Bert C. Whitney diary 1918-1919
Bert C. Whitney was born in Washington, Michigan, on March 3, 1893, the son of William H. Whitney and Lucy E. Mason. Following his father's death, his mother married John J. Baker, who had an older son, Park. Whitney worked for the Detroit United Railway before registering for the draft on October 7, 1917. He joined the 304th Sanitary Train later that month. Whitney served as a wagoner and ambulance driver in France between July 1918 and May 1919, and rose to the rank of sergeant. After the war, Whitney lived in Detroit, Michigan, where he worked as a builder. He and his wife Laura had one daughter, Jeanne Bertina. Bert C. Whitney died on May 3, 1973.