French, Hugh Roberts.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): French

(first name): Hugh

(middle name): Roberts

Date of birth

(month): May

(day): 1st

(year): 1886

Place of Birth

(town): Knoxville

(county):

(state): Tenn.

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: John P. French

Birthplace (country): Va.

Maiden name of mother: Susie Roberts

Birthplace (country): Va

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Presbyterian

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Fraternal Orders: B.P.O.E., A.F. and A.M., W.O.W., B. of L.F. and E, T.O.O.F.

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Previous military service or training: none

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(Preparatory): High School

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Occupation before entry into service: Locomotive Fireman

employer: Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): East Radford, Va.

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Present home address

(street number): Box 313

(town): East Radford

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(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): enlisted Feb. 19th '17

at (place): East Radford, Va

as a (rank): Private

in the: 2nd Va Infantry

section of the : Va National Guard

Identification number: 1289743

Assigned originally to

(company): Co. M.

(regiment): 116th Inf.

(division): 29th Div

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan Ala

From (date): Sept 7th

to (date): June 12th '18

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From (rank): From Private

to (rank): Corporal

Date: Sept. 27th 1917

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

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

(date): June 15th '18

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

(date): June 27th '18

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): July 28th 1918.

Participated in the following engagements: Defense of Centre Sector, Haute Alsace, Battle of Malbrouck Hill, Battle of Molleville Farm. Capture of Etraye Ridge. Battle of the Grand Montagne.

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 slightly & gassed

(place): Argonne Woods

(date): Oct. 12, 1918

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Name of hospital: Base 52.

Location: Remicourt, France

From (date): Oct. 17 '18

to (date): Nov. 18th '18.

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Arrived at (American port): Newport News Va

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

Date: May 20, '18

(from): St. Nazaire, France

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee Va

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as a (rank): Corporal

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Railroader

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?: none.

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: I think Sherman owes Hell an apology.

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: If i ever get home again Im going to stay there by Gosh!

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

Additional data: no photos

Signed at (place): Camp Lee, Va.

on (date): 27th May

year: 1919

(full name): Hugh R. French

(rank): Corporal

(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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