Cooley, Riluth Hamilton.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Cooley

(first name): Riluth

(middle name): Hamilton

Date of birth

(month): June

(day): 10

(year): 1886

Place of Birth

(town):

(county): Chesterfield

(state): Virginia

(country):

Name of father: Wavley Cooley

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Emley Booling

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: Colored

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Baptist

Married: Yes

year:

at:

To (maiden name): Alease Merritt

Born:

year: 1898

at:

Children

(name): Louise Cooley

Born:

year: 1919

at:

Children

(name): Jerlean

Born:

year: 1920

at:

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Fraternal Orders: St. Luke

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Previous military service or training:

Education

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Education

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(Degrees):

Occupation before entry into service: Gernal Labors

employer: Independant Trunk & Bag Co.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town):

(county): Chestrefield

Present home address

(street number):

(town):

(county): Chesterfield

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): June 19

at (place): Centralia

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 3178472

Assigned originally to

(company): D

(regiment): 535

(division): Eng. Service

(or)

(ship):

at (place): Camp Lee

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee

From (date): June 19, 1918

to (date): August 5, 1918

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Embarked from (port): Limers Point

on (ship): Madiske Wasker

(date):

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, France, August 18

Proceeded from : Napholin

to: Montroa

(date): August 26

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to: Lemans

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to: Camp Willson

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date):

Participated in the following engagements:

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): New York, New York

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

Date: June 30, 1919

(from):

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

(date): July 8, 1919

as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: General Labor

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?: Willing to do all I could for our country.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Very little mental physical not good as before.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Same as in U.S.A.

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: I was strength in 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?: I was willing to go. My experience hardships glad I went but pray there be no more war.

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data:

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on (date):

year:

(full name):

(rank):

(branch of service):

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

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