Groves, Thomas Thurston.

ReadAboutContentsHelp
See record at the Library of Virginia Digital Collections.

Pages

1
Needs Review

1

WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Groves

(first name): Thomas

(middle name): Thurston

Date of birth

(month): August

(day): 5th

(year): 1898

Place of Birth

(town):

(county): [Fauquier?]

(state): [Virginia]

(country):

Name of father: Granville Quincy Groves

Birthplace (country):

Maiden name of mother: [Harris?]

Birthplace (country):

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no):

Church (denomination): Methodist

Married: No

year:

at:

To (maiden name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born: 1

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

at:

Fraternal Orders:

College Fraternities:

Previous military service or training:

Education

(Preparatory): [illegible]

(College):

Education

(University):

(Degrees):

Occupation before entry into service: [Painter?]

employer: [illegible]

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): [Penington?]

(town): [illegible]

(county): Fauquier

Present home address

(street number): [Penington?]

(town):

(county): Fauquier

(state): Virginia

Last edit 9 days ago by HP-TannerOrange
2
Needs Review

2

WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): July 23

at (place): Warrenton Virginia

as a (rank): {illegible}

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): Co. C

(regiment): second Va.

(division):

(or)

(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan

From (date): Sept 27, 1917

to (date): June 11, 1918

School, camp, station, ship:

From (date):

to (date):

School, camp, station, ship:

From (date):

to (date):

Transferred to:-

Company: Co. D

Regiment: 116th Inf.

Division:

Ship:

Date: Oct 4

New Location:

Company:

Regiment:

Division:

Ship:

Date:

New Location:

Company:

Regiment:

Division:

Ship:

Date:

New Location:

Promoted:-

From (rank): Pvt

to (rank): Corporal

Date:

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

Embarked from (port): Hoboken, New Jersey

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

(date): June 14, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St Nazaire

(date): June 25, 1918

Proceeded from : St Nazaire

to: Champlitte {Eriene?}

(date): 14 July 1918

From: Champlitte

to: Haute Alsace

(date): July 24, 1918

From: Haute Alsace

to: Meuse Argonne sector

(date): Sept 26

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country:

Place:

From (date):

to (date):

Country:

Place:

From (date):

to (date):

Country:

Place:

From (date):

to (date):

Last edit 19 days ago by 23hpatel
3
Needs Review

3

WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): center sector Haute Alsace

(date): 24 July 18

Participated in the following engagements: Meuse Argonne offensive [illegible] Oct 16

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:

(place):

(date):

Nature of casualty:

(place):

(date):

Nature of casualty:

(place):

(date):

Under medical care:-

Name of hospital:

Location:

From (date):

to (date):

Name of hospital:

Location:

From (date):

to (date):

Name of hospital:

Location:

From (date):

to (date):

Name of hospital:

Location:

From (date):

to (date):

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

Arrived at (American port):

on (ship):

Date:

(from):

Discharged from service at (place):

(date):

as a (rank):

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::

Last edit 17 days ago by anniecat
4
Needs Review

4

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?:

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): Camp Lee Va

on (date): May 28

year: 1919

(full name): Thomas T Groves

(rank): Pvt.

(branch of service): Co H 116th Inf.

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

Last edit 12 months ago by Gvanvleck
Displaying all 4 pages