Albert, Robert Otey.

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STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Albert.

(first name): Robert.

(middle name): Otey.

Date of birth

(month): Aug

(day): 24

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Radford

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(state): Va

(country): US.A.

Name of father: John C Albert.

Birthplace (country): Va

Maiden name of mother: Willie Albert.

Birthplace (country): Va

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

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Previous military service or training: none

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(Preparatory): Free school

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Occupation before entry into service: molder helper

employer: Lynchburg {?} Co.

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): W. Radford Va

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(county): {?} 4148

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): June 14, 1915

at (place): [West?] Radford Va

as a (rank):

in the: 2nd Va Infantry

section of the : National Guard

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Assigned originally to

(company): Co 7[1?]1

(regiment): 116 Inf

(division): 29 Div

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Mc Clellan Ala

From (date): Sep 7th

to (date): June 12th 18

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From (rank): From Corpl.

to (rank): to Pvt

Date: May 7th 1917

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken NJ

on (ship): USS Finland

(date): June 15th 18

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire France

(date): June 27th 18

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): July 28th 1918.

Participated in the following engagements: Defense of Centre Sector HQuarter Alsace. Battle of [MaChrirck?] Hill, Battle of [Mallville?] Farm. Capture of [Etrye?] Ridge. Battle of the Grand [Montogne?].

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:

Nature of casuality: Wounded Slightly in left Arm And [feet?]

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(date): October 15th 1918.

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Name of hospital: Base 70

Location: [Allercy?], France

From (date): October 22, 1918

to (date): December 27, 1919

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Arrived at (American port): Newport. News Va.

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

Date: [May 20, 1919?]

(from): St Nuzaire, France

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

(date): May 28

as a (rank): [Drt?] 1 cl.

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?: I thought it my duty to volunteer

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

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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): 27th May

year: 1919

(full name): Robert O Albert

(rank): pvt

(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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