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Cooper, Jesse.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Cooper

(first name): Jesse

(middle name):

Date of birth

(month): July

(day): 3

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town):

(county): Isle of Wight

(state): VA

(country):

Name of father:

Birthplace (country):

Maiden name of mother:

Birthplace (country):

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian:

Citizen (Yes or no):

Voter (yes or no):

Church (denomination):

Married:

year:

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To (maiden name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

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year:

at:

Children

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Children

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Fraternal Orders:

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Previous military service or training:

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(College):

Education

(University):

(Degrees):

Occupation before entry into service:

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date):

at (place): Fortress Monroe

as a (rank): PArivate

in the: Artillery

section of the : Regular Army

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): Btry D

(regiment): 111th FA.

(division):

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(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

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Promoted:-

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date):

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:-

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

Arrived at (American port):

on (ship):

Date:

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Discharged from service at (place):

(date):

as a (rank):

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?:

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States 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):

on (date):

year:

(full name):

(rank):

(branch of service):

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

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Godwin, Willis Brown.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Godwin

(first name): Willis

(middle name): Brown

Date of birth

(month): February

(day): 5th

(year): 1845

Place of Birth

(town): Smithfield

(county): Isle of Wight Co

(state): Virginia

(country): USA

Name of father: Leroy P. Godwin

Birthplace (country): United States

Maiden name of mother: Martha Hawkins

Birthplace (country): United States

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: Colored

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Baptist

Married: NO

year:

at:

To (maiden name):

Born: o

year:

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Children

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year:

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Fraternal Orders:

College Fraternities:

Previous military service or training: About 3 years in school

Education

(Preparatory): High school

(College):

Education

(University):

(Degrees):

Occupation before entry into service: Student

employer: Vir

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Smithfield

(county): VA

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Smithfield

(county):

(state): VA

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Oct. 29, 1917

at (place): Windsor Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 2464993

Assigned originally to

(company): 76th Co.

(regiment): Depot Brigade

(division): 80th

(or)

(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee

From (date): Oct. 28th, 1917

to (date): April 1918

School, camp, station, ship:

From (date):

to (date):

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Transferred to:-

Company: "K" Co

Regiment: 370

Division: 93rd

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): Sargt.

Date: Feb. 7, 1918

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): "President Grant"

(date):

and arrived at (foreign port): Breast

(date): May 12, 1918

Proceeded from : Breast

to: Belfort and Grand Villars

(date):

From: Grand Villars

to: St. Mikiel

(date): June 24, 1918

From: St. Mikiel Sector

to: Argone Forest

(date): July 3, 1918

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: From Argone

Place: Soissons Sector

From (date):

to (date): Sept. 21, 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Marville

(date): June 11, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: St. Mikiel Argonne Forest Soissons Sector

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): : The regiment was twenty-one A.D.S.C. Sixty eight French war Crosses and one D.S.C. [illegible] cites for bravery, fought in the last battle of the war.

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

Nature of casuality: 20% casualties lost men and one officer killed in action. one man taken prisoner to Germans

(place):

(date):

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(place):

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: This information can't be recalled at this time

Location:

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to (date):

Name of hospital:

Location:

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to (date):

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Location:

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to (date):

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to (date):

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

Arrived at (American port):

on (ship):

Date:

(from):

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

(date): Feb 27, 1919

as a (rank): Srgt.

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: agricultural work instructor

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?: I was volunteered for military service and was more than glad to have been able answer my call.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: My camp experience improved my mental and physical ability psychologically. It helped me to think quick and clear

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: It made me weigh my [illegibe] which for me is here in America

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: Not very, because, I never anyways believed in religions it made me wonder why can't all men be treated equally. What did we fight for? Democricy. Are we having it?

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: After the fighting and my return back to this country U.S.

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: After the war I realized more clearly what it [illegible] to him.

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): Hampton Inst. VA

on (date): February 27,

year: 1920

(full name): Godwin, Willis Brown

(rank): Sergt.

(branch of service): Inf

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

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Gwathney, Philbert.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Gwathney

(first name): Philbert

(middle name):

Date of birth

(month): April

(day): 3

(year): 1893

Place of Birth

(town): Smithfield

(county): Isle of Wight

(state): VA

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Frank Randolph Gwathney

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: CarolineScott

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Methodist

Married:

year:

at:

To (maiden name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

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Children

(name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

at:

Fraternal Orders: none

College Fraternities:

Previous military service or training:

Education

(Preparatory):

(College):

Education

(University):

(Degrees):

Occupation before entry into service: Farmer

employer:

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Smithfield

(county):

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Smithfield

(county): Va.

(state):

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): July 4

at (place): Suffolk, Va.

as a (rank): Pvt.

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 128810??

Assigned originally to

(company): F 4th Va.

(regiment):

(division):

(or)

(ship):

at (place): Suffolk, Va.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: McClellan

From (date): Aug. 14, 1917

to (date): June 11, 1918

School, camp, station, ship:

From (date):

to (date):

School, camp, station, ship:

From (date):

to (date):

Transferred to:-

Company:

Regiment:

Division:

Ship:

Date:

New Location:

Company:

Regiment:

Division:

Ship:

Date:

New Location:

Company:

Regiment:

Division:

Ship:

Date:

New Location:

Promoted:-

From (rank):

to (rank): Pvt. 1st Cl.

Date: July 13, 1918

From (rank):

to (rank): Cpl.

Date: Aug. 26, 1918

Embarked from (port): Hoboken, NJ

on (ship):

(date): June 15, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Finland

(date):

Proceeded from :

to: St. Nazare

(date): June 28, 1918

From:

to:

(date):

From:

to:

(date):

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country:

Place:

From (date):

to (date):

Country:

Place:

From (date):

to (date):

Country:

Place:

From (date):

to (date):

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