- Item 102314 - Biddeford National Band at Camp Ellis, 1919
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- Item 102314
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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.Show Details
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.