Caffee, Jacob.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Caffee

(first name): Jacob

(middle name):

Date of birth

(month): April

(day): 12

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town):

(county): Princess Anne

(state): Va

(country):

Name of father: Robert Caffee

Birthplace (country): Princess Anne Co., Va

Maiden name of mother: Delia [Fentress?]

Birthplace (country): (Dito)

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: Colored

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Methodist

Married: yes

year:

at: Norfolk, Va.

To (maiden name): Ethel Owens

Born:

year:

at: Princess Anne, Va.

Children

(name): Helen Odell Caffee

Born: March 6

year: 1919

at: "

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Fraternal Orders: none

College Fraternities:

Previous military service or training: none

Education

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Occupation before entry into service: Farming

employer: M.F.Simmons

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Sigma

(county): Princess Anne, Va

Present home address

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(town):

(county): (Dito)

(state):

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Aug 5, 1918

at (place): Camp Humpress, Alexandria, Va

as a (rank): Orderly

in the: Service Battalion

section of the : Regular Army

Identification number: 2610184

Assigned originally to

(company): Co. D 540

(regiment): 5th

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(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp A.A.Humpress [Humphries]

From (date): Aug 5, 1918

to (date): Oct 4, 1918

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Transferred to:-

Company: No 549

Regiment: 2nd

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Date: Oct. 4, 1918

New Location: Camp Merritt, N.J.

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken,N.J

on (ship): Rottondonn

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date):

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:

Nature of casualty:

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Base Hospital

Location: Camp Humpress

From (date): sick 16 days with "Influenza"

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

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on (ship):

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Humpress

(date): Dec. 31 - 1918

as a (rank): Orderly

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farming

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 States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: None

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?:

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?:

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): Pungo, Va

on (date): Nov. 12

year: 1919

(full name): Jacob Caffee

(rank):

(branch of service): Engineering

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

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