Durham, James Oristis.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Durham

(first name): James

(middle name): Oristis

Date of birth

(month): February

(day): 4th

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Council

(county): Buchanan

(state): VA

(country): U.S.

Name of father: W .H Durham

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Sambert

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): none

Married: no

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Fraternal Orders: none

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Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): High School

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Education

(University): none

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Occupation before entry into service: Miner

employer: New River & Pocahontas Coal Co.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Newhall

(county): West .Va. McDowell.

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Repass

(county): Russell

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): June 9th, 1917

at (place): Roanoke Va.

as a (rank): Pvt.

in the: 2nd

section of the : National Guard

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): Co.G. 2nd Va.

(regiment): 2nd

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at (place): Roanoke Va.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan

From (date): Sept 5th, 1917

to (date): June 11th, 1918

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Company: Co.G

Regiment: 116 2nd

Division: 29th

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New Location: Camp. McClellan

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Pvt.

to (rank): Cpl.

Date: Nov 1st, 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken

on (ship): Finland

(date): June 15, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): June 28th, 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to:

(date): July 4th, 1918

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to: {Auxelhaute}?

(date): July-

From: {Auxelhaute}?

to: {Anyitaz}?

(date): July

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): Aug 5th 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Meuse Argonne Offensive

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

Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: May 20th

(from): St. Nazare

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

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as a (rank):

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Miner

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?: None

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?: None

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?: None

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: None

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):

on (date):

year:

(full name): James Oristis Durham

(rank): Cpl.

(branch of service): Co. D 116th Inf.

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

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