Bell, John Thomas.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Bell

(first name): John

(middle name): Thomas

Date of birth

(month): June

(day): 2

(year): 1898

Place of Birth

(town): Wilburn

(county): Lunenburg

(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Isaac Beauporte Bell

Birthplace (country): U.S.A. Wilburn, Va.

Maiden name of mother: Etta hardy

Birthplace (country): U. S. A. Dinwiddie Va.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Christian

Married: yes

year: 1919

at: South Manchester, Connecticut

To (maiden name): Judith Calkins Cheney

Born: Feb. 21

year: 1887

at: Cleveland, Ohio

Children

(name): Patricia Stagen Bell

Born: Sept. 14

year: 1921

at: Cleveland, Ohio

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College Fraternities: Phi Delta Phi; Woosack Society

Previous military service or training: United States Military Academy, West Point, new York, Graduate Class of 1918

Education

(Preparatory): Yes

(College): University of Va. Hare University 2 years

Education

(University): U. S. M. A. West Point N.Y.

(Degrees): Graduate L. L. B.

Occupation before entry into service: Student at Army-Navy Preparatory School, Washington D. C., University of Virginia

employer: U.S.M.A.

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): Wilburn

(county): Lunenburg

Present home address

(street number): Wayfield Road

(town): Gates Mills

(county): Cuyahoga

(state): Ohio

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): June 12, 1914

at (place): U.S. Military Academy West Point, N.Y.

as a (rank): Cadet, Cadet Sargeant, Second Lieutenant

in the: Infantry 4th U.s. Infantry Regiment

section of the : Regular Army

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Assigned originally to

(company): Machine Gun Company

(regiment): 4th U.S. Inf.

(division): 3rd

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at (place): Camp Stuart Newport News, Va.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: 4th U.S. Infnatry Regiment 3rd Div. at Charlotte North Carolina U. S. A.

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School, camp, station, ship: Camp Stewart, Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.

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Company: Machine Gun Co.

Regiment: 4th U. S. Inf.

Division: 3rd

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Date: Dec 1917

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Promoted:-

From (rank): 2nd Lieutenant

to (rank): 1st Lieutenant

Date: Aug. 4, 1918

From (rank): 1st Lieutenant

to (rank): Captain

Date: Aug. 4, 1918

Embarked from (port): Hoboken

on (ship): Agamemnon

(date): Feb. 12, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, France

(date): Feb. 19, 1918

Proceeded from : Brest

to: Chautillon Sur Leine France

(date): Feb. 20, 1918

From: Chautillon Sur Leine France

to: Chauteau Villian

(date): April 8, 1918

From: Chateau Villain & Chamonto

to: Chateau-Thierry, France

(date): May 29, 1918

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Chateau Thierry

From (date): Feb. 29, 1918

to (date): July 5, 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): before Chateau Thierry

(date): May 30, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Second Battle of Chateau Thierry and Bois de Belleau May-June-July 1918

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): : Promoted from Second Lieutenant to Frist Lieutenant after 2 months service then to Captain after 3 months service for efficiency.

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

Nature of casuality: Gassed

(place): Chateau-Thierry

(date): July 1918

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

Arrived at (American port): Hoboken

on (ship): Leviathan

Date: August 20, 1918

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Discharged from service at (place): New York City

(date): August 1919

as a (rank): Captain of Infantry U.S.A.

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Attorney-at-Law, 1131 Leader News Cleveland

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:: Studied law after learning service at my own expense.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: Favorable, patriotic

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

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

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?: none

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: no change

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

Additional data: [stamp]John Thomas Bell Attorney and Counsellor Attorney for Plaintiff/Defendant 1131 Leader-News Building Phone Main 491 Cleveland, Ohio

Signed at (place): Cleveland, Ohio

on (date): November 14

year: 1923

(full name): John Thomas Bell

(rank): Captain

(branch of service): Infantry, U.S.A.

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Jpjm Thomas Bell, 1131 Leader News Building, Cleveland, Ohio. Nov. 14, 1923.

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