Givens, John Donnal.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Givens

(first name): John

(middle name): Donnals

Date of birth

(month): March

(day): 7th

(year): 1898

Place of Birth

(town):

(county): Sussex

(state): Virginia

(country):

Name of father: Harney Givens

Birthplace (country): Sussex Co Va.

Maiden name of mother: Nannie Harrison

Birthplace (country): Sussex Co Va.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: Colored

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): No

Married: yes

year:

at: Petersburg Va.

To (maiden name): Viola Mayfield

Born: Sussex

year:

at: Co Va.

Children

(name): Vernel Givens

Born: Prince George

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Children

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Fraternal Orders: No

College Fraternities: No

Previous military service or training: Camp Lee

Education

(Preparatory): Prince George

(College):

Education

(University): None

(Degrees): 3th

Occupation before entry into service: Farmer

employer: Camp Lee Laundry

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Prince George

(county): Va

Present home address

(street number): 610 Cameron street

(town): Petersburg

(county):

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May 2nd 1918

at (place): Camp Lee, Va.

as a (rank): 44

in the: Infantry

section of the : Depot Begae

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): 320

(regiment): Labor Battalion

(division):

(or)

(ship): Camp Stewart

at (place): Newport News

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee

From (date): May 2nd

to (date): July 13th

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Embarked from (port): Newport News

on (ship):

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and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, France

(date): July 31st

Proceeded from : Brest

to: Bracon

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From: Bracon

to: Shalivillers

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From: Shalivillers

to: Lamon

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

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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:

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

Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): Pohuntess

Date: July 2 1919

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

(date): July 11th

as a (rank):

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Tobacco Worker

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?: OK

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: OK

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

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): Prince George

on (date): May 8th 1920

year:

(full name): John Donnal Givens

(rank):

(branch of service):

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

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