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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Hartz

(first name): Dennis

(middle name): Wilson

Date of birth

(month): November

(day): 11th

(year): 1897

Place of Birth

(town): Gilboa

(county):

(state): Ohio

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Arthur B. Hartz

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Etta A. Buckmaster

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Christian

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: Phi Delta Omega (Local, Richmond College)

Previous military service or training: Corp. Co. "B" 4th Va. Inf. N.G. Transferred Co. "G" 116th Inf. 29th Div. Transferred to Co. "B" 104th M.S.T. 29th Div.

Education

(Preparatory): Waverly High School

(College): Richmond College

Education

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Occupation before entry into service: Student

employer:

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Waverly

(county): Sussex

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Waverly

(county): Sussex

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Jan. 3, 1917

at (place): Waverly, Va.

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 1273905

Assigned originally to

(company): "B"

(regiment): 4th Va. INF.

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(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan, Ala.

From (date): Sept. 6, 1917

to (date): June 1918

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Transferred to:-

Company: "G"

Regiment: 118th Inf.

Division: 29th

Ship:

Date: Oct. 1917

New Location:

Company: "B"

Regiment: 104th M.S.T.

Division: 29th

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Date: Dec. 1917

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): Corp.

Date: Oct. 1917

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Embarked from (port): Philadelphia

on (ship): City of Exeter

(date): June 28th 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Liverpool

(date): July 15th 1918.

Proceeded from : Liverpool

to: Southampton

(date): July 18th 1918

From: Southampton

to: Cherbourg

(date): July 17th 1918

From: Cherbourg

to: La Havre

(date): July 27th 1918

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Fontaine (Alsace)

From (date): Aug. 4th 1918

to (date): Sept. 25th 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Haute-Alsace Region

(date): August 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Haute-Alsace Region Meuse-Argonne

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): New York

on (ship): Manchuria

Date: May 22nd 1919

(from): St. Nazaire

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Meade, Md.

(date): May 29th 1919/

as a (rank): Corporal

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Student

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?: Military service in time of war is all right and I did my part gladly, proud to be in the army. But a peace-time army holds no charms for me.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: I was benefited both mentally and physically.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: A wider knowledge of the world and its inhabitants. It was an experience money can't buy.

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?: A better understanding of humanity and a larger content of actual experienced knowledge.

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): Richmond College, Va.

on (date): April 13th

year: 1919

(full name):

(rank):

(branch of service):

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

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