Douglas, Aubrey Williams.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Douglas

(first name): Aubrey

(middle name): Williams

Date of birth

(month): December

(day): 5th

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): Mathews

(county): (Same)

(state): Virginia

(country): USA

Name of father: C.M. Doglas

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: W.S. Williams

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Disciple

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: BPOE

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(Preparatory): High School

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Occupation before entry into service: Expert Gas Engine Mechanic

employer: Y.L. Young

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): 629 Raleigh Ave.

(town): Norfolk Va.

(county): Noroflk

Present home address

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): April 9, 1917

at (place): Norfolk, Va

as a (rank): Sergeant

in the: Va Ambulance Corps

section of the : Va. National Guard 29th Division

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(company): Va. Ambulance Corps

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(division): 29th

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

From (date): Sept. 2, 1917

to (date): Dec. 11, 1917

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Company: Air Service Aeronautics

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Date: Dec. 15, 1917

New Location: University of Illinois Ground School for student aviation

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From (rank): Of flying cadet

to (rank): Lieutenant

Date: Oct. 1st. 1918

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WAR RECORD

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Foreman Gas Engine repair.

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 States 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?: A stronger belief than ever before.

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): Norfolk, Va

on (date): Nov. 5

year: 1919

(full name): Aubrey W. Douglas

(rank): Lieut. ASMARMA

(branch of service):

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

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Transcription:: AUBREY DOUGLAS, Norfolk, Virginia. From VIRGINIAN-PILOT, Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, June 15, 1920 Norfolk War History Commission Municipal Building, Norfolk, VIrginia

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AVIATOR DIES AS RESULT OF FALL.

Former Lieutenant Aubery Douglas inured While Piloting

Was Member 115th, Ambulance Company.

Aubery Douglas, a Norfolk aviator who was inured Sunday afternoon when an aeroplane which he was piloting crashed to earth in Glenwood Park died early yesterday morning at the United States Public Health hospital from the injuries. Thomas Happy, a passenger in the aeroplane at the time of the accident and who sustained a fractured right leg, was reported to be doing as well as could be expected last night.

Lieutenant Douglas, who has made his tome in Norfolk for a number of years, had many friends in the city and was one of the most popular members of 115th. Ambulance Company of Norfolk He enlisted in this company at the outbreak of the world war and was later transferred to the aviation branch of the service, with the rank of Lieutenant. He was a registered military pilot, one of the few in the service.

Lieutenant Douglas joined the Ambulance Company as a private, but, because of his exceptional knowledge of machinery, was made a sergeant before the company was sent to Camp McClellen. At Camp McClellen he was sergeant in charge of transportation until about January, 1918. He then passed the aviation examination, given at Atlanta, Ga., and went to the University of Illinois for a technical course. He was station at fly-

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