Bristow, Myon Edison.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Bristow

(first name): Myon

(middle name): Edison

Date of birth

(month): November

(day): 2nd

(year): 1879

Place of Birth

(town): Saluda

(county): Middlesex

(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Lewis S. Bristow, Jr.

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Nellie Blanche Games

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Episcopalian

Married: June 8th

year: 1905

at: Baltimore, Maryland

To (maiden name): Emerald Alvin Christian

Born: 20 April

year: 1881

at: Baltimore, Maryland

Children

(name): Emerald Christian

Born: March 31,

year: 1906

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): 24 June 1918

at (place): Norfolk, Virginia

as a (rank): Yeoman 3rd Class

in the: U.S. Naval Reserve Force

section of the : U.S. Naval Reserve Force

Identification number: None

Assigned originally to

(company): U.S. Naval Training Station

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at (place): Hampton Roads, Virginia

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: No overseas service

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Company: U.S. Naval Training Station, Pelham Bay, New York

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Date: October 26th, 1918

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Company: U.S. Officer Material School, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

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Date: November 30, 1918

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Company: U.S. Officer Material School at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Date: January 31, 1919

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Yeoman 3rd Class

to (rank): Chief Storekeeper

Date: October 26, 1918

From (rank): Chief Storekeeper

to (rank): Ensign, Pay Corps

Date: February 17, 1919

Embarked from (port): No overseas service.

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): No overseas service.

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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): : None

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

Nature of casuality: No

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability): None

Arrived at (American port): None

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Discharged from service at (place): (Released from active duty)

(date): June 30, 1919, Norfolk, Virginia

as a (rank): Ensign, Pay Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Assistant Bank Examiner

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:: None

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: Aversion to war, but willing to fight in a just cause. Was not called - volunteered.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Mental - nothing in particular. Physical; Benefitted.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: No overseas service.

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: None

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: No fighting experience

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: No change

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

Additional data: Photograph submitted, taken while in service. Volunteered for general service, and had to submit to a surgical operation in order to become physically fit. First offered to Y.M.C.A., for overseas service, in it's accounting department, they were unable to pay what I required. This offer was made because it was felt that the physical examination might be less exacting.

Signed at (place): Richmond, Virginia

on (date): September 18th

year: 1919

(full name): Myon Edison Bristow

(rank): Ensign (P.O.)

(branch of service): N.S.N.R.F.

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

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