Arnold, Clairborne C.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Arnold

(first name): Claiborne

(middle name): C.

Date of birth

(month): May

(day): 23

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town): Norfolk

(county): Norfolk

(state): VA

(country): USA

Name of father: Richard Watson Arnold

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Ida

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Episcopal

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: Military school

Education

(Preparatory): 12 years

(College): 2 years

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Occupation before entry into service: Auto salesman

employer: Kalher Auto. Co.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Waverly

(county): Sussex

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Waverly

(county): Sussex

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): June 3/17

at (place): Waverly, Virginia

as a (rank): Pvt.

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 1288983

Assigned originally to

(company): B

(regiment): 4th Va.

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan

From (date): Sept 7th, 1917

to (date): June 11th, 1919

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Transferred to:-

Company: E

Regiment: 116

Division: 29th

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New Location: Camp McClellan

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Pvt.

to (rank): Corp.

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From (rank): Corp.

to (rank): Sgt.

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken, NJ

on (ship): USS Finland

(date): June 14, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): June 27/18

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to: Champlet

(date): July 2/18

From: Champlet

to: Gras Mayner

(date): July

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Defense of Haute Sector

(date): July 29/18

Participated in the following engagements: Alsace - again August 1918- October 29th 1918

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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Location: Nevers France

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

Arrived at (American port): Newport News

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

Date: 10th 20th

(from): St. Nazaire

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

(date): May 27 1919

as a (rank): Sgt.

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war:

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?: Very good

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

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

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?: War is Hell.

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): Camp Lee

on (date): May 26

year: 1919

(full name): Claibornre C Arnold

(rank): Sgt.

(branch of service): Inf.

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

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