Owen, John W.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Owen

(first name): John

(middle name): W.

Date of birth

(month): December

(day): 18

(year): 1892

Place of Birth

(town): Pittsylvania

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(state): Virginia

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Miles Owen

Birthplace (country): United States

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Birthplace (country): United

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Methodist

Married: Single

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Occupation before entry into service: Mechanic (Automobile)

employer: J.D. Lloyd

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): South Boston, Virginia

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(town): South Boston, Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): 30th July 1917

at (place): Farmville, VA

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : 2nd Virginia National Guard

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(regiment): 2nd Virginia

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Regiment: 116th Infantry

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken, N.J.

on (ship): Finland

(date): 15th June 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire France June 1918

(date): July 4th, 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to: Frotts

(date): Jul 4th, 1918

From: Frotts July 14th, 1918

to: Trenches

(date): July 26th 1918

From: Alsace Sept. 25th, 1918

to: Mer Verdun

(date): Oct. 1st 1918

Trained or stationed abroad:-

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Place: Lorraine

From (date): Nov. 20th, 1918

to (date): April 24th, 1919

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Alsace

(date): July 27th, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Meuse Argonne Offensive

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 casuality: Gassed

(place): North of Verdun

(date): Oct. 10th, 1918

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Base 52

Location: Remicourt

From (date): Oct 12th, 1918

to (date): Nov. 14th, 1918

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Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: May 20th

(from): Saint Nazaire

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

(date): May 26th, 1919

as a (rank): Private 1st class

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::

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: Very enthusiastic

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Broadening mentally and very great physical help.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: A wider out look of life.

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?: The seriousness of life.

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: I realize the greatness of my fellow man.

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 Virginia

on (date): May 28th

year: 1919

(full name): John W. Owen

(rank): Private 1st class

(branch of service): Infantry

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

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