Abourjilie, Elias George.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Abourjilie

(first name): Elias

(middle name): George

Date of birth

(month): January

(day): 15th

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town): Baruth

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(country): Syria

Name of father: George Abourjilie

Birthplace (country): Beyrouth, Syria

Maiden name of mother: Katbah Badien

Birthplace (country): Syria

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Orthodox Greek Church

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: Not before going into the service

Education

(Preparatory): 8th Grade School

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Occupation before entry into service: Barber

employer: Federal Barber Shop, Norfolk, Va.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): 431 Chapel St.

(town): Norfolk

(county): Norfolk

Present home address

(street number): 124 York St.

(town): Norfolk

(county): Norfolk

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): July 26 1917

at (place): Norfolk, VA

as a (rank): Private

in the: [Sanitary?] Medical [D?]

section of the : National Guard

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(company): Medical Corps

(regiment): [4th?]

(division): Virginia Reg.

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at (place): Norfolk, VA

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Norfolk, Camp Funston, VA / Anniston, Camp McClellan, Ala

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WAR RECORD

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Barber

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?: Enjoyed the service and was glad to serve for America - considered it a privilege.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Made a man of me physically

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

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: No change.

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?: It has broadened my mind and caused me to think more seriously of life.

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): Norfolk, Va

on (date): Aug. 18

year: 1919

(full name): Elias George Abourjilie

(rank): Private 1/c

(branch of service): 40th Inf. Gen. D. Regulars.

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

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