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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Fortune

(first name): Irma

(middle name):

Date of birth

(month): January

(day): 5th

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town): Schuyler

(county): Nelson

(state): Virginia

(country): United States

Name of father: Joel M. Fortune

Birthplace (country): Virginia, United States

Maiden name of mother: Henrietta Clement

Birthplace (country): Virginia, United States

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Baptist

Married: No

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(Preparatory): 3 years High School Private Instructor 5 years

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(Degrees): R.N. Nurses Training School

Occupation before entry into service: Private nursing

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Residence before entry into the service

(street number): 529 Nash St.

(town): Rocky Mount

(county): North Carolina

Present home address

(street number): William and Mary College

(town): Williamsburg

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(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): March 16, 1918

at (place): Rocky Mount, North Carolina

as a (rank): Nurse

in the: Base Hospital 45, Richmond, Va.

section of the : Medical Corps

Identification number: 17,205 Red Cross Badge

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee, Petersburg Virginia

From (date): March 17, 1918

to (date): July 26, 1918

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Company: Nursed Moblization Station Holly Hotel N Y City

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Date: July 27, 1918 - August 23, 1918

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

on (ship): Adriatic

(date): August 23, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Liverpool, Eng.

(date): Se[t. 5, 1918

Proceeded from : Liverpool

to: South Hampton, Eng.

(date): Sept 5 to 6, 1918

From: Southampton, Eng

to: Le Harve, France

(date): Sept. 6 - 7 /18

From: Le Harve, France

to: Toul, France

(date): Sept. 7 - 9 1918

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Toul

From (date): Sept, 9

to (date): February 16, 1919

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

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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: Base Hospital 87

Location: Toul, France

From (date): Jan. 16, 1919

to (date): Feb. 16, 1919

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

Arrived at (American port): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): Agamemnon

Date: March 11, 1919

(from): Brest, France

Discharged from service at (place): Home, Scottsville Virginia

(date): April 22, 1919

as a (rank): nurse

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Unfitted for work until Sept. 1919. Institutional work since that time.

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:: Passed physical examination satisfactorily but suffered with nervousness so that I could not concentrate sufficiently to work for six months.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: I felt my call to duty very keenly and could not be contented until I entered the service.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: The effect was so gradual that I could hardly detect it. Physically, I suffered with heat during summer months and had mild case mumps.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Suffered intensley with articular rheumatism brought on by the damp, [rainy?] climate. Nervous brakedown after my return

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: Broadened, strengthened my 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?: I suffer a great deal with nervousness and am easily discouraged. I feel that I am still undergoing the process of readjustment. My experiences were most educational and I will never regret [there?] no matter how long the readjustment period lasts.

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data: I do not have a single photograph in uniform taken either before or after my discharge. If the picture is necessary to complete the record I will send one taken in my hospital uniform.

Signed at (place): Williamsburg, Va.

on (date): March 30

year: 1921

(full name): Irma Fortune R.N.

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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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