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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Hernden

(first name): Brock

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Date of birth

(month): Oct

(day): 8

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Swords. Creek

(county):

(state): Virginia

(country):

Name of father: John W Hernden

Birthplace (country): Swords Creek Va

Maiden name of mother: [Ellace?] Ball

Birthplace (country): Swords Creek Va

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Methodist

Married: April 11

year: 1918

at: Lebanon Virginia

To (maiden name): [Blulah Monde?]

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Previous military service or training: None

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Occupation before entry into service: Farmer

employer: Father John W Hernden

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(town): Swords Creek

(county): Va

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(town): Swords Creek

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(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): enlisted May 1 1917

at (place): St. Paul Virginia

as a (rank): P

in the: 2nd Va Infantry

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(company): G

(regiment): 116

(division): 29

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan Ala

From (date): Sept 5/17

to (date): June 11/18

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From (rank): Private

to (rank): 1 c. Pvt

Date: June 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): Finland

(date): June 15/18

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): June 27/18

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(date): July 4/18

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): July 25 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Defence Artois Sector 7/25/18 to 8/23/18. Battle of Molbrook Hill Oct 8/18 Battle Molleville Farm Oct 10/18 Attack on Bois D'Ormont Oct 11/18

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:

Nature of casualty: Gassed

(place): Bois D'Ormont

(date): Oct 12/18

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Name of hospital: Base 28

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From (date): Oct 24

to (date): Dec 18/18

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Arrived at (American port): Newport News Va

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: May 20/19

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee Va

(date): May 28 1919

as a (rank): Private 1 Class

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farmer

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?: Physicaly good.

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

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?:

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): Camp Lee Va

on (date): May 27

year: 1919

(full name): Brock Herndon

(rank): 1 cl. pvt.

(branch of service): Infantry

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: 1 Cl. Pvt Brock Herndon

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