Harris, John Flourney.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Harris

(first name): John

(middle name): Flourney

Date of birth

(month): July

(day): 25th

(year): 1897

Place of Birth

(town): Virgilina

(county): Halifax

(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: John C. Harris

Birthplace (country): Virgilina Va., U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Margaret Agnes Perkins

Birthplace (country): ""

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no):

Church (denomination): Baptist

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: W.O.W.

College Fraternities: None

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(Preparatory): High School

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Occupation before entry into service: Farming

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Residence before entry into the service

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(town): Virgilina

(county): Halifax

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May 25, 1918

at (place): Richmond Virginia

as a (rank): Hospital apprentice 2nd class

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Assigned originally to

(company): Marine duty

(regiment): 8th

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at (place): Galveston, Texas

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Paris Island, S.C.

From (date): June 18th, 1917

to (date): Sept 18th, 1917

School, camp, station, ship: Quantico, VA

From (date): Sept 19th, 1917

to (date): October 9th, 1917

School, camp, station, ship: Galveston, Texas

From (date): October 17, 1917

to (date): August 14th, 1918

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From (rank): 1st class

to (rank): [Phm?]3rd class

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken, NJ

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

(date): Sept 14th

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, France Sept 29th

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Proceeded from : Brest

to: Bordeaux

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to: St. Sulpice

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Place: Bordeaux

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Brest

(date): Sept. 29th, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Stationary duty

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): Hampton Roads

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

Date: Aug. 9, 1919

(from): France

Discharged from service at (place): Hampton Roads Virginia

(date): Aug. 29, 1919

as a (rank): Pharmacist mate 3rd class

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farming

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?: Willing to serve

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: affects beneficial in general

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: none especially

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?:

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): Virgilina, Virginia

on (date): April 20

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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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