Sprinkle, Charlie Ray.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Sprinkle

(first name): Charlie

(middle name): Ray

Date of birth

(month): Aug

(day): 5

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): Fairview

(county): Scott

(state): Va

(country): Scott

Name of father: Wessley C Sprinkle

Birthplace (country): Lee Co

Maiden name of mother: Liney E Gillam

Birthplace (country): Lee Co

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Methodist

Married: no

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Fraternal Orders: no

College Fraternities: no

Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): none

(College): none

Education

(University): none

(Degrees): none

Occupation before entry into service: Electrictism

employer: Stoneya Cole V Coke Co

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Fairview

(county): Scott

Present home address

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(town): Fairview

(county): Scott

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): 27 June 1917

at (place): Big Stone Gap, VA

as a (rank): Private

in the: Inft

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Assigned originally to

(company): H

(regiment): 2nd Va Inft

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

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

From (date): 7 Sept 1917

to (date): 12 June 1918

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Transferred to:-

Company: 19

Regiment: 116th

Division: 29th

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Date: 4 oct 1917

New Location: Camp McClellan

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): Private 1 Class

Date: March 1919

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken, NJ

on (ship): USS Finland

(date): 15 June 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire France

(date): 27 June 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to: Champlitte

(date): 5 July 1918

From: Champlitte

to: Haule Alsace Sect

(date): July 20 1918

From: Haute Alsace Sector

to: Verdun

(date): 7 Oct 1918

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Champlitte

From (date): 5 July 1918

to (date): 20 July 1918

Country: France

Place: Haute Alsace Sec

From (date): 20 July

to (date): 26 Sept 1918

Country: France

Place: Verdun Sec

From (date): 7 Oct 1918

to (date): 1 Nov 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Haute Alsace Sector

(date): 23 July

Participated in the following engagements: Defense Center Sector Haute Alsace, Battle Malbrook Hill, Marlville Farm Attack on Bois D Armont Grand Martogare Capture, Etrays Ridge Artose on Bois Bellean

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:

Nature of casualty: Gassed

(place): Verdun

(date): 15 Oct 1918

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Mewes

Location: France

From (date): 18 Oct

to (date): 15 Nov 1918

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability): No

Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): USS Matsonia

Date: 20 May 1919

(from): St. Narzare

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee, VA

(date):

as a (rank): Private 1 Cl

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?: None

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: None

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: None

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?: None

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: None

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): 26 May

year: 1919

(full name): Charlie Ray Sprinkle

(rank): Pvt 1 CL

(branch of service): Inft

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

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