World War I

Camp Meade

Admiral [Fort Meade], Maryland

Established as a World War I cantonment in July 1917, Camp Meade was built to serve as the training camp for the 79th Infantry Division (National Army) which occupied the camp from August 1917 – July 1918 when it transferred overseas. After the 79th Division left, the camp was expanded to include [Benjamin] Franklin Cantonment. In December 1918 it was designated as a demobilization center. After the war the camp was retained as a permanent reservation. It was briefly known as Fort Leonard Wood in 1928, but became what is still known as Fort George C. Meade in 1929.


  • View of Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Equipment Inspection, Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Y.M.C.A. Auditorium, Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Y.M.C.A. Hostess House, Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Ward at Base Hospital, Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Typical Group of Trees, Camp Meade, Maryland, circa 1919
  • The Riding Squad, Remount Station, Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Y.M.C.A. Officers' Club, Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Camp Library, Camp Meade, Maryland
  • The Red Cross Convalescent Home, Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Y.M.C.A. Hostess House Living Room, Camp Meade, Maryland
  • Corral, Remount Station, Camp Meade, Maryland

Soldiers of Camp Meade

Click the photo below to read more about a soldier stationed at Camp Meade:

Further Reading & Resources

History of Camp Meade – U.S. Army Center of Military History

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