Ford, Leslie Kirk.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Ford

(first name): Leslie

(middle name): Kirk

Date of birth

(month): July

(day): 17th

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town): Mt. Crawford

(county): Rockingham

(state): Va.

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Samuel Ford

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Dora Hawes

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): United Brethren

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: None

Education

(Preparatory): Public schools

(College):

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Occupation before entry into service: Farmer

employer: A.R. Gilkerson

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): North River

(county): Rockingham

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Mt. Crawford

(county): Rockingham

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): July 17, 1918

at (place): Camp Humphries

as a (rank): Private

in the: Engineers

section of the : U.S. National Army

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): 5th Engineering training regiment

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

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

From (date): July 17, 1918

to (date): Sept. 26, 1918

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Upton, N.Y.

From (date): Sept. 27, 1918

to (date): Nov. 13, 1918

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Merrit, N.J.

From (date): Nov. 14, 1918

to (date): Nov. 27, 1918 Camp Lee, Va. Nov. 30, 1918 to Dec. 19, 1918

Transferred to:-

Company: B

Regiment: Second

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Company: G

Regiment: Fifth

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Company: K

Regiment: Overseas Casual

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

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee, Va.

(date): Dec. 10 - 1918

as a (rank): Private

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?: Not eager for service but preferred serving my country to being a slacker

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

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

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?:

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): Mt. Crawford, Va.

on (date): Jan. 14

year: 1920

(full name): Leslie Kirk Ford

(rank): Private

(branch of service): Engineers

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: From Leslie Kirk Ford, and his discharge papers

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