Ball, Frederick Douglas.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Ball

(first name): Fredrick

(middle name): Douglas

Date of birth

(month): April 24

(day): Wednesday

(year): 1897

Place of Birth

(town): Albert Lea

(county):

(state): Minnesota

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Frank D. Ball

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Florence Yates

Birthplace (country): England

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): No

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Congregational

Married: No. 1

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Born: 1

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: None

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Education

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(Degrees): Thru 1st year High School

Occupation before entry into service: Farmer

employer:

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): Elk Hill

(town): Va.

(county): U.S.A.

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Elk Hill

(county): Goochland

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Sept. 5th

at (place): Goochland, Va, Camp Lee

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 4638723

Assigned originally to

(company): Ca. A 4 Bn.

(regiment): Replacement

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee, Virginia,

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New Location: In A.E.F. ten days after arrival in France.

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Embarked from (port): Norfolk, Va.

on (ship): Conigen der Nederlanden

(date): Oct. 27th

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest France, November 9th

Proceeded from : Pontlevey Jan. 23

to: Brest

(date): Jan. 27th.

From: Brest Feb. 7th

to: U.S.A.

(date): Feb. 22nd

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Country: France

Place: Pontlevoy

From (date): Nov. 23

to (date): Jan. 23 as near as I can remember.

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WAR RECORD

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

Arrived at (American port): export News

on (ship): Battleship Georgia

Date: Feb. 22

(from): Brest

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

(date): March 5 1919

as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farmer and Laborer

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?: Am in every way satisfied with the military service and am highly pleased with my military training and proud of my few experiences in A.E.F.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Physically and mentally camp experiences in U.S. were for the best.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Am proud to have been in the A.E.F.

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: No effect whatever.

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): Elk Hill, Va.

on (date): Aug. 30th

year: 1919

(full name): Fredrick Douglas Ball

(rank): Private

(branch of service): Machine Gun Co.

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Fred. D. Ball Elk Hill, Va. R.F.D. No. 1

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