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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Smith

(first name): Horace

(middle name): Blair

Date of birth

(month): April

(day): 10

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Petersburg

(county): Dinwiddie

(state): Va

(country): USA

Name of father: Dr. Andrew H. Smith

Birthplace (country): U.S.

Maiden name of mother: Emma F. Hudgins

Birthplace (country): U.S.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Methodist

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: none

College Fraternities: none

Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): High school

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Occupation before entry into service:

employer: Dupont Chemical Company, Hopewell VA

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): 109 W Tabb St

(town): Petersburg

(county): Dinwiddie

Present home address

(street number): 109 W Tabb St

(town): Petersburg

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(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): April 10, 1917

at (place): Petersburg Va

as a (rank): [?Ldys?] for Georman.

in the: United States [?Illegible?]

section of the : U.S. Navy

Identification number: 1929615

Assigned originally to

(company): Yeoman Training School

(regiment): Newport RI

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(ship):

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Newport, RI

From (date): April 13, 1917

to (date): May 20, 1917

School, camp, station, ship: U.S. Naval Training Station, Newport R.I.

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Transferred to:-

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Ship: USS Hannibal

Date: August 27, 1917

New Location: New Orleans L

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Georman 3c USN

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Embarked from (port): New York NY

on (ship): USS Hannibal

(date): November 1917

and arrived at (foreign port): Hamilton, Bermuda

(date): November 1917

Proceeded from : Hamilton, Bermuda

to: Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands

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From: Ponta Delgada, Azores

to: Norfolk Va

(date): Jan 1918

From: New York NY

to: Corfu Greece

(date): March 18, 1918

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: Greece

Place: Corfu

From (date): June 7, 1918

to (date): Nov 21, 1918

Country: Austria

Place: [?Apalato, Dalatiel?]

From (date): November 23, 1918

to (date): June 2, 1919

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

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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:

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

Arrived at (American port): Norfolk Va

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

Date: June 28, 1919

(from): [?Spaiats?], Del

Discharged from service at (place): US Naval Base Hampton Roads

(date): July 14

as a (rank): Yeoman 3c USN

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Inspector (electrical) Submarine Signal Co. Norfolk, Va

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?: Due to the fact that I had, had no previous military experience my knowledge of the life was limited before entrance into service.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: beneficial in both.

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

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?: tendencies to view things more seriously.

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:

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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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Transcription:: Petersburg War History Committee World War Records - Horace Blair SmithYeoman 2nd Class - U.S.N. 109 West Tabb St. Petersburg, Va. Entered service age - 21 years. Father ------- Dr Andrew M. Smith- Petersburg, Va Mother's Maiden Name- Emma Fleetwood Hudgins- Petersburg, Va.

Confederate Ancestor-Grandfather James Andrew Smith - 12th Va. Regiment.

Married or single- Single. Volunteer- April 10, 1917. U.S. Naval Base- Hampton Roads, U.S. Naval Training Station- Newport R.I. Served- Navy- U.S.S. Hannibal. Transferred to Leonidas---- to Radetzky and Zwingi Served in European Waters - June 7, 1918 to June 2, 1919. Base 25 Radetzky and Zwingi were Austrian Ships taken by U.S. Naval forces in Adriatic Waters - Base 25- at Corfu, Greece, a palace of William Hoenzollern.

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