Blackwell, James Leonard.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Blackwell

(first name): James

(middle name): Leonard

Date of birth

(month): July

(day): 27

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Appomattox

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(state): Va

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Allen E Blackwell

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Cornelious Woolnidy

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Baptist

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(Preparatory): yes

(College): no

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Occupation before entry into service: Farming

employer: Joel T. Cawthorn

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): Appomattox

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(town): Appomattox

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(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Sept 5 1918

at (place): Camp Lee Va

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

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(company): 30 Co.

(regiment): 8th Training Batallion

(division): 155 Depot Brigade

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WAR RECORD

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Arrived at (American port): Camp Lee Va

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Date: Sept 13 1918

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farming

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: I was given deferred classification but would have been back had the war continued

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

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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): Appomattox Va

on (date): 23 day of Aug.

year: 1921

(full name): James Leonard Blackwell

(rank): Private

(branch of service): 8th Training Division

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

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