Mize, Henry Ellis.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Mize

(first name): Henry

(middle name): Ellis

Date of birth

(month): March

(day): 30

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): Dodson

(county): Patrick

(state): Va

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Henry H. Mize

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Permelia X Hall

Birthplace (country): USA

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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Occupation before entry into service: student and farmer

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(town): Dodson

(county): Patrick

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(town): Dodson

(county): Patrick

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Oct 28 1916

at (place): Fort Myer VA

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 1288282

Assigned originally to

(company): F

(regiment): 2nd

(division): VA

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at (place): Brownsvill Tex

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan Ala

From (date): 18 Aug 1917

to (date): 11 June 1918

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Company: F

Regiment: 116

Division: Inf 29

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Date: October 4, 1917

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Pvt

to (rank): Pvt 1 cl

Date: 1st Sept 1917

From (rank): Pvt 1 cl

to (rank): cpl Sgt

Date: 20th May 1916 11th May 1918

Embarked from (port): Hoboken

on (ship): Finland

(date): 27 June 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): 27 June 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

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(date): 2nd Jul

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Country: France

Place: Larivere

From (date): Nov 23 1918

to (date): Apr 25 1919

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Haute Alsace

(date): 28 . Jul 1918

Participated in the following engagements: near [Balachwiller - Buschwiller?]Alsace Aug 26 1918 Meuse-Argonne Near [Consenssa-?] Oct 8 1918 to Oct 28 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): :

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Arrived at (American port): Newport News, VA

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: 20 May 1919

(from): St Nazaire

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee VA

(date): 28 May 1919

as a (rank): Sergeant

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war:

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?: Considered as a matter of duty

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: In general beneficial (badly corrected at end of word)

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

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: No Marked [badly distorted writing of Marked] effect

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: That sense of duty rather than considerations of glory or enjoyment of fighting must sustain one

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: a generally broader outlook on life

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): [27 or 29 correction unclear]May

year: 1919

(full name): Henry Ellis Mize

(rank): Sgt

(branch of service): CoF 116 th Inf.

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

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