Johnson, Joseph William Jr.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Johnson

(first name): Joseph

(middle name): William Jr.

Date of birth

(month): May

(day): 9

(year): 1891

Place of Birth

(town): Houston

(county): Halifax

(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Joseph W. Johnson

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Mary Clay Johnson

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): [E]Piscopalian

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: Woodman of the World

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Occupation before entry into service: forman on county road

employer: Halifax County

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(town): Houston

(county): Halifax

Present home address

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(town): Houston

(county): Halifax

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): 1st Aug. 1917

at (place): Farmville, Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : 2nd Virginia National Guard

Identification number: 1288666

Assigned originally to

(company): G

(regiment): 116th

(division): 29th

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

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

From (date): 6 Sept. 1917

to (date): 11 June 1918

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

on (ship): Finland

(date): 14 June 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): 28June 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): [Molbrouch?] Hill

(date): 8 October 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Molleville Farm 10th Oct. 1918 Battle Bois d Osomis 11 Oct 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): :

Killed in action, killed by accident, died of wounds, died of disease, wounded, gassed, shell-shocked, taken prisoner:

Nature of casuality: Wounded

(place): Bois d. Osomis

(date): 11 October, 1918

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Name of hospital: Vacuation No. 19.

Location: Alleeray France

From (date): 12 October 1918

to (date): 1 November 1918

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Arrived at (American port): New Port News

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: 20 May 1918

(from): St. Nazaire

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

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as a (rank): Private

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?: O.K.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: O.K.

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

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?: O.K.

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.

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Signed at (place): Camp Lee, VA

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(full name): Joseph William Johnson

(rank): Private

(branch of service): Inf.

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Private Joseph William Johnson Jr.

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