Wimer, Paul.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Wimer

(first name): Paul

(middle name):

Date of birth

(month): Jan.

(day): 10

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): Crabbottom

(county): Highland

(state): Va

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Jeremiah Wimer

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Ellen C. Rexrode

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): M.E. South

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Education

(Preparatory): Va. Public School

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Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Crabbottom

(county): Virginia

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Crabbottom

(county): Highland

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): may 25, 1918

at (place): Monterey, Va.

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 3176491

Assigned originally to

(company): 138th Depot Brigade

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

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

From (date): May 25, 1918

to (date): July 25, 1918

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Company: 148 Machine Gun Bn.

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Date: Aug. 15, 1918

New Location: Selce Chere, France

Company: 102 Machine Gun Bn.

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Date: Dec. 9, 1918

New Location: Polagny, Fr.

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Embarked from (port): Newport News

on (ship): Duca D'Osta

(date): July 25, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, Aug. 6, 1918

Proceeded from : Brest

to: Classification Camp

(date): Aug. 7, 1918

From: Selce Chere

to: Polangy

(date): Aug. 15, 1918

From: Polangy

to: Mansigny

(date): Jan. 10, 1919

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Not in action

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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: Camp 26

Location: Near Seloe Chere Fr.

From (date): Aug. 30, 1918

to (date): Oct. 7, 1918

Name of hospital: Convalescent

Location: France

From (date): Oct. 7, 1918

to (date): Nov. 25, 1918

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

Arrived at (American port): Poston

on (ship): "Topeka"

Date: April 17, 1919

(from): Brest

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

(date): May 4, 1919

as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farmer

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?: No objection to Military Service. Felt duty's call; served my Country gladly

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

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

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?: Not in fighting

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: Viewpoint broadened; better American; better citizen; realize that my Country and its government are the best

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): Crabbottem, Va.

on (date): Aug. 1

year: 1918

(full name): Paul Wimer

(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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