Childs, William Marion.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Childs

(first name): William

(middle name): Marion

Date of birth

(month): July

(day): 31st

(year): 1888

Place of Birth

(town): Fife

(county): Goochland County

(state): Va.

(country): USA

Name of father: W.W. Childs

Birthplace (country): Richmond, Va., USA

Maiden name of mother: Mattie C. Tankereley

Birthplace (country): Richmond Va. USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination):

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: I.O.O.F. M.W.A

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Previous military service or training: None

Education

(Preparatory): 2 years High School

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Occupation before entry into service: Electrician Lineman

employer: C&O Rwy. Co.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Scottsville

(county): Va.

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Elk Hill

(county):

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May 27th

at (place): Camp Lee, Va.

as a (rank):

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 517o554

Assigned originally to

(company): Co. A

(regiment): 11 Batt.

(division): Depot Brigade

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Co. A Depot Brigade 11 Batt.

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School, camp, station, ship: Co. I 12 Batt.

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School, camp, station, ship: Co. K 18 Batt.

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Pvt.

to (rank): pl.

Date: Nov. 10, 1918 at Colombey-les-Belles, France 1st Air Depot

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Embarked from (port): Norfolk, Va.

on (ship): Princess Matoika

(date): Aug. 22 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, France Sept. 3, 1918

Proceeded from : Brest

to: Contres, St. Aignon

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From: St. Aignon to Tours

to: Tours

(date): Oct. 1, 1918

From: Tours

to: Colombey, les-Belles

(date): Oct. 13th

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: St. Aignon

From (date): Sept. 9

to (date): Sept. 30th

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

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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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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Infirmary Influensa

Location: Tours

From (date): Oct. 2nd

to (date): Oct. 10, 1918

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

Arrived at (American port): Hoboken N.J. U.S.A. America

on (ship):

Date: Oct. 28, 1919

(from): Brest

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Dix, N.J.

(date): Nov. 1, 1918

as a (rank):

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Lineman C.&O. Rwy. Co. James River Div.

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?: My call was agreeable and was perfectly willing to go

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Effects good mental and physical -- too much quarantine

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: No bad effects

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?:

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: I suppose my mind is as good as it was

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): Fife, Va.

on (date): Nov. 4

year: 1919

(full name): William Marion Childs

(rank): Corporal

(branch of service): 68 PWE Co. Infantry

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: W. M. Childs himself.

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