (courtesy of James Landis and PA State Archives)

David A. Landis (1897-1967)

David Allen Landis, born April 8, 1897 in East Petersburg, PA, was a 1914 graduate of the Franklin and Marshall Academy. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1918 Landis enlisted on June 3, 1918 in Company F of the 26th Engineers Regiment (U.S. Army). Landis's diary covers the period from July 30, 1918 to March 21, 1919.


Images and transcriptions of the Landis diary available in the World War I Diaries Collection on Scholars Square

Images and Transcription of 1918-1919 diary

This annotated transcription by Emily Hawk provide editorial clarification in {brackets} as well as footnote references that provide additional context for Landis's diary entries.


Map of David Landis's service in France and Germany, 1918

This map by Emily Hawk traces and identifies locations in France and Germany where David Landis's company saw service.


History of the 26th Engineers

Learn more about the history of the 26th Engineers Regiment at this link -

History of the 26th Engineers Regiment