Latham, George Henry.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Latham

(first name): George

(middle name): Henry

Date of birth

(month): September

(day): 17

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): Port Antonio

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(country): Jamaica B. W. I.

Name of father: G. W. Latham

Birthplace (country): U. S. A.

Maiden name of mother: Helen Rerrie

Birthplace (country): Jamaica, B. W. I.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): None

Married: No

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Previous military service or training: 4 yrs Virginia Polytechnic Institute Battalion of Cadets

Education

(Preparatory): High School

(College): Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Education

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(Degrees): B.S. in general Science

Occupation before entry into service: Agriculture and a student

employer: self

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Rapidan, Va

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Present home address

(street number): R. F. D.

(town): Rapidan

(county): Culpeper

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May 14-17

at (place): Fort Myer, Virginia

as a (rank): Infantry

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section of the : National Army 5th Provisional Training Regt.

Identification number: 2912026

Assigned originally to

(company): 8th

(regiment): 5th ProV Tr.

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School, camp, station, ship: Fort Myer O. T. S.

From (date): May 14th 1917

to (date): August 14, 1917

School, camp, station, ship: J. E. Johnson

From (date): October 29 1918

to (date): December 10, 1918

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Teaching and Agriculture

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?: Volunteered for service at first opportunity. Waived exemption, Class 3, to enter service 1918

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Beneficial in strengthening and broadening mind and body, and valuable as a whole.

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

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: None that I know of

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?: General broadening of outlook upon life and people in general

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): Columbia, S.C.

on (date): September 25

year: 1920

(full name): George Henry Latham

(rank): Pvt.

(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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