Gaussoin, Earnest.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Gaussoiu

(first name): Earnest

(middle name):

Date of birth

(month): April

(day): 10

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): Russell

(county): Co

(state): Virginia

(country):

Name of father:

Birthplace (country):

Maiden name of mother: Sallie Heudrick

Birthplace (country): Russell Co. Va

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Methodist

Married: no

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Fraternal Orders: I.O.O.F.

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Previous military service or training: none

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Occupation before entry into service: Rail Roading.

employer: N. + W. R.R. Co.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): Sworde Creek

(town): Virginia

(county):

Present home address

(street number): Sworde

(town): Creek

(county):

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

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

at (place): Roanoke Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: 2nd Va Infantry

section of the :

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): Y

(regiment): 116

(division): 29

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Mc Clellan Ala

From (date): Sept 5/17

to (date): June 11/18

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): 1 Cl. Put

Date: May 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.G.

on (ship): Finland

(date): June 15/18

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazairl

(date): June 29/18

Proceeded from : St. Nazairl

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(date): July 4/18

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): July 25 1918.

Participated in the following engagements: Defense Center Sector 7/25/18 to 9/23/18 Battle Molbrood still 10/8/18 Battle McClerik From 10/10/18 Altag in Bris D. [?] 10/11/18 Battle Grauk Montayi 10/15/18 Capture Etraye Ridge 10/28/18 Atta on Bis d' Bellow 10/28/18

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:-

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

Arrived at (American port): Newport [N?]

on (ship): Matornia

Date: may 20 1919

(from):

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee 7th

(date): may 28 1919

as a (rank): 1 Cl. Privste

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Rail Roading.

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?: o.k.

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

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

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:

Signed at (place): Camp Lee 7th

on (date): May 27 1919.

year:

(full name): Eurist [?]

(rank): 10 y

(branch of service): Infantry

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: 1 Cl. Pvt Earmet Gaussoin

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