GAS ATTACK 15 CAPT. PERCY E. NAGLE, CO. G, 102B AMMUNITION TRAIN. There isn’t a man down here at camp, but sm iles when he thinks of Percy E. Nagle. If there is a better natured and more generally, well-liked officer at Camp W adsw o rth we have yet to m eet him. From the start of his career, he has stood out prom inently in every endeavor to which he has given his tim e and energy. He rowed on the fam ous M etropolitan “E ight” of the days of *82-’83 and ’84, th a t fam ous crew that held many cham pionships and a record of never being defeated. He has been Com m issioner of Street Cleaning for the City of New York. His m ilitary record has been one of pro gression. It could hardly be otherw ise, for a glance at the fighting stock from, which he is a descendant, shows man after m an who were officers of high rank. Captain Nagle was born in County Cork, Ireland, and is a direct descendant of Ed mund Burke, the greatest patriot in the his tory of Ireland. He rem em b e rs w ith pride Ms uncles Adm iral Sir Edm u n d Nagle, K. 0. B., and L ieutenant B u rton Nagle of the 17th Lancers, one of the survivors of the his tory-m aking “Charge of the Light B rigade.” Two of Ms nephews, one a Captain and one a Lieutenant, have already given their lives to the cause for which we are now serving. . A cousin, Sergt. F rank Nagle of the M a ssachusetts Engineers, was one of the first eight A m ericans to be killed “in action,” in France. Col. G a rret Nagle, a cousin, as a Captain was reported killed at A n titiem , and about a year later this report was supplem ented by an official order creating him a Major, and not w ithstanding the early exaggerated account of his death, he lived until 1912, at which tim e he ranked as a colonel. Captain Nagle enlisted as a private in the 69th N. Y. Inf. 20 years ago, and rose through the various ranks in the regim e n t and brigade to the rank of Lieut. CbL, w h ich comm ission he received N ovem b er 15th, 1912. On July 6th, 1917, he resigned this rank, and on the sam e day enlisted as a private in the 102nd Ammunition Train, the W a r D epartm ent, w aiving all age lim it reg ulations, in his case. On the day of his en listm e n t in the 102nd Ammunition Train, he was comm issioned a 1st Lieutenant, F. A., and assigned to duty w ith 102nd Ammuni tion Train, as B a ttalion A d jutant of the Horse Section. His tireless efforts during the organization of the “T rain,” and the fund of good nature w ith which he accom plished his w o rk all through the Ammuni tion T rain’s first encam p m e n t at Pelham Bay Park, N. Y., and subsequent movem ent to Camp W adsw o rth, stam p e d him as a m an of sterling qualities, and a friend to whom any enlisted m an m ight go, w ith the assur ance th a t the L ieutenant would give Mm a square deal. On February 19th, 1918, Captain Nagle prom o ted to Ms present rank and assigned to the command of Company “G,” 102nd Am m u n ition Train. START WORK ON LIBERTY Civilian—41 Are you helping to win the war?** Chauffeur—‘ * Sure, Fm doing my jit. MY TENT. 0 dear little tent, I have loved you so long, W ith your fireless Sibley and all, Your olive-drab shelter has filled me w ith song, And I always will answ e r your call; Your floor may be bumpy and muddy and cold, Your top may resemble a sieve, But I wouldn’t exchange you for bushels of gold, And in no other place would I live. Your sides never keep out the cold w inter’s chill, And storm s make you to tter and sway, Though nights have been w eary and sombre and still, Your shelter has made me feel gay; You’ve comforted errors I’ve made in the past, You’ve filled me w ith vigor anew, Pm sure of a pal who will stick to the last, The best friend I have—it is you. The day’s draw ing nigh when I’ll leave you to go, To welcome my fate w ith the rest, To charge down the line w ith the fast and the slow, To prove th a t I’m fit for the test; 1 alw ays will cherish you—home of my dreams. I’ll rem ember you best if I fall, Though I live in a palace th a t gilders and gleams, I will still love you better than all. PVT. H. A. HERTY, Co. A, M. P. W ith Mm, in his promotion, he carries the good will and best wishes of every sol dier or civilian w ith whom he has ever come in personal contact. He has the re spect of every m an who ever served under him, and the high opinion entertained for him by H e a d q u a rters, is reflected in his re cent promotion. COMBINE MACHINE GUNNERS. Battalions and Companies to Get Uni form Instruction. As a result of the recent visit to Camp W a d sw o rth of Lieut. Col. Applin, of the B ritish arm y, the three m achine gun bat- tallions of the 27th division, and the m a chine gun com p anies of each infantry regi m e n t in the division, are to be combined for instruction purposes during the rem a ining weeks of the division’s stay here. Maj. Edw ard McLeer, of the 104th Ma chine Gun battalion, will be in charge as im structor. The new arrangem e n t m eans th a t all the officers and men will get the sam e instructions and develop along the sam e lines in their work. It is the practice in the B ritish arm y to have all the m achine gun units of a division under one general command, such as a brigade of artillery. It is not known w h e ther officers of the U n ited States arm y contem p late such a change or not, but Gen eral O’Ryan and the m em b ers of his staff, after hearing Col. Applin’s lecture, are con vinced th a t the best results will be obtained if the m achine gunners are given uniform instruction from now on. INFANTRY RIFLE RANGE. TIGERSVILLE, S. C., ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT. A few days ago Gen. O ?Ryan inspected this range and although his stay was short, we are sure the general was pleased. The gen eral 7s quick eye lit upon a sentry smoking. The next day found th a t sentry escorted to his meals. Queer w h at little goes by the general unobserved. The Ordnance Detachment at the range, consisting of eleven officers and thirteen en listed men, are competing w ith the draft army. Barracks, shower baths and (accord ing to Hoyle) cook stoves are the few facili ties the detachment have to contend with. Lieutenant Thompson, .of the 107th, sani tary officer of the detachment, started to build a swimming hole. The dam which was a necessary feature in the work looked strong and very copable of holding the w a te r back, but a sprinkle, as the Sod Busters here call a cloud burst, washed the dam away and so the men had to return to the six-inch creek to wash. The detachment rendered an entertainm ent at the B a p tist college at Tigersville. Al though talentless, it brought in return a feed which the men relished and all had an en joyable time. Respectfully yours, CORPORAL H. S. SPAREY.