Gray, Thomas Spurgeon.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Gray

(first name): Thomas

(middle name): Spurgeon

Date of birth

(month): February

(day): 25

(year): 1898

Place of Birth

(town): Bealeton

(county): Fauquier

(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: James Thomas Gray

Birthplace (country): Stafford

Maiden name of mother: Lizzie Elizabeth Brown

Birthplace (country): Fauquier

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): None

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: "

Previous military service or training: None

Education

(Preparatory): Grammar School

(College): none

Education

(University): none

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Occupation before entry into service: Student

employer: none

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): Bealeton

(county): Fauquier

Present home address

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(town): Bealeton

(county): Fauquier

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Enlisted

at (place): Warrenton Va. [Virginia] State of Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: Second Va. [Virginia] Infantry National Guard, Co. C

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 1287785

Assigned originally to

(company): D Company

(regiment): 116th

(division): 29th

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at (place): Camp McClellan Alabama

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From (date): September 7th 1917

to (date): June 11, 1918

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to (rank): Corporal

Date: June 1st 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J. [New Jersey]

on (ship): June 15th Finland U.S.S.

(date): June 15th, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): June 27th

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire France

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(date): July 3rd

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Country: France

Place: France

From (date): June 27th 1918

to (date): May 10, 1919

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): De-Alsace

(date): July 25 to Sept 23

Participated in the following engagements: Meuse-Argonne offensive October 8th to Oct. 15th. Battle of Marbrook Hill; Battles of Molleville Farm. Wounded and gassed on Oct. 15 Transferred to Hospital Oct. 15 reaching there at Langres Frace [France] on Oct. 20, 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 casualty: St. Shell fire

(place): Molleville Farm

(date): Oct. 15, 1918

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Base Hospital no. 27

Location: Angers

From (date): Oct. 20

to (date): Nov. 9th

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability): Suffering from effects of gas

Arrived at (American port): Newport News

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

Date: May 20

(from): St Nazaire

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee, Va.

(date): May 28, 1919

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Taking vocational education

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:: In training by the Federal Board for Vocational Educational.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: I wasn't called, just volunteered.

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

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Moral good. Physical very poor.

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?: "That war is hell"

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: Not mentally affected

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data: No photographs on hand at present

Signed at (place): Washington D.C.

on (date): June 16th

year: 1920

(full name): Thomas Spurgeon Gray

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

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