6,000 men from Lawrence served in the First World War. Lawrence’s first draft registration was conducted on June 5, 1917. The National Guard also prepared for deployment. In addition to the two regular infantry companies and the battery, the headquarters company of the 102nd Field artillery and a sanitary detachment for the 101st Field Artillery were raised in Lawrence, besides the Fifth Massachusetts Infantry Drum Corps. The division served in these battles: Chemin des Dames Feb.6, 1918-March 3, 1918; Toule Boucos sector April 1, 1918-June 28, 1918; Pas Fini sector July 8, 1918-July 18, 1918 Aisne Marne offensive July 18, 1918-Aug. 4, 1918; St. Mihiel offensive Sept. 12, 1918-Sept. 16, 1918; Troyon sector Sept. 17, 1918-Oct. 8, 1918; Meuse Argonne offensive Oct. 10, 1918-Nov. 14, 1918.
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