Baugher, Lester Everett.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Baugher

(first name): Lester

(middle name): Everett

Date of birth

(month): March

(day): 19

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): Elkton

(county): Rockingham

(state): Va.

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: George S. Baugher

Birthplace (country): Swift Run, Va. U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Leannah Wyant

Birthplace (country): Roadside, Va. U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): United Brethern

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: Jr. O.U.A.M. and I.O.O.F.

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: Two yrs, four months

Education

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Occupation before entry into service: Carpenter

employer: Jason E. Lyon

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Elkton

(county): Rockingham

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Swift Run

(county): Rockingham

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): April 17, 1917

at (place): Elkton, Va.

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): Co. D

(regiment): 2nd Va. Inf.

(division): N.G.

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(ship):

at (place): Roanoke, Va.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan

From (date): Sept. 5, 1917

to (date): Mar. 18, 1918

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Transferred to:-

Company: 19th

Regiment: 35th Engrs.

Division:

Ship: Oversea [Sasuals?]

Date: March 18, 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken, N.J.

on (ship): U.S.S. Pres. Lincoln

(date): Mar. 29, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest

(date): April 14, 1918

Proceeded from : Brest

to: Belois

(date): April 21/18

From: Belois

to: Perigieux

(date): May 5/18

From: Perigieux

to: Bordeaux

(date): June 2/18

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Bordeaux

From (date): June 2/18

to (date): July 10/18

Country: France

Place: LaRochelle

From (date): July 10-18

to (date): Jan. 16/18

Country: France

Place: Brest

From (date): Jan. 16/18

to (date): July 13/19

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date):

Participated in the following engagements:

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:

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Base Hosp. No. 116

Location: Brest

From (date): June 10/19

to (date): July 10/19

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

Arrived at (American port): Hoboken

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

Date: July 21/19

(from): Brest

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Dix

(date): July 26/19

as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Carpenter

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?: For America always, right or wrong.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Camp life is to an advantage both mentally and physically.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: It caused me love my country more than ever.

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: It made me a better Protestant.

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:

Signed at (place): Swift Run, Va.

on (date): Jan. 4th

year: 1920

(full name): Lester Everett Baugher

(rank):

(branch of service): Engrs.

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

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