Thomas, Harper Gordon.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Thomas

(first name): Harper

(middle name): Gordon

Date of birth

(month): November

(day): 27th

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town): Hot Springs

(county): Bath

(state): Va

(country):

Name of father: Gordon [G.] Thomas

Birthplace (country): Hot Springs, Va.

Maiden name of mother: Josephine Gideon

Birthplace (country): Frost, W Va. [WV]

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Methodist

Married: Single

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Fraternal Orders: None

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(College): [Dunsmore?] College

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Occupation before entry into service: Bookeeper [bookkeeper]

employer: C. J. [Richerson?]

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Marlinton

(county): Pocahontas W Va [WV]

Present home address

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(town): Hot Springs

(county): Bath

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Sept. 22nd, 1917

at (place): Marlinton W Va [WV]

as a (rank): Private

in the: Artillery

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 1833221

Assigned originally to

(company): [illegible] Co

(regiment): 318th [I. R.?]

(division): 80th

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee Va.

From (date): Sept. 22nd, 1917

to (date): May [25th?] 1918

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to (rank): Corporal

Date: Nov, 1917

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Embarked from (port): Lamberts Point

on (ship): U. S. S. [Sibrey?]

(date): May 25th, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Bordeaux France [June?} 9th 1918

Proceeded from : Bordeaux

to: Redon

(date): 6-16-18

From: Redon

to: Camp [de Meucon?]

(date): Aug 8th 1918

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to: [illegible]

(date): Sept 25th 1918

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Redon

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Country: France

Place: Camp [de Meucon?]

From (date): Aug 11th 1918

to (date): Spet 14th 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): North of Verdun

(date): Sept 26th

Participated in the following engagements: St. Mihiel and [illegible]

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability):

Arrived at (American port): Newport [illegible] Va

on (ship): U. S. S. Zeppelin

Date: May 28th

(from): Brest France

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

(date): June 4th 1919

as a (rank): Corporal

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war:

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?:

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): Camp Lee Va

on (date): June 4th

year: 1919

(full name): Harper Gordon Thomas

(rank): Corp. [Corporal]

(branch of service): Artillery

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

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