Kerrick, John Randolph.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Kerrick

(first name): John

(middle name): Randolph

Date of birth

(month): Sept

(day): 23rd

(year): 1875

Place of Birth

(town): Slate Mills

(county): Rappahannock

(state): Va.

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: John Robert Kerrick

Birthplace (country): Va. U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Mary J. Aylor

Birthplace (country): Va. U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Baptist

Married: yes

year: 1904

at: Sperryville, Va.

To (maiden name): Lillie M. Gore

Born: Sept. 12

year: 1874

at: Sperryville Va.

Children

(name): Everett H. Kerrick

Born: May 2

year: 1905

at: Rixeyville, Va.

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Fraternal Orders: I.O.O.F.

College Fraternities: none

Previous military service or training: 6 years 41st Co. C.A.C. U.S.A. 10 1/2 years, 2nd Va. Inf. N.G.

Education

(Preparatory): Public School

(College): no

Education

(University): no

(Degrees): none

Occupation before entry into service: Farmer & Leather worker

employer: worked for self

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Rixeyville

(county): Culpeper

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Rixeyville

(county): Culpeper

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): entered with National Guard March 31, 1917

at (place): Luray, Va.

as a (rank): 1st Lieut.

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

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Assigned originally to

(company): Bn. adjt.

(regiment): 2nd Va. Inf.

(division): (29)

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(ship):

at (place): Luray, Va.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Cedar Bluff, Va

From (date): Apr. 12 - 17

to (date): June 4 - 17

School, camp, station, ship: Roanoke Va.

From (date): June 4 - 17

to (date): Sept. 12 17

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClelland

From (date): Sept 12 17

to (date): June 20 18

Transferred to:-

Company: Battery "B"

Regiment: 110 F.A.

Division: 29

Ship:

Date: Sept. 29 17

New Location:

Company: HQ Co.

Regiment: 111 F.A.

Division: 29

Ship:

Date: Oct. 30 17

New Location:

Company: Co "A"

Regiment: 104 Sup. Train

Division: 29

Ship:

Date: Dec. 30 17

New Location:

Promoted:-

From (rank): 1st Lt.

to (rank): Capt.

Date: 17 Mar. 18

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Embarked from (port): Philadelphia Pa

on (ship): City of Exeter

(date): June 29 18

and arrived at (foreign port): Liverpool England

(date): July 15 18

Proceeded from : Liverpool Eng.

to: Southampton

(date): July 16 18

From: Southampton

to: Cherbourg, France

(date): July 17 18

From: Cherbourg

to: Le Havre France

(date): July 29 18

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Haute Alsace

From (date): Aug. 4

to (date): Sept 24 18

Country: France

Place: Meuse Argonne

From (date): Sept. 25

to (date): Nov. 16 18

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): North of Verdun

(date): Oct. 8, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Campaign North of Verdun from Oct. 8, 1918 to Nov. 11, 1918.

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 N.J.

on (ship): Agamemnon

Date: Sept. 26 1919

(from): Brest

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

(date): Oct. 16, 1919

as a (rank): Capt

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?: Ready & willing to go Like military service

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

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Profited by experience, except physical

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: Less respect for Catholic.

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: That it is best to be in a high state of training and know the game.

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: It is my belief that the U.S. should "In time of peace prepare for war," for it may come unexpectedly.

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): Rixeyville, Va.

on (date): Aug. 5

year: 1920

(full name): John Randolph Kerrick

(rank): Capt.

(branch of service): 104 Sup. Train 29 Div.

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

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Transcription:: [BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOCOPY IMAGE OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPING] [photograph of John R. Kerrick in uniform]

RETIRED WITH THE RANK OF MAJOR Q.M.C.

Captain John R. Kerrick Placed On The Retired List, Virginia Volunteers By order of the Governor, through Adjt.-Gen. Jo Lane Stern, John R. Kerrick Jr., Who served in Europe as Captain, Quartermaster Corps, is placed on the retired list, with the rank of Major. Major Kerrick enlisted as private in U.S. Artillery, 28 Oct. '97. In expedition to Cuba, June, July, August '98. Participated in battle, Santiago, Cuba, 10-11 July '98. On S.D. mail carrier, 24 Feb., '99. Apt. Col., Mar., '99. Promoted Sgt. 18 May, '99. Re-enlisted 28 Oct. 1900. 1st Cl. Gunner (Par. 9 S.O., H.E.D., 24 Dec., '01.) On S.D. instructing recruits, 19 Jan. to 28 March, '02. Asst. Steward, Exchange, 9 April, 1902; Steward, Exchange, May 5, 1902, until Oct. 27,'03. Date discharge 27 Oct., 1903. Enlisted Co. "B" Va. Inf., Culpeper, Va., 27 Mar., 1907. Appointed Color Sgt. 1 April, 1907. Appointed Bat. Sgt. Maj. 10 June, 1900. Regt. Sgt. Maj., 1 June, 1910. 2nd Lt. Bat. Q. M. 2nd Va. Inf. 12 July, 1911. 1st Lt. Bat. Adj. 3rd Bat. 2nd Va. Inf., 15 Oct., '14. Qualified Marksman Va. Beach, 5 Aug. 1915. Responded to call President 18 June, 1916. Mustered in Federal Service, 1 July, 1916. Exchange Officer 2nd Va. Inf. S.O. 118, 3rd Aug. 1916. Mustered out Federal Service, 28 Feb. 1917. Responded to call of President, 25 March, 1917, Culpeper, Va. Mustered in Federal Service Luray, Va., 31 March, 1917. S.D. Recruiting Service S.O. 82, 1 June, 1917, relieved S.O. 116, 8 Aug. 1917. Left Roanoke, Va., with 2nd Va. inf., 5 Sept. 1917. Arrived Camp McClellan, Ala., 6 Sept. 1917. Transferred 54th Art. Brigade, S.O. 146, pursuant instructions H.Q. 29 Div. 25 Sept. 1917. Assigned 112 F.A. 29 Sept., 1917. Transferred 111 F.A. Par. 10, G.O. 14, 54th Artillery Brigade, 6th Nov., 1917. On S.D. Instructor Div., School Saddlers and Cobblers, G.O. 38, 29 Div., 17 Dec. 1917. Transferred to 104 Motor Supply Train, S.O. 107, 28 Dec. 1917. Transferred to 104 Motor Supply Train, S.O. 107, 28 Dec., 1917, H.Q. 29 Div. Camp McClellan, Ala. Promoted Capt. 104 Sup. Train, S.O. 69 W.D., 23 March, 1918. Left Camp McClellan, Ala., 21 June, 1918; arrived Camp Mills, N.Y., 24 June, 1918. Embarked from Philadelphia, Pa., for Europe June 28, 1918. Arrived Liverpool 15 July, 1918. Embarked Southampton, July 16, 1918. Arrived Cherbourg, France 17 July, 1918. In command of Co. "A" 104 Sup. Train 28 Dec., 1917 until 15 April, 1919. Transferred to Postal Express Service, Par. 2, S.O. 104, H.Q. 29 Div., 14 April, '19. Assigned to station in Paris, S.O. 108, 18 April, 1919, H.Q. Dis. Paris. M.T.O., P.E.S. Sailed for U.S.A. Sept. 17, 1919. Honorably discharged at Camp Meigs, D.C., Oct. 16, 1919. S.O. 243. Service no longer required. Entitled to two battle clasps on victory medal, S.O. 52 H.Q., P.E.S., 21 Aug., 1919. First Army Defensive Sector, Sept. 26-Oct. 7, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 1918.

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