Harrell, William Clarence.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Harrell

(first name): William

(middle name): Clarence

Date of birth

(month): Nov.

(day): 14

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town): Courtland

(county): Isle of White

(state): N.E.

(country): USA

Name of father: Joshua B. Harrell

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Sarah J. Copeland

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Baptist

Married: no

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Fraternal Orders: none

College Fraternities: none

Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): 7 years

(College): none

Education

(University): none

(Degrees): none

Occupation before entry into service: Steamshovel Craneman

employer: John Port and Cement Co.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Smithfield

(county): VA

Present home address

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(town): Smithfield

(county):

(state): VA

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): 8 May, 1917

at (place): Suffolk, VA

as a (rank): Private

in the: infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 1288105

Assigned originally to

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(regiment): 4th Va.

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Suffolk, Va.

From (date): 8 May, 1917

to (date): 14 Aug 1917

School, camp, station, ship: Norfolk, Va.

From (date): 14 Aug 1917

to (date): 17 Aug. 1917

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan, Ala

From (date): 19 Aug, 1917

to (date): 11 June 1918

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Company: E

Regiment: 116th

Division: 29

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From (rank): Private

to (rank): Pvt. Lcl.

Date: 14 May 1919

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Embarked from (port): New York

on (ship): Finland

(date): 15 June 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): 28 June, 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to: Larrel

(date): 4 June 1918

From: Larrel

to: Belford

(date): 28 July 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): 28 July 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Meuse Argonne Offensive

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): : none

Killed in action, killed by accident, died of wounds, died of disease, wounded, gassed, shell-shocked, taken prisoner:

Nature of casuality: Wounded

(place): Agonne

(date): 26 Oct. 1918

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Name of hospital: B.H.

Location: Belford

From (date): 28 July 1918

to (date): 30 Aug 1918

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability): no

Arrived at (American port): Newport News, VA

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: 20 May, 1919

(from): St Nezaire

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

(date): 2 May, 1919

as a (rank): Private lcl

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war:

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?: none

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: none

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: none

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?: very unpleasant

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: none

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data: none

Signed at (place): Camp Lee, VA

on (date): 26 May

year: 1919

(full name): William C Harrell

(rank): Pvt. lcl

(branch of service): Inf.

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

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