Roberts, Ralph Cooper.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Roberts

(first name): Ralph

(middle name): Cooper

Date of birth

(month): Jan.

(day): 3

(year): 1897

Place of Birth

(town): Berkley

(county): Norfolk

(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: John Wesley Roberts

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Jessie G. Roberts

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): Christian

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: none

Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): Yes

(College): No

Education

(University): No

(Degrees): No

Occupation before entry into service: Postal Clerk

employer: U.S. Post Office

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Windsor Va.

(county): Isle of Wight

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Windsor Va.

(county): Isle of Wight

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): June 27th 1916

at (place): Suffolk, VA

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 1288052

Assigned originally to

(company): F

(regiment): 4th Va.

(division): Infantry

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at (place): Suffolk Va.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan

From (date): Aug 19, 1917

to (date): June 11, 1918

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Regiment: E

Division: 116

Ship: 89

Date: Infantry

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to (rank): Corporal

Date: Oct. 22 1919

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): U.S.S. Finland

(date): July 15, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

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Proceeded from : St Nazaire

to: Larrette

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to: Front Line

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to: Training area

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Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Bourbourne Les [illegible]

From (date): Nov. 23, 1918

to (date): Apr. 10 1919

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Haute Alsace Sector

(date): July 27 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Defense of Center Haute Alsace Meuse Argonne Offensive Oct. 8 29 defensive

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): :

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

Arrived at (American port): Newport News Va.

on (ship): U.S.S. Matsonia

Date: May 20, 1919

(from): Frnace

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

(date): May 27 1919

as a (rank): Corporal Co E 116th Inf.

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Postal Clerk

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?: considerably beneficial

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): Camp Lee, VA

on (date): [illegible]

year: 1919

(full name): Ralph Cooper Roberts

(rank): Corporal Se. E. 116th Inf.

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

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