Gerald White Collection


Hollingworth Citation a l'order de L'Armee, 1919 

Summary: Donor gave four certificates recognizing the valor of Percy Hollingsworth, who died in France on October 9, 1915, serving in the armed forces during World War I. Hollingsworth was born in Fort Worth and served as a private in Company F of the 142nd Infantry. After initially being buried in the Argonne American Cemetery in France, his remains were returned to the United States, and he was reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery on September 22, 1921.


  • American: "Columbia gives to her son the accolade of the new chivalry of humanity Percy Hollingsworth, Pvt. Co. F. 142nd Infantry served with honor in the World War and died in the service of his country (signed) Woodrow Wilson
  • French: “1914-1919 A la Memoire de Percy Hollingsworth Private Company F 142nd Infantry des Estats-Unis D’Amerique pendant la grande guerre Homage de la France Le Presidente de la Republique (signature) (two copies)
  • French: “Citation a l’order de L’Armee” color, artist indicated in lower right corner as Wielhorski; printer is identified in lower left as H. Chachoin Imp. Paris, 1919 (image shown)