Phillips, Walter Clyde.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Phillips

(first name): Walter

(middle name): Clyde

Date of birth

(month): March

(day): 18

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town):

(county): Willis

(state): Floyd

(country): Va.

Name of father: William Brackton.

Birthplace (country): U.S.

Maiden name of mother: Martha Ducan.

Birthplace (country): U.S.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White.

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

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Married: Single.

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Occupation before entry into service: Farming

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Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Willis

(county): Floyd

Present home address

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(town): Willis

(county): U.S.

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): enlisted Feb. 7. 1916

at (place): Columbus Ohio

as a (rank): Pvt.

in the: Infantry

section of the : Regular Army.

Identification number: 186637

Assigned originally to

(company): D

(regiment): 26 Inf.

(division): 1st Div.

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(ship): Station

at (place): Harlington, Texas

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

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From (date): March 9, 1918

to (date): May 3,1917

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Transferred to:-

Company: C

Regiment: 3rd M.G Bn.

Division: 1at Div.

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Date: Feb. 1.

New Location: Morson, France

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Promoted:-

From (rank): 1st class Pvt.

to (rank): COrporal

Date: April 29, 1917

From (rank): Corporal

to (rank): Sergeant

Date: Aug.3, 1918

Embarked from (port): Hoboken, N.J.

on (ship): Scanada

(date): June 14, 1917

and arrived at (foreign port): St.Nazaire

(date): June 28, 1917

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to: Demonye

(date): July 13, 1917

From: Demonye

to: Morson

(date): Oct. 18, 1917

From: Morson

to: toul Sector

(date): Oct. 23, 1917

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Lunenville Sector.

(date): Oct. 23, 1917

Participated in the following engagements: Def. Jan 15 to Apr 3. 18 Contigney Def. May 28 to 30, 18 Saizerais Sector Dep. Aug. 7 to 24 18 (Major operation montdidien noyon (Dep opr. 25 to July 7/16 Aisne Marne off) July 18 to 25/18 St. Mihiel (off.) Sep. 12 to 13 18 Meuse argonne off Oct. 12 18 and Nov. 5 to 8, 18.

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): : Cited July 18,at Soisson.

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): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): Dyekab

Date: Sep. 5, 1919

(from): Brest FRance

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Taylor Ky.

(date): March 20,1920.

as a (rank): Sergeant

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?: From my own experience I believe every young man at the age of 18 should have three yrs. of military training.

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?: Overseas experience has caused me to think ahead.

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: none

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): Willis, Va.

on (date): July 27,

year: 1920

(full name): Walter C.Phillips

(rank): Sergeant

(branch of service): 3rd N.G. 1st Div.

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

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