Bear, Alexander Leopold.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Bear

(first name): Alexander

(middle name): Leopold

Date of birth

(month): Aug.

(day): 3

(year): 1892

Place of Birth

(town): Norfolk

(county): Madison

(state): Nebraska

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Alex Bear

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Amelia Bevy

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Hebrew

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: Masonic Beni Brith

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Previous military service or training: Bethel Military Academy

Education

(Preparatory): grade school High school 2yr Bethel Military Academy 2yr (graduate) - Bliss Electrical School (graduate)

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Occupation before entry into service: Electrical Contractor

employer: (Engelbery & Bear) (My self)

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): 2032 Monument

(town): Richmond Va

(county):

Present home address

(street number): 2032 Monument

(town): Richmond

(county):

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Oct 7, 1917

at (place): Fort Monroe Va

as a (rank): Private

in the: Coast Artillery

section of the : Regular Army

Identification number: 693852

Assigned originally to

(company): Casual

(regiment): unassigned

(division): C&C

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(ship):

at (place): Fort Monroe

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: School of Enlisted Specialists C&C- Fort Monroe

From (date): Jan-

to (date): March-1918

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Transferred to:-

Company: Staff of Commander of Coast Defences

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Date: order at Feb 12 1918 given March 12, 1918

New Location: Boston Mass

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): Assistant Engineer

Date: March 12, 1918

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Embarked from (port): Boston

on (ship): Maryh[?]

(date): July 31

and arrived at (foreign port): Liverpool

(date): Aug 15

Proceeded from : Liverpool

to: Southampton

(date): Aug 17-Aug 20

From: Southampton England

to: Leharve France

(date): Aug 25

From: Leharve

to: angere

(date): x

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Anglie

From (date): Aug

to (date): Sept

Country: France C&C Training Center (Target school)

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to (date):

Country: France Sanmure,

Place: O.T.C.

From (date): Nov, Dec, Jan

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WAR RECORD

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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): :

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

Arrived at (American port): New York

on (ship): Manhuria

Date: Feb 22, 1919

(from): St. Nazaire

Discharged from service at (place): Camp See

(date): March 14, 1919

as a (rank): Asst Eny- C&C. NC8

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Electrical Contractor

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?: It was a necessity for all to help

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: For the best if anything

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Very little if any [?]

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?:

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: After the War I received a commission of 2nd Lieut. F.A. dated Feb 1, 1919. This was because of graduating from the Saumur Artilley School, France.

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The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: I am now in the Reserve Corps as 2nd Lieut.

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Transcription:: Alexander L. Bear Oct. 1917 (PHOTO of man standing in WWI uniform)

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