Biddeford National Band at Camp Ellis, 1919

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Biddeford National Band at Camp Ellis, 1919

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The Biddeford National Band formed during World War I after the famous Painchaud's Band went into service as the official band of the First Maine Regiment.

This is the only known photo of the band, taken at Camp Ellis in 1919. The president of the band in 1919 was Roy Sherwood, a clerk from Saco.

Front Row, seated from left to right: Joseph Gagne, Ivan Gendron, George Gendron, Eliadore Belleros, Joseph Tardif, Daniel Hickey; Second row left to right: ? Lantagne, Louis Gendron, unknown, unknown, Archie Girouard, band leader, unknown, ? Sherwood, ?Sherwood, Fred Bernier; Third row left to right: unknown, Stanley Gendron, ? Sherwood, Sam Bernier, Victor Bart, ? Sherwood. The drummer boy was ? Neault.

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  • Title: Biddeford National Band at Camp Ellis, 1919
  • Creator: Biddeford National Band
  • Creation Date: 1919-08-24
  • Subject Date: 1919-08-24
  • Local Name: Camp Ellis
  • Town: Biddeford, Saco
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 25 cm
  • Local Code: 1437
  • Collection: General Image Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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