Clarke, Walter Gustavus.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Clarke

(first name): Walter

(middle name): Gustavus

Date of birth

(month): May

(day): Second

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Midlothian

(county): Chesterfield

(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Samuel Winfree Clarke

Birthplace (country): Chesterfield

Maiden name of mother: Mimmie C. [Morrissitte?]

Birthplace (country): Chesterfield

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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Fraternal Orders: Mason

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Education

(Preparatory): 2 yrs High School

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Occupation before entry into service: Bank Clerk

employer: American Natl Bank

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): Midlothian

(county): Chesterfield

Present home address

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(town): Midlothian

(county): Chesterfield

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): July 11, 1917

at (place): Richmond, VA

as a (rank): Private

in the: Coast Artillery

section of the : National Guard

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Assigned originally to

(company): Seventh

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Richmond, VA

From (date): July 25, 1917

to (date): August 1917

School, camp, station, ship: Fort Moonroe

From (date): August 1917

to (date): July 1918

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Eustis

From (date): July 1918

to (date): October 1918

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Company: 11th Co.

Regiment: C.B.

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Date: March 1918

New Location: Fort Monroe, VA

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New Location: Camp Eustis, VA

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): Private 1st cl

Date: Sept 1917

From (rank): Private 1st cl

to (rank): Corporal

Date: October 1917

Embarked from (port): Newport News

on (ship): USS Aeoleus

(date): October 22 1918

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

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire France

to: Guitres, Gironde, France

(date): Nov 17, 1918

From: Guitres, Gironde, France

to: Libourne France

(date): Dec 24, 1918

From: Libourne France

to: Bordeaux, France

(date): Feb 1918

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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): :

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

Nature of casuality: Mumps

(place): Guitres France

(date): Dec 1918

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Base Hosp #3

Location: Montpon

From (date): Dec 1st 18

to (date): Dec 20-18

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

Arrived at (American port): Hoboken, NJ

on (ship): USS Siboney

Date: Jan 31, 1919

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Mills, NJ

(date): Feb 15, 1919

as a (rank): First Sergeant [Baty?] "A" 45th CAC

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Clerk Wholesale Auto Accessories

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?: Liked it very much better than I thought I would

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

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: The more I saw of Europe the better I liked U.S.A.

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

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

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: So much happened in such a short length of time that it seems like a long dream. It took a little while to get used to civil life again. I would not trade my experience with any millionaire that was made during 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): Midlothian, VA

on (date): April 19

year: 1920

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

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