Allen, James Lier.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Allen

(first name): James

(middle name): Lier

Date of birth

(month): April

(day): 25

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): Ceres

(county): Bland

(state): VA

(country): U.S.A

Name of father: W.B. Allen

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Margaret Hudson

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): M.E. Church South

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: Free Mason

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Previous military service or training: No

Education

(Preparatory): Ceres High School

(College): Emory & Henry

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Occupation before entry into service: Farmer

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(town): Ceres

(county): Bland

Present home address

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(town): Ceres

(county): Bland

(state): VA

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Oct 5, 1917

at (place): Camp Lee VA

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

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(company): B

(regiment): 317

(division): 80

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Company: C

Regiment: 38

Division: 3

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Date: Dec 18, 1917

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Regiment: 1st Battalion

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Ship: U.S. Guards

Date: March 20, 1918

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WAR RECORD

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Upton Long Island

(date): Dec, 6, 1918

as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farmer and Teacher

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?: I hardley know whether war was right or not but was glad to help out if it was right

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

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

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: It did not have any effect on my 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): Emory, Va

on (date): Sept. 27

year: 1921

(full name): James Lier Allen

(rank): Private

(branch of service): Infantry

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

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