Aldridge, Melville D.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Aldridge

(first name): Melville

(middle name): D

Date of birth

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Place of Birth

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Name of father: [F.M.?] Aldridge

Birthplace (country):

Maiden name of mother: Mrs. [F.M.?] "

Birthplace (country):

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no):

Voter (yes or no):

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Married: no

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Previous military service or training:

Education

(Preparatory):

(College):

Education

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Occupation before entry into service: Traveling salesman

employer:

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Fredericksburg Va

(county):

Present home address

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(town): Fredericksburg VA

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Aug. 27 1917

at (place):

as a (rank):

in the:

section of the :

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): Camp Fort Meyer VA

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(division):

(or)

(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee

From (date):

to (date):

School, camp, station, ship: [illegible] Springs [illegible] Camp Meade Md.

From (date):

to (date):

School, camp, station, ship: Camp [illegible] Va

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to (date):

Transferred to:-

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Promoted:-

From (rank):

to (rank): 2nd Lieut

Date: Dec. 1917

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

Embarked from (port): Hoboken 1st

on (ship): [Sierra?]

(date): Oct 1918

and arrived at (foreign port):

Proceeded from : Hoboken N.J.

to:

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Trained or stationed abroad:-

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From (date): July 1919

to (date): Sept 1919

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date):

Participated in the following engagements: Fr[illegible]

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:

Nature of casuality:

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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):

on (ship):

Date:

(from):

Discharged from service at (place): Camp [illegible] N.J.

(date): Oct 6, 1919

as a (rank):

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Mercantile business

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 State 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):

on (date):

year:

(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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