Ellis, Bryant Willie.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Willie

(first name): Bryant

(middle name): Ellis

Date of birth

(month): December

(day): 9

(year): 1890

Place of Birth

(town): Near Drewayville

(county):

(state): Va

(country):

Name of father: Thomas Ellis

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Maiden name of mother: Bettie

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Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): M E Church

Married: April 7

year: 1913

at: Jackson N.C.

To (maiden name): Daisy Lee Hanuf

Born: Nov 22

year: 1898

at: Wright Farm

Children

(name): Willie B. Ellis Jr

Born: Nov 24

year: 1914

at: Riddy Farm

Children

(name): George Thos. Ellis

Born:

year: 1917

at: Hanuf Farm

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College Fraternities: No my own fault

Previous military service or training: no

Education

(Preparatory): no

(College): no

Education

(University): no

(Degrees): no

Occupation before entry into service: Farmer and carpenter

employer: no

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): Yale Va

(town): R.F.D.

(county): 1 box 33 Sussx

Present home address

(street number): Yale Va

(town): R.F.D

(county): 1 box Va

(state): Sussex

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Sept 22 1917

at (place): Camp Lee Va

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 1821195

Assigned originally to

(company): Co 8

(regiment): 318

(division): 80

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School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee Va

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From (rank): Private

to (rank): Corporal

Date: Oct 24 1917

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken

on (ship): Leviathan

(date): May 21

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest

(date): May 30 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): On or about

(date): July 1 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Orlong woods with the British Army for instructions + get up to shellfire on that sector we were against the salton + seaman

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): left arch trouble

Arrived at (American port): Newport News Va

on (ship): S.S. Maine

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(from): Brest

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee Va

(date): June 3 1919

as a (rank): Corporal

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farmer + 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?: all of our people need more of gods true spirit If we have in our hear soul and mind true spirit of God then we get true leadership By cooperating with the true spirit of God in our hearts souls and mind We need true leadership to the greater percent in my class and my class is the average mans class

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.

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

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Transcription:: Black and white photograph of young white man, about chest-high to top of head. Dressed in coat, white-collared shirt, polka-dot or checkered tie, flat-brimmed hat with dark band.

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