Childress, George Dewey.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Childress

(first name): George

(middle name): Dewey

Date of birth

(month): June

(day): 20

(year): 1898

Place of Birth

(town): Matoaca

(county): Chesterfield

(state): Virginia

(country):

Name of father: George E. Childress

Birthplace (country):

Maiden name of mother: Mary J. Wilkerson

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Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Methodist

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Education

(Preparatory): G. School

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(town): Matoaca

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(town): Same

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): 30 November 17

at (place): Petersburg, Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

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Identification number: [?]

Assigned originally to

(company): G

(regiment): 116

(division): 29

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan, Alabama

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): Corporal

Date: 8 December 18

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken, New Jersey

on (ship): Finland

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and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire, France

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Country: France

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): July 25, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Defense of Center Sector; Haute Marne; Meuse Argonne Offensive

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): :

Killed in action, killed by accident, died of wounds, died of disease, wounded, gassed, shell-shocked, taken prisoner:

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

Arrived at (American port): Newport News, Virginia

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: 20 May 18

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee, Virginia

(date): 28 May, 18

as a (rank):

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?: Ok

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

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

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: Ok

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

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

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, Virginia

on (date): 28 May 1918

year:

(full name): George D. Childress

(rank):

(branch of service):

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

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