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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Graham

(first name): Hal

(middle name): Gordon

Date of birth

(month): December

(day): 15th

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): Graham

(county): Tazewell

(state): VA

(country): USA

Name of father: S. M. Graham

Birthplace (country): America

Maiden name of mother: Margaret Crockett

Birthplace (country): America

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Presbyterian

Married: no

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Previous military service or training:

Education

(Preparatory): High School

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Occupation before entry into service: Transitman

employer: J. P. Willings Jr.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Graham

(county): Tazewell

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Graham

(county): Tazewell

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): July 25 1917

at (place): Richmond

as a (rank): Pvt.

in the: Sanitary Detachment

section of the : 1st VA

Identification number: 1290594

Assigned originally to

(company): Sanitary Detachment

(regiment): 1st VA Infty

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

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

From (date): Sept 27, 1917

to (date): June 10, 1918

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Transferred to:-

Company: San. Det.

Regiment: 116 Infty

Division: 29th

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Date: Oct. 4, 1917

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Pvt.

to (rank): Pvt. 1cl

Date: Dec. 1917

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken, N.J.

on (ship): Finland

(date):

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): June 27, 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to: Champliteanea

(date): July 4, 1918

From: Champliteanea

to: Belfont Arg

(date): July 28, 1918

From: Belfontanea

to: Vudin

(date):

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Champliteanea

From (date): July 4 [1918]

to (date): July 28 [1918]

Country: France

Place: Bonbon Lis [illegible] [illegible]

From (date): April 15 [1918]

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): July 28th 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Defence of Centea Sector Haute Alsace

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:-

Name of hospital: Mesnes Fulsey

Location: Mesves

From (date): Oct. 4, 1918

to (date): Nov. 2, 1918

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

Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): Matsouiq

Date: May 20, 1918

(from): St. Nazaire

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee VA

(date): May 27, 1919

as a (rank): Pvt, 1 cl

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?:

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.

Additional data:

Signed at (place): Camp Lee VA

on (date): May 26

year: 1918

(full name): Hal Gordon Graham

(rank): Pvt. 1 cl.

(branch of service): Medical Corps

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

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