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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Edwards

(first name): Earnist

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Date of birth

(month): June

(day): 10th

(year): 1887

Place of Birth

(town): Suffolk

(county): Nansemond

(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.A

Name of father: Jerry Edwards

Birthplace (country): U.S.A

Maiden name of mother: Millie Tynes

Birthplace (country): U.S.A

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: Colored

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Baptist

Married: Yes

year: June 9th. 1919

at: Portsmouth, Va.

To (maiden name): Virginia Britt

Born:

year: 1899

at: Franklin, Va.

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: At Camp Lee, Va.

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Occupation before entry into service: Handling Vegetables or Freight Handler.

employer: N. Y. P. & N. Railroad

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): 717 Magnolia St.

(town): Norfolk

(county): Norfolk

Present home address

(street number): 347 Queen Stt.

(town): Norfolk

(county): Norfolk

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): June 29th

at (place): Norfolk, Va.

as a (rank): Cook

in the: 355 Battalion of Stevedores Regiment. Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 3177204

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(company): [304] Co. C. Stevedores Regt.

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School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee, Va.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: 1st. Class Private Camp Cook.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Good health.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: None

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: Good.

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: Did not take no part in the fighting

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): Norfolk, Virginia

on (date): June 6th

year: 1920

(full name): Earnist Edwards

(rank): Infantry

(branch of service):

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Jett Hopkins, 1801 [Makeley] St. Norfolk, Norfolk, Va.

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