Abbot, John Lewis.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Abbot

(first name): John

(middle name): Lewis

Date of birth

(month): January

(day): 20th

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Lynchburg

(county): Campbell

(state): Virginia

(country): United States of A.

Name of father: William R. Abbot

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Lucy Schoolfield Lewis

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): none

Married: no

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Fraternal Orders:

College Fraternities: A.T.O, ΦΔΦ, T.I.L.K.A., I.M.P.

Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): Bellevue High School

(College): A.P.I. (1 year)

Education

(University): Virginia

(Degrees): LL.B.

Occupation before entry into service: Student

employer:

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Bellevue

(county): Bedford

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Bedford

(county):

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Apr. 1917

at (place): Fort Myer, Va.

as a (rank): Candidate

in the: Infantry First Officer [F?] Camp

section of the : National Army

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): HQ

(regiment): 317th

(division): 80th

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(ship):

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Fort Myer

From (date):

to (date): Aug 1917

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee

From (date): Aug 1917

to (date): May 1918

School, camp, station, ship: AEF

From (date): May 1918

to (date): Sept 1918

Transferred to:-

Company: Asst Adj

Regiment: 317th Inf.

Division: Acted Adjutant

Ship:

Date:

New Location: 159th Brigade

Company: Stokes Mortar Officer

Regiment: 317th Inf.

Division: C.O. HQ Co.

Ship:

Date:

New Location: 90th Inf.

Company: Regimental Operations Officer

Regiment: 90th Inf.

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Promoted:-

From (rank): First Lieutenant

to (rank): Captain

Date: July 30, 1918

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Embarked from (port): Newport News

on (ship): U.S.S. Mongolia

(date): May 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest

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Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: Dedeauville

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Place: Bois d [eperchy?]

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Country:

Place: Langies

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): July 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Operations in Picardy and on the Somme, Summer 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:

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability):

Arrived at (American port): Hoboken, New Jersey

on (ship): USS Maui

Date: Sept 1918

(from): Brest, France

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Sevier, South Carolina

(date): Dec. 5, 1918

as a (rank): Captain of Infantry

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Law

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 State 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): Bedford, Va

on (date): Aug. 6

year: 1919

(full name): John Lewis Abbot

(rank): Captain

(branch of service): Infantry

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

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