Geddy, George Benjamin.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Geddy

(first name): George

(middle name): Benjamin

Date of birth

(month): July

(day): 26

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town): Williamsburg

(county):

(state): Virginia

(country): USA

Name of father: T.H. Geddy

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: M.V. Piggott

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Episcopalian

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: Mason

College Fraternities: Kappa Sigma

Previous military service or training: None

Education

(Preparatory): Wmburg High School

(College): College of William and Mary

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Occupation before entry into service: Traveling Salesman

employer: L.G. Balfour Co., Appleboro, Mass.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Williamsburg Virginia

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Present home address

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(town): Williamsburg

(county):

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): enlisted Dec. 13

at (place): Norfolk, Va

as a (rank): Machinist Mate

in the: U.S. Naval Aviation

section of the : Naval Reserve

Identification number: unassigned {crossed out}

Assigned originally to

(company): Unassigned

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at (place): Charleston, S.C.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Cambridge, Mass.

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School, camp, station, ship: Miama Fla

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Promoted:-

From (rank): machinist mate

to (rank): CQM (A) Student Flight Officer

Date: July 20, 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

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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): :

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

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Traveling Salesman

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?: Beneficial

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Strengthened

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): Williamsburg, Va

on (date): June 29

year: 1920

(full name): George Benjamin Geddy

(rank): CQM (A)

(branch of service): USNRF

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

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