Barker, Oscar Linwood.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Barker

(first name): Oscar

(middle name): Linnwood

Date of birth

(month): January

(day): 8

(year): 1894

Place of Birth

(town): Basic City

(county): Augusta

(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Henry P. Barker

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Nealy S. Swischer

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Pryspreterian

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: S. D. of L. Council 41

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Previous military service or training:

Education

(Preparatory): Grammer School

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Education

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Occupation before entry into service: Farming, Railroad Work

employer: Norfolk & Western R.R. Co.

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Basic City

(county): Augusta

Present home address

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(town): Basic City

(county): Augusta

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): June 21-1916

at (place): Roanoke, Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): F 2nd VA

(regiment): 116

(division): 29

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(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Brownsville, Texas

From (date): June 27 1916

to (date): Feb. 11-1917

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

From (date): Sept 7-1917

to (date): June 10-1918

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Transferred to:-

Company: Machine Gun

Regiment: 116

Division: 29

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Date: Oct 8-1917

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): 1st. Cook

Date: Feb. 1, 1917

From (rank):

to (rank): Mess Sgt

Date: Oct. 29, 1918 until Mar 7, 1919

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

on (ship): Finland

(date): June 14-1918

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

(date): June 27-1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire, France

to: Argierlieres Hate Sone [sp]

(date): Juny 4, 1918

From: Argierlieres Hate Sone [sp]

to: Argierlieres Hate Sone [sp]

(date): July 16, 1918

From: Argierlieres Hate Sone [sp]

to: Elloye Ste Sous

(date): July 26, 1918

Trained or stationed abroad:-

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Place: Brownsville, Texas

From (date): July 11, 1916

to (date): Feb 11, 1917

Country: See Note 1 below for full detail

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

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Participated in the following engagements: Defence of Centre Sector Haute Alsace; 25 July to 23 September 1918. 8 October 1918 Battle of Malbrouck Hill; 10 October 1918 Battle of Molloville Farm; 11 October 1918 Attack on Bis [crossed out word] d'Ormont; 16 Oct. 1918 Battle of Grande Montagne; 23 October 1918 Capture of Etraye Ridge; 25 October 1918 Attack on Bois Belleu.

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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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital:

Location: Camp McClellan

From (date): Jan 17, 1918

to (date): June 26, 1918

Name of hospital: For Mumps

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

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): May 27, 1919

as a (rank): Pvt.

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?: I consider that I did ny duty.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Beneficial.

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

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: Beneficial.

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: I realized how horrible war is.

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: I have come back a better American.

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): Oscar Linnwood Barker

(rank): Pvt.

(branch of service): M.G. Co. 116th Inf

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

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