Joseph Whitney Ganson



Ganson, Joseph Whitney, A.B. '92. Enlisted private Foreign Legion, French Army, August 24, 1914; assigned to 2eme Regiment Etranger; discharged 1915 for physical disability. Enlisted private French Army 1916; assigned to artillery; detailed to French Artillery School, Fontainebleau; commissioned sous-lieutenant and assigned to 305th Heavy Artillery; transferred to Mission militaire francaise aupres des armees americaines, October 1918; demobilized January 1919. Entered American Red Cross service abroad, January 1919; assigned to courier service. Awarded Croix de Guerre.

~~ Frederick S. Mead, A.B. (ed), Harvard's Military Record in the World War, 1921, page 363.

Another Harvard man, Joseph Ganson, a New Yorker, dabbled in religious cults and poetry.

~~ Irving Werstein, Sound No Trumpet: The Life and Death of Alan Seeger (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1967).