Briesmaster, Edward Robert.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Briesmaster

(first name): Edward

(middle name): Robert

Date of birth

(month): December

(day): 7th

(year): 1888

Place of Birth

(town): Brooklyn

(county):

(state): New Yrok

(country): U.S.A

Name of father: Edward Briesmaster

Birthplace (country): Brandenburg, Prussia

Maiden name of mother: Helen Wilko

Birthplace (country): Brandenburg, Prussia

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

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Previous military service or training: None

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Occupation before entry into service: Vulcanizer

employer: Kaddaty Tire Co.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): Lewiston

(town): Nes-Perce County

(county): Odaho

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Crozier

(county): Goochlan

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): March 27 1918

at (place): Lewiston, Idaho

as a (rank): Drafted Recruit

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 2286719

Assigned originally to

(company): 35th

(regiment): 166th Depot Brigade

(division): 91st

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lewis Washington

From (date): Mch. 27th

to (date): June 10th

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Company: Co. D

Regiment: 362 Inf.

Division: 91st Div.

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Date: April 21st

New Location: Camp Lewis

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): Empress of Russia

(date): June 27th

and arrived at (foreign port): Liverpool, England July 9th

Proceeded from : Liverpool

to: Southampton

(date): July 12th

From: Southampton

to: Brest, France

(date): July 14th

From: Brest

to: Dammartin, France

(date): July 15th

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Dammartin

From (date): July 21st

to (date): Sept. 8th

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): September 18th

Participated in the following engagements: St. Mihiel Argonne Forrest Ypres, Belgium

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: Gassed pneumonia

(place): Ypres

(date): Octover 22-27

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: 10th British

Location: Poperinga - Vlamertinge

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to (date): D

Name of hospital: 2nd Australian

Location: Bourlogne, Belgion

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Name of hospital: 37th U.S.

Location: Dartford, England

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to (date): Dec. 4th

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

Arrived at (American port): Hoboken

on (ship): Vaterland

Date: Dec. 18th

(from): Liverpool

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

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as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Nothing particular, waiting for one year's pay bill pass

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?:

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

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

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

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): Crozier, Va.

on (date): Nov. 18,

year: 1919

(full name): Edward Robert Briesmaster

(rank): Private

(branch of service): Infantry

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

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