Adair, Arthur Chapman.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Adair

(first name): Arthur

(middle name): Chapman

Date of birth

(month): January

(day): 26

(year): 1893

Place of Birth

(town): Lurich

(county): Giles

(state): Virginia

(country): USA

Name of father: John Alexander Adair

Birthplace (country): Virginia

Maiden name of mother: Fannie Wheeler Peck

Birthplace (country): Virginia

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Presbyterian

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Fraternal Orders: AF and A.M.

College Fraternities: Member American Inst. Mining Engineers

Previous military service or training: Virginia Polytechnic Institute Blacksburg, Virginia

Education

(Preparatory): Harrow High School

(College): Virginia Polytechnic Institute

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Occupation before entry into service: Mining Engineer and Sup't Mines

employer: Carbon Fuel Company, Carbon, W. VA.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): Carbon

(town): Carbon

(county): Kanawha Co. W.Va.

Present home address

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(town): Narrows

(county): Giles

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): July 26

at (place): Charleston, West Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 4014263

Assigned originally to

(company): 26th

(regiment): 154th Depot Brigade

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at (place): Camp Meade

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to (rank): Corporal

Date: Nov 1 1918

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to (rank): Sergeant

Date: Dec 15 1918

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WAR RECORD

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Meade MD

(date): April 9 1919

as a (rank): Sargeant

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Mining Engineer

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:: No

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: I think that military service, when properly conducted, very uplifting both physically and mentally.

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

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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): Vivian West Va.

on (date): January 9

year: 1920

(full name): Arthur Adair

(rank): 2nd R.C.

(branch of service): OMC

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

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Transcription:: January 6, 1920. Judge Bernard Mason [Pearisburg] Va.

Dear Sir, Some time ago I promised to send you my Army record out it seams to have slipped my mind and not long ago I was reminded of it again by an article of yours in the Virginian.

I enlisted in the Second Training Camp at Fort Benj. Harrison Indiana August 27, 1917 and served in the 1st Coast Artillery Training Company at that post until September 20, 1917 when I was transferred to the 8th Training Company Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Monroe Virginia and resigned per S.R. No. 49 War Department August 15, 1917.

I was inducted at Charleston West Virginia July 26, 1918 and was sent to Camp Meade Maryland and assigned to the Depot Brigade. I served as Corporal from November 1st 1918 to December 15, 1918 and as Sergeant from December 15, 1918 to April 9, 1919. Was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant Reserve Corps March 12, 1919. Discharged April 9, 1919.

Yours Truly, Arthur C. Adair

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