Lake, Robert Davenport.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Lake

(first name): Robert

(middle name): Davenport

Date of birth

(month): Jan.

(day): 3rd

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town): Markham

(county): Fauquier

(state): Va.

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: William L. Lake

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Nannie L. Wheeler

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): No

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: None

Education

(Preparatory): High School

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Occupation before entry into service: Farming

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Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Lakota

(county): Culpeper County

Present home address

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(town): Lakota

(county):

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Aug. 4th, 1917

at (place): Warrenton, Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 1287862

Assigned originally to

(company): Co. D

(regiment): 116th

(division): 29th

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

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

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): Mechanic

Date: Nov. 10, 1918.

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): Finland

(date): June 15, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Saint Nazaire

(date): June 28, 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Haute Alsace

(date): July 25th, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Defense of Haute Alsace July 25 - Sept. 23, 1918. Battle of Malbrook Hill, Oct. 8, Batle of Molleville Farm, B. of Grand Montagne, Oct. 16, 1918. Etraye Ridge, Oct. 23, 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): :

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 20 1919

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

(date): May 27, 1919

as a (rank): Mechanic Co. D., 116th INF. 29th Div.

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farming

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?:

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

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

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?:

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.

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The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Information obtained from Robt. Lake, by Ruth Campbell, Collaborator for Culpeper County, Va. Culpeper, Va.

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