Melvin, William.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Melvin

(first name): William

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Date of birth

(month): June

(day): 12th

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

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(state): Virginia

(country): u.s.a

Name of father: William Melvin

Birthplace (country): Virginia

Maiden name of mother: Martha

Birthplace (country): Culpepper Co. Va

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): none

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Previous military service or training: [] camp

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Occupation before entry into service: Saw milling

employer: Ben. Houghton

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): Somerville

(county): Fauquier

Present home address

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(town): Somerville

(county): Fauquier

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May 24, 1911

at (place): Camp Lee

as a (rank): Private

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): St. Mihiel

(date): September 15th

Participated in the following engagements: St. Mihiel, Argonne Meuse

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Arrived at (American port): Hoboken

on (ship): [illegible]

Date: May 2, 1919

(from): Breasts

Discharged from service at (place): Campfee

(date): May 9th

as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Saw milling

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.

Additional data:

Signed at (place): Somerville, Va.

on (date): July 8

year: 1920

(full name): Willie Melvin

(rank): Private

(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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