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Albert, Robert Otey.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

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

(county):

(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

Church (denomination):

Married: no

year:

at:

To (maiden name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

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Children

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Fraternal Orders: no

College Fraternities:

Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): Free school

(College):

Education

(University):

(Degrees):

Occupation before entry into service: molder helper

employer: Lynchburg {?} Co.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): W. Radford Va

(county):

Present home address

(street number):

(town):

(county): {?} 4148

(state):

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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

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): Co 7[1?]1

(regiment): 116 Inf

(division): 29 Div

(or)

(ship):

at (place):

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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Promoted:-

From (rank): From Corpl.

to (rank): to Pvt

Date: May 7th 1917

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

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

Proceeded from : St Nazaire

to: Alsace Sector

(date):

From: Alsace Sector

to: Western Front

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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?]

(place):

(date): October 15th 1918.

Nature of casuality:

(place):

(date):

Nature of casuality:

(place):

(date):

Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Base 70

Location: [Allercy?], France

From (date): October 22, 1918

to (date): December 27, 1919

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

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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Bishop, Arthur Shelor.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Bishop

(first name): Arthur

(middle name): Shelor

Date of birth

(month): February

(day): 22nd

(year): 1899

Place of Birth

(town): Christiansburg

(county): Montgomery

(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.

Name of father: Henry

Birthplace (country): America

Maiden name of mother: Love Akeres

Birthplace (country): America

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Baptist

Married: No

year:

at:

To (maiden name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

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Children

(name):

Born:

year:

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Fraternal Orders: No

College Fraternities: No

Previous military service or training: No

Education

(Preparatory): no

(College): no

Education

(University): no

(Degrees): no

Occupation before entry into service: Janitor.

employer: Agriculture Experimental Stations

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Blacksburg

(county): Montgomery

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Blacksburg

(county): Montgomery

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): 4th Aug 1917

at (place): Radford Va

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guards

Identification number: 1289795

Assigned originally to

(company): M

(regiment): 2nd Va.

(division): (29th crossed out)

(or)

(ship):

at (place): Roanoke, Va.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan

From (date): Sept 7 - 1917

to (date): June 12 - 1918

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): Private 1st class

Date: Sept 15 1918

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): Finland

(date): June 15 - 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Naziare

(date): June 27 - 1918

Proceeded from : St. Naziare

to: Gilley

(date): July 5 - 1918

From: Gilley

to: Alsace

(date): July 2{?} - 1918

From: Alsace

to: Western

(date):

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: all over

From (date): June 21

to (date): May 9 - 1919

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Alsace - Lorraine

(date): July 25 - 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Center Sector Alsace Lorraine Molbrook Hill, Battle of Molleville, Attack on Bois De Aracont, Grand Montagne, Capture of Etraye Ridge, Bois Bellue, Meuse Argonne

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: gas

(place): Mollevill farm

(date): Oct - 18 - 1919

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Base 22

Location: Bordeaux

From (date): Oct. 15 - 1919

to (date): {Nov. 10 } 1919

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

Arrived at (American port): New Port News

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: May 20, 1919

(from): St. Nazaire

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

(date): May 28 - 19.

as a (rank): Private 1st class

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?: Good

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?: {?}

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?: None.

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

on (date): May 29

year: 1919

(full name): Arthur S. Bishop

(rank): pvt. 1 cl

(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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Boles, John Wesley.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Boles

(first name): John

(middle name): Wesley

Date of birth

(month):

(day):

(year):

Place of Birth

(town):

(county):

(state):

(country):

Name of father: Dave Boles

Birthplace (country): Va

Maiden name of mother: Martha Taylor

Birthplace (country): Va

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): none

Married: no

year:

at:

To (maiden name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

at:

Fraternal Orders: no

College Fraternities: no

Previous military service or training: no

Education

(Preparatory): Free school

(College):

Education

(University): none

(Degrees):

Occupation before entry into service: Farmer

employer:

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Blacksburg

(county):

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Tronto

(county):

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date):

at (place):

as a (rank):

in the: {?}

section of the :

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): Co M

(regiment): 116th

(division): 29th

(or)

(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan Ala

From (date): Sept 7th

to (date): June 12th 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:

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Regiment:

Division:

Ship:

Date:

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Promoted:-

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

Embarked from (port): Hoboken NJ

on (ship): USS Finland

(date): June {?}th

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

(date): June 27th 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to: Alsace sector

(date):

From:

to:

(date):

From:

to:

(date):

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: all over

From (date):

to (date):

Country:

Place:

From (date):

to (date):

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to (date):

Last edit 9 months ago by GVV
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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): July 28th 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Defense of Center Sector Haute Muse Argon off north of Verdun

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): : no

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

Nature of casuality: no

(place):

(date):

Nature of casuality:

(place):

(date):

Nature of casuality:

(place):

(date):

Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: no

Location:

From (date):

to (date):

Name of hospital:

Location:

From (date):

to (date):

Name of hospital:

Location:

From (date):

to (date):

Name of hospital:

Location:

From (date):

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):

(date):

as a (rank):

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:: none

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