Abbitt, William Ernest.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Abbitt

(first name): William

(middle name): Ernest

Date of birth

(month): June

(day): 12th

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town): Appomattox

(county):

(state): Va.

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: E.R.Abbitt

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Qusenberry

Birthplace (country): Spottyslavania

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian:

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Baptist

Married: yes

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at: Bluefield W Va.

To (maiden name): Mary Gross

Born: 1896

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at: Maxwell Va.

Children

(name): Margaret Ruth

Born: 1920

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at: Appomattox, Va.

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Fraternal Orders: Masonic

College Fraternities: none

Previous military service or training:

Education

(Preparatory): none

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(University): none

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Occupation before entry into service: Express Messenger & Clerk

employer: J.W.Overstreet

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): 819 Prenston Ave

(town): Bluefield

(county): W Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Dec 11th 1917

at (place): Roanoke Va.

as a (rank): Private

in the: Artillery

section of the : Regular Army

Identification number: 27229707

Assigned originally to

(company): A

(regiment): 35th

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at (place): Camp Mead M.D.

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WAR RECORD

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Cited, decorated, or otherwise honored for distinguished services (give circumstantial accounts of exploits, including dates and places where performed, also by whom and in what manner the honors were bestowed): :

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Camp Hospital

Location: Fort Monroe

From (date): About 3 weeks

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Name of hospital: Chester Hospital

Location: Chester Penn

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability): no

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Meade Md.

(date): Dec 5, 1918

as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Express Messenger

If a change of occupation was occasioned by reason of disability acquired in the service, describe the process of re-education and readjustment, and indicate the agencies or individuals chiefly instrumental in furnishing the new occupations::

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?:

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?:

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?:

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: None whatever

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?:

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?:

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data:

Signed at (place): Roanoke Va.

on (date): Aug 22nd

year: 1921

(full name): Wm Ernest Abbitt

(rank): Private C.A.

(branch of service):

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources::

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