Cox, William Junkin.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Cox

(first name): William

(middle name): Junkin

Date of birth

(month): September

(day): Sixteenth

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Portland

(county): Multnomah

(state): Oregon

(country): U.S.A

Name of father: Lewis Berkeley Cox

Birthplace (country): Virginia - U.S.A

Maiden name of mother: Elinor Jackson Junkin

Birthplace (country): Virginia - U.S.A

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Presbyterian (Southern)

Married: Yes - Jan 15

year: 1921

at: Leesburg, Loudoun Co, Virginia

To (maiden name): Lee Edwards

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at: Leesburg, Virginia

Children

(name): None

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College Fraternities: Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Beta Kappa

Previous military service or training: Citizen's Training Camp, Asheville N.C. - July 1914

Education

(Preparatory): Lexington, Va High School

(College):

Education

(University): Washington and Lee

(Degrees): B.A, B.S in Civil Eng.

Occupation before entry into service: Student

employer:

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Lexington

(county): Rockbridge

Present home address

(street number): 635 Euclid Avenue

(town): Baltimore

(county): Baltimore

(state): Md

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May 15, 1918

at (place): Camp Lee, Virginia

as a (rank): Pvt, 1st Cl

in the: Engineer

section of the : National Army

Identification number: Unknown

Assigned originally to

(company): B -

(regiment): 4th Eng'r Officers'

(division): Training Camp

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(ship):

at (place): Camp Lee, Virginia

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: 4th E.O.T.C - Camp Lee, VA -

From (date): May 6, 1918

to (date): June 29, 1918

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Company: C

Regiment: 605th Engrs

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Date: June 29, 1918

New Location: Camp Forrest, Ga

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Pvt 1st Cl

to (rank): 2nd Lt. Engrs, N.A.

Date: June 17, 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken, N.J.

on (ship): U.S.S George Washington

(date): Sept. 30, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, France

(date): Oct. (21 ?) 1918

Proceeded from : Brest France

to: (Taconnay?),Haute Marne, France

(date): October - 1918

From: (Taconnay?) France

to: Veuxhaulles, Cote d'Or, France

(date): Dec. 1918

From: Veuxhaulles, France

to: Montpellier, France

(date): Mar 1, 1919

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Montpellier

From (date): Brest, France

to (date): July, 14 1919

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Never

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Participated in the following engagements: None

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 casualty: None

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: None

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

Arrived at (American port): Hoboken

on (ship): U.S.S. Zeppelin

Date: Aug, 2 1919

(from): Brest, France

Discharged from service at (place): Washington, D.C.

(date): Aug, 12, 1919

as a (rank): 2nd Lieut, Engineers, N.A

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Civil Engineer

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:: X

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: Satisfactory

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Not very decided one way or another

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Grew rather lazy in the winter following the armistice

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?: Think rather less of the army owing to belief that it cramps individual initiative, but think fault inherit in nature of military discipline and not to be particularly charged up against our enemy

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): Baltimore, Md.

on (date): July 10,

year: 1922

(full name): William Junkin Cox

(rank): Late 2nd Lieut,

(branch of service): Engineers -

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Personal memory. I regret the soiled condition of this blank, which reached me in a roundabout way and in its present state. W. J.C.

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Transcription:: [Sepia photo] Smiling man in military uniform, hands on hips, and hat resting on left hip area. Standing on muddy roadway in front of plants and a building to the left.

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