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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Ferguson

(first name): George

(middle name): Lynn

Date of birth

(month): January

(day): 6

(year): 1898

Place of Birth

(town): Louisa

(county): Lawerance

(state): Kentucky

(country): USA

Name of father: L.B. Ferguson

Birthplace (country): Louisa, Ky.

Maiden name of mother: Lillian Butler

Birthplace (country): Richardson, Ky.

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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Fraternal Orders: Masonic

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Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): 6 yrs Grammar 4 yrs H.S.

(College): 3 1/2 yrs William & Mary

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Occupation before entry into service: Teacher & student

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Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Williamsburg, Va.

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Present home address

(street number): 1625

(town): Covington

(county): Kenyon

(state): Kentucky

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): enlisted Feb. 8, 1918

at (place): Richmond, Va.

as a (rank): Private

in the: Engineers

section of the : Regular Army

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): 13th Recruit Co

(regiment):

(division): 83rd

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Fort Thomas Ky.

From (date): Feb 11, 1918

to (date): May 3, 1918

School, camp, station, ship: transferred to Medical Corps at Camp {?} Penn.

From (date): May 3, 1918

to (date): May 29, 1918

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Company: 13th

Regiment: Casual Replacement Co.

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Date: May 18, 1918

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): Sgt.

Date: June 29, 1918

From (rank): Sgt.

to (rank): Sgt. 1 cl.

Date: Dec 13, 1918

Embarked from (port): Hoboken

on (ship): Leviathan

(date): May 29, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, France

(date): June 6, 1918

Proceeded from : Brest

to: Allercy

(date): June 15, 1918

From: Allercy

to: Toul Sector

(date): June 19, 1918

From: Toul

to: Thiacourt

(date): Oct 31, 1918

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Brest

From (date): June 6

to (date): June 15

Country:

Place: Allercy

From (date): June 15

to (date): June 19

Country:

Place: Toul

From (date): June 19

to (date): Sept 8

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Barnecourt, France

(date): Sept. 12, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: St. Mihiel - 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): : none

Killed in action, killed by accident, died of wounds, died of disease, wounded, gassed, shell-shocked, taken prisoner:

Nature of casualty: none

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: none

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

Arrived at (American port): New York

on (ship): U.S.S. Martha Washington

Date: July 27, 1919

(from): Brest, France

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Mills, L.I.

(date): August 1, 1919

as a (rank): Sgt. 1 cl

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Student University of Cincinnati

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?: My attitude was of a duty and responsibility which I of right owed my home and country as well as to very high principle of rights and fair dealing

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: My experience at camps in the US was always most beneficial both in a mental and physical way

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: A knowledge that America is the first nation on earth

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: Strengthened my belief in God

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?: To impress me with the fact that a duty and responsibility are best tested by sacrifice and hardship

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): Cincinnati Ohio

on (date): July 15

year: 1920

(full name): George Lynn Ferguson

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(branch of service):

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

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Transcription:: From March 3, 1919 to July 5 , 1919 I was a member of the U.S. student Det. in British universities and a student in the University of Edinburgh Scotland we returned to the US via Liverpool and Brest

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