James, Arthur Wilson

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): James

(first name): Arthur

(middle name): Wilson

Date of birth

(month): Oct

(day): 8

(year): 1889

Place of Birth

(town): Grovel Hill

(county): Buckingham

(state): VA

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): April 20, 1914

at (place): Richmond

as a (rank): private

in the: Richmond Blues

section of the : National Guard

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School, camp, station, ship: Brownsville, Texas, Fort Meyers R. O. T. C. V. Camp Lee, Petersburg, Camp Jackson South Carolina, Camp Dix, N J

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From (rank): Private

to (rank): Corporal

Date: Aug. 1916

From (rank): Corporal

to (rank): Candidate

Date: Aug. 1917

Embarked from (port): Hoboken

on (ship): Ryndam

(date): June 24

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest

(date): June 27, 1917

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to: Port a Mousson

(date): Oct 16, 1918

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Country: La Courtine

Place: Creuse

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): [Routes Moscow?]

(date): Oct 16, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Defensive Sector [Marbosde?], Oct 16, Nov 11. 1918

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Arrived at (American port): [Brest?] Hoboken

on (ship): Great [Northam?]

Date: Mar 2, 1919

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Meade, [Ma?]

(date): Mar 19, 1919

as a (rank): 1st Lieut. Field Artillery

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Teacher - Law Student

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?: Entered Natl. Guard without thought. Came to like the consequent to services. Never felt any thrill for military till very late in war.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Mental effect was slight. Physical was wonderful: Because a strong specimen.

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

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?: Tendency to be fatalistic.

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: Have lost some of the frills? Many of the so called effects are far fetched. War is a big business.

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

Additional data: Greatest impression made is my admiration for the [field?] of civilization, socially, scientifically, militarily, they are supreme.

Signed at (place): Richmond Va

on (date): July 12

year: [1921?]

(full name): [Arthur William James?]

(rank): 1st [Level?]

(branch of service): Field Artillery

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: [Arthur W. James?]

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