Gwathmey, Bryon Benjamin.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Bryon

(first name): Benjamin

(middle name): Gwathmey

Date of birth

(month): April

(day): 19

(year): 1898

Place of Birth

(town): Waverly

(county): Sussex

(state): Virginia

(country): USA

Name of father: BF Gwathmey

Birthplace (country): Surry County

Maiden name of mother: Ida Cox

Birthplace (country): Waverly Va

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Christian

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Occupation before entry into service: Clerk

employer: BF Gwathmey

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): Disputanta

(town): Prince george

(county): Virginia

Present home address

(street number): Disputanta

(town): Prince George

(county): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Jan. 12th 1917

at (place): Waverly, Va.

as a (rank): Pvt.

in the: Infantry

section of the : Va. National Guard

Identification number: 1288099

Assigned originally to

(company): Co. E

(regiment): 116th Reg.

(division): 29th Div.

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: McClellan

From (date): About 1st Aug. 1918

to (date): 11th June 1918

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From (rank): Private

to (rank): 1st class pvt.

Date: Sept. 1st 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken

on (ship): Ship Finland U.S.S.

(date): 7/15/18

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): 7/28/18

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(date): 8/15/18

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Don't know.

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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): :

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability): none

Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: 8/20/17

(from): France

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

(date): 8/28/19

as a (rank): 1st class Pvt.

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Clerk

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?:

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?:

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): Disputanta, Va.

on (date): 7/13

year: 1920

(full name): B.B. Gwathmey

(rank): 1st class Pvt.

(branch of service): Infantry

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

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