Jenkins, Robert Lee.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Jenkings

(first name): Robert

(middle name): Lee

Date of birth

(month): February

(day): 1st

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): Culpeper

(county): Culpeper

(state): Va.

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Edward Jenkins

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Elizabeth Corbin

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

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Occupation before entry into service: Farmer

employer: Edward Jenkings

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Culpeper

(county): Culpeper

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Flat Run

(county): Orange

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): enlisted July 5th 1917

at (place): Culpeper, Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 1289048

Assigned originally to

(company): Company "B"

(regiment): 2nd Va.

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at (place): Roanoke, Va.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan, Ala.

From (date): Sept. 7th 1917

to (date): June 18th 1918

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Company: Company "I"

Regiment: 116th

Division: 29th

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Date: 2 Oct. 1917

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Promoted:-

From (rank): private

to (rank): private 1st cl.

Date: Jan. 15th, 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): s/s Finland

(date): June 15th 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire, France

(date): June 28th/18

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to: Champlitte

(date): July 5th/19

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): France

(date): July 29th 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Haute Center Sector, Malbrouck Hill, Molleville, Attack on Bois Montagne, Capture Etray Ridge

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): U.S.S. Matsonia

Date: 5/20/19

(from): France

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee, VA.

(date): May 28th 1919

as a (rank): Private 1st 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?: Enthusiastic

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

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

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?:

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: Left any reason that I will never forget

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 28th

year: 1919

(full name): Robert Lee Jenkings

(rank): private 1st class

(branch of service): Infantry

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

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