Purdham, Fred.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Purdham

(first name): Fred

(middle name):

Date of birth

(month): August

(day): 17th

(year): 1888

Place of Birth

(town): Stanley

(county): Page

(state): Vurginia

(country): USA

Name of father: Martin Purdham

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Liddie Purdham

Birthplace (country):

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Disciple

Married: yes

year: 1919

at: Luray Va

To (maiden name): Mary Hoak

Born: May 19

year: 1901

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

(name):

Born:

year:

at:

Children

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year:

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Fraternal Orders:

College Fraternities:

Previous military service or training:

Education

(Preparatory): Page Co. Schools

(College):

Education

(University):

(Degrees):

Occupation before entry into service: Stone-Mason

employer:

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Luray

(county): Page

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Luray

(county): Page

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May 26, 1918

at (place): Luray Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: Not given on Discharge Cert.

Assigned originally to

(company): D

(regiment): 10th Bn.

(division): Replacement

(or)

(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee Va

From (date): May 26. 1918

to (date): Sept 7. 1918

School, camp, station, ship:

From (date):

to (date):

School, camp, station, ship:

From (date):

to (date):

Transferred to:-

Company: 114th Inf BN

Regiment:

Division:

Ship:

Date: 8-20-18

New Location:

Company: 64 ? Co.

Regiment:

Division:

Ship:

Date: 8-28-18

New Location:

Company: Co I - 164 Inf

Regiment:

Division:

Ship:

Date: 9-29-18

New Location:

Promoted:-

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

From (rank):

to (rank):

Date:

Embarked from (port): Newport News, Va

on (ship): Do not recall

(date):

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, France

(date): Do not recall

Proceeded from : Brest France

to: Do not recall

(date):

From: Do not recall

to: St Agnes France

(date):

From: Do not recall

to: ?Vicley France

(date):

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country:

Place:

From (date):

to (date):

Country:

Place:

From (date):

to (date):

Country:

Place:

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to (date):

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date):

Participated in the following engagements:

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:

(place):

(date):

Nature of casuality:

(place):

(date):

Nature of casuality:

(place):

(date):

Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Do not recall

Location:

From (date): Oct. 11. 1918

to (date): Nov 15. 1918

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): Boston Mass

on (ship): Do not recall

Date: Jan 22. 1919

(from):

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Humphries Va.

(date): Feb 8. 1919

as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Stone Mason

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?:

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: enclosed

Signed at (place): Luray Virginia

on (date): May 14.

year: 1921

(full name): xFred Purdham

(rank): Private

(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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