Lowry, Edwin Hobson.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Lowry

(first name): Edwin

(middle name): Hobson

Date of birth

(month): Feb

(day): 10

(year): 1898

Place of Birth

(town): Gordonsville

(county): Orange

(state): VA

(country): US

Name of father: Marcellus P. Lowry

Birthplace (country): US

Maiden name of mother: Emma Maud Bacon

Birthplace (country): US

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

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Church (denomination): Baptist

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Previous military service or training: 5 years

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Residence before entry into the service

(street number): 1819 Covington St.

(town): Richmond

(county): US

Present home address

(street number): 1819 Covington St.

(town): Richmond

(county): Henrico

(state): VA

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): 28 May 1916

at (place): Richmond Va

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : U.S. Army

Identification number: 1287223

Assigned originally to

(company): 2d B.

(regiment): 116 Inf.

(division): 29 Div.

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School, camp, station, ship: McClellan Ala.

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

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

(date): 12 June

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): 26 June

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): [illegible] Haute Alsace

(date): July 18, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Haute Alsace Meuse Argonne Battle of Malbrook Hill, Battle of Molville Farm, Attack on Bois De [illegible], Battle of Grand Montagne Capture of [illegible] Ridge

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: [illegible]

(place): Argonne

(date): 18 Sept 1918

Nature of casualty: Gassed

(place): Argonne

(date): " " " [18 Sept 1918]

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Base 54

Location: [illegible]

From (date): 22 Sept. 1918

to (date): 30 Nov. 1918

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Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: 20 May

(from): St. Nazaire

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

(date): 28 May 1919

as a (rank): Sgt.

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: N. J. Navy

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?: None

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?: A Good One

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.

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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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