Compton, Vernon Hunter.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Compton

(first name): Vernon

(middle name): Hunter

Date of birth

(month): October

(day): 28

(year): 1893

Place of Birth

(town): Norfolk

(county): Norfolk

(state): Va.

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Floyd Emmett Compton

Birthplace (country): New Jersey U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Kate Parsons

Birthplace (country): Princess Anne Co.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Baptist London Bridge

Married: No.

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: None

Education

(Preparatory): Common School [Education]

(College): None

Education

(University): None

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Occupation before entry into service: Carpenter

employer: H.F. Sawyer.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Lynnhaven

(county): Princess Anne

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Lynhaven

(county): Princess Anne

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May 27, 1918

at (place): Princess Anne

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : Regular Army

Identification number: 3170852

Assigned originally to

(company): 12th

(regiment): 154th D.B.

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(ship): [Jo?]

at (place): Newport News Va.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee Va.

From (date): May 27, 1918

to (date): July 11, 1918

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Company: Headquarters

Regiment: Co. 330th

Division: Inf.

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Date: 7/11/18

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Embarked from (port): Newport News

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and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nessier

(date): July 22, 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): [Burddume Pascal?], France

(date): Sept. 15, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: I wasn't in any real fighting arguments for I was after I got in France in the [] camp and was back of the line and then I was sent [] back for [] []. So I really didn't have the chance to have a real hand to hand fight but was near enough to see some of the battles and to hear some of them

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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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: First aid station back of [Burddume?] forest

Location: [Burddume?] rest left on Oct. 11, for [?] Hospital & [?] there five who left there for Base Hospital at St. Nessier France

From (date): Sept. 15, 1918

to (date): Oct. 11

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

Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): Madawaska

Date: Jan. 11, 1919.

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Mead, Maryland

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Carpenter

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?: I didn't think much about the service but after I was in the service I wasn't sorry that I had a chance of serving my country.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Camp life was a great help on my physical standpoint and it did not have any effect on my mental.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Not any

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: Not any

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: Not any

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: Didn't have any effects on my mind before nor after I came home.

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): Vernon Hunter Compton

on (date): Private Army

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

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